JEDEC and ESD Association Announce Publication of New Joint ESD HBM Standard

25 May 2010

MASER Engineering succesfully contributed to the development of ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2010 for Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESD) Testing – Human Body Model (HBM) – Component Level.

The ESD Association and JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced the publication of ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2010 for Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESD) Testing – Human Body Model (HBM) – Component Level. The product of a JEDEC/ESDA agreement to produce joint standards in the field of device ESD sensitivity testing, the new standard is intended to replace the existing Human Body Model ESD standards (JESD22-A114F and ANSI/ESD STM5.1). The new ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2010 may be downloaded free of charge at www.JEDEC.org or www.ESDA.org.

JS-001-2010 establishes the procedure for testing, evaluating and classifying components and microcircuits according to their susceptibility to damage or degradation by exposure to a defined human body model (HBM) electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD can significantly impair the reliability and operation of solid state devices, and test methodologies are becoming ever more critical to the industry as technology advances and device complexity increases. JEDEC and ESDA expect the merger of the two previously used HBM ESD standards into JS-001-2010 will benefit the industry by removing a potential source of confusion over ESD test methods.  The joint effort can now focus on improvements needed to address future device and test technologies. A similar joint document is anticipated for the Charged-Device Model (CDM). Users should note that data previously generated with testers meeting all waveform criteria of the prior standards (JESD22-A114F and ANSI/ESD STM5.1) shall be considered valid test data. 

“ESDA is delighted to have collaborated with JEDEC to develop a harmonized test method for HBM ESD, which we believe will be welcome news to manufacturers and suppliers in the solid state industry,” said David E. Swenson, then President of the ESD Association.

John Kelly, President of JEDEC, added, “By joining forces to develop JS-001-2010, ESDA and JEDEC have answered the industry call for clarity with regard to test methods for HBM ESD. JEDEC looks forward continuing to work with ESDA on joint ESD standards that will meet the needs of the industry.”

About ESD Association

The ESD Association (www.ESDA.org) is a not-for-profit, ANSI accredited, professional organization directed by volunteers dedicated to furthering the technology and understanding of electrostatic discharge. The Association sponsors education programs, develops ESD standards, holds an annual technical symposium, and fosters the exchange of technical information among its more than 1500 members representing over 800 companies as well as other interested parties from academia, the military and industry.

About JEDEC

JEDEC (www.JEDEC.org) is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Over 3000 participants, appointed by nearly 300 companies, work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.