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Electrostatic Discharge

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  • We all need to be aware of the dangers that face electronic components.  Electrostatic discharge can cause a component to fail immediately, or shorten the component's life by damaging it.  I found an interesting article (click here to read about an unusual ESD accident) about a mine worker who was actually hurt by electrostatic discharge.  Although you and I have little to worry about bodily injury from ESD on the production line, it’ll probably come to mind next time you wear ESD boot straps or a carbon-lined jacket.



    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert