JulyAugust 2008

July/August 2008 12 Education For the 2nd annual IEW, we traveled to Europe, May 12-15 to the Domaine de Pinsolle, Port D’Albret, France This year’s International Electrostatic Workshop was a wonderful success drawing nearly 80 attendees from all over the world. There were 16 countries represented, including: US, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Korea, Switzerland, Netherlands, Taiwan, Austria, England, Finland, 2nd Annual International Electrostatic Workshop “très Bon” influence our future ESD device testing standards development. Ok, so in its hay-day Stanford alumni include Jim Plunkett, John Elway, John Brodie, and drop-outs like John McEnroe, and Tiger Woods, … and semiconductor engineers like Nobel winner William Shockley, and Nobel Laureate Felix Bloch…but today ESD engineers may be its next superstars. Ok, it is one or the other --Football or Physics ? UF-TLP Fastest ESD pulse in the West .. 40 ps… faster than a Stanford PAC- 10 running back…. My bet is on UF- TLP. With Stanford’s 8,201 post graduate students, and 6,689 undergraduates – I also bet on the students of Stanford University. Dr. Steven Voldman IEEE Fellow ESD on Campus Coordinator ESD on Campus: Stanford University- continued Education Israel, Singapore, Czechoslovakia, and Japan. Visit www.esda.org to view photos that were taken at this year’s Workshop. Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual International Electrostatic Workshop, which will take place May 18-21, 2009, in Lake Tahoe, CA.