Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control is essential anywhere that IC equipment or semiconductors are being used or handled to prevent any damage caused by accidental discharge of static charge that would lead to product failures, reduced reliability and increased rework costs. Levels of protection can range from using static dissipative work surfaces to operating in a full clean room.
A clean room is often used working with sensitive devices within the electronics industry. The term describes a work area that adheres to very high cleanliness levels that uses equipment to prevent contaminants such as dust or microbes entering the environment. Electrostatic charge control is also necessary within a clean room to prevent disruption to automatic equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI).
There are a variety of ESD control and clean room products that exist to help with static control and protecting electronic devices. Some of our popular product categories include: