5-7-2024 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Building on the Foundation of S20.20, TR19 and its Application to your ESD Controls

TR19 Protection of High-Reliability Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies, and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices), provides a reference for steps one can take beyond S20.20 to further insure protection of product. This talk will review some of the content of this document. It will also discuss how TR19 builds on the foundation of S20.20 and help answer questions regarding appropriate application and implementation strategies.

Christopher Almeras, Raytheon

2-6-2024 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Creating an Electrostatic Protected Area (EPA): A Primer for Emerging Professionals

Tailored for entry-level professionals in the realm of electrostatic control, this presentation offers a guide to establishing an Electrostatic Protected Area (EPA). Starting with fundamental principles, attendees will understand the critical role of an EPA in shielding Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS) items.

The talk aims to align the requirements outlined in industry standards with practical implementation details. From defining EPA boundaries to selecting optional ESD control items, attendees will learn scalable approaches applicable from single workstations to designated facility zones.

Victor Skulavik II, Sandia National Laboratories 

11-14-23 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: ESD Characterization of Non-Powered Hand Tools

In an ESD protected area (EPA), often non-powered hand tools, such as tweezers, pliers, screwdrivers, vacuum wands are used. Many of these hand tools are marked with an ESD label, leading the user to believe that those tools are ESD compliant und can guarantee safe handling of ESD sensitive (ESDS) items.

The question arises how hand tools can be classified as “ESD compliant”. Neither the current version of the ESD control program standard ANSI/ESD S20.20 nor IEC 61340-5-1 define requirements for non-powered hand tools.

In this presentation, we will assess different non-powered hand tools with respect to their ESD risk. The primary risk scenarios are either the discharge of an isolated hand tool (“isolated conductor”) or a hand tool with personnel (IEC 61000-4-2) into an ESDS item or the discharge of a charged ESDS item into the hand tool (charged device model). According to ANSI/ESD SP17.1 “ESD Process Assessment”, the most direct parameter to assess the ESD risk is the discharge current from or into the ESDS item. The ESD properties of the tools are evaluated using discharge current measurements. Acceptance tests for non-powered hand tools are proposed by correlating discharge current measurements to resistance measurements of the hand tool.

This tech talk is intended for program managers, engineers, technicians, and other professionals who wants to understand the risk scenarios when using non-powered hand tools in an EPA.

Magdalena Hilkersberger, Reinhold Gärtner, Infineon Technologies AG

Wolfgang Stadler, Intel Germany Services GmbH

8-8-2023 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: ESD Resistance Measurement Apparatus, Tricks of the Trade

This tech talk will discuss the use of ESD high resistance meters and provide tips and tricks on how to get the most out of them.

The talk will cover the following topics:
• What is unique about an ESD high resistance meter?
• Common troubleshooting tips for these meters
• Tricks of the trade for getting the most out of your ESD high resistance meter
The talk will also reference TR53, which is a document that provides guidance on the use of the meters.

This tech talk is intended for engineers, technicians, and other professionals who use ESD high resistance meters.

Jay Skolnik, Skolnik Technical Training Institute, LLC

3-14-2023 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Compliance Verification, basics of TR53 and EPA set up

We will cover the basics of ESD Compliance verification for an EPA, including TR53 methods, equipment, documentation, and more. The goal is to provide practical tools and tips to conduct an ESD Compliance Verification based on the TR53. 

Manuel Meruelo, Estatec

2-7-2023 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk Panel: Create your first simple ESD control program.

Creating an ESD control program might seem like a difficult task to tackle. Join the ESD control program panel as they discuss how simple it is to create an effective control program. In this panel format, you can partake in open discussion so bring your questions about ESD control programs.

Jay Skolnik Skolnik Technical Training Institute, LLC, Shane Heinle, DIGI-KEY ELECTRONICS

1-9-2023 Welcome to the amazing & exciting ESD control professional!

Join the ESDA’s January 2023 Tech Talk which provides a 60-minute insight to your new career as an ESD professional.

Jay Skolnik, Skolnik Technical

11-29-2022 EMERGING PROFESSIONALS TECH TALKS: The ESDA Technology Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mirko Scholz

This talk takes a look into the ESDA Technology Roadmap, going over what the next roadmap will look like.

Mirko Scholz, Infineon 

5-31-2022 Introduction to EOS

This talk covers an introduction to EOS.

Kai Esmark, Infineon

3-1-2022 CC-TLP: an increasingly popular approach to wafer/die-level CDM testing

This talk features a different approach to wafer/die-level CDM testing, CC-TLP.

Heinrich Wolf, Fraunhofer EMFT

12-2-2021 Automotive EIPD EOS Workshop

This workshop covers all things EOS/EIPD in the automotive space.

8-3-2021 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Professional Certification Panel

This talk features three Certified professionals will discuss their experience completing the certification process.

Andrew Nold, Teradyne; Hank Mead, BAE Systems; Matt Jane, Tesla

6-1-2021 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: New Release of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2021 with John Kinnear, IBM

This talk features the new updates and changes to the newly updated standard, ANSI/ESD S20.20-2021.

John Kinnear, IBM

5-4-2021 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Device Panel with Alan, Ann, and Nathan

This panel discussion features ESD device and test professionals who each bring a unique perspective on devices, ESD design, and testing, as well as service with the ESDA.

Alan Righter, Analog Devices; Nathan Jack, Intel; Ann Concannon, Texas Instruments

5-18-2021 Introduction to EOS / EIPD

This workshops discusses all things EOS/EIPD and covers and overview of the Industry Council White Paper 4

Reinhold Gaertner, Infineon Technologies AG; Matt Jane, Tesla

4-6-2021 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Tim Maloney

Tim Maloney, the co-inventor of the TLP test method, talks on his lengthy and successful career in the ESD space.

Tim Maloney

3-2-2021 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Manufacturing Panel with Dave, Matt, and Reinhold

This Manufacturing Panel discussion features 3 ESDA volunteers who are at various stages in their careers. 

Dave Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting, LLC; Reinhold Gaertner, Infineon Technologies AG; Matt Jane, Tesla

2-2-2021 Emerging Professionals Tech Talk: Matt Jane 

Matt Jane is Tesla’s Global ESD Program Manager who has designed, implemented and maintains ESD controls in a high-tech electric vehicle manufacturing environment. His involvement in the ESDA has allowed him to grow both professionally and personally

Matt Jane, Tesla