Friday, October 21, 2011

Industry Council has new web site

The Industry Council has now moved its web activity to a new web site, Many thanks to Jeff Dunnihoo for initiating this. Please bookmark this new url and register on the new site if you have any interest in our activities.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ESD Association Posts White Paper 3, Part 1

The ESD Association has now posted White Paper 3, called System ESD, Part 1: Common Misconceptions and Recommended Basic Approaches. This is found, with the other Industry Council White Papers, at, and WP3, Part 1 itself is at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

System Level ESD Testing article relates to WP3

While we're waiting for WP3, please have a look at Robert Ashton's article in Conformity Magazine (Oct. 2007) entitled "System Level ESD Testing: The Waveforms", at

Friday, October 8, 2010

White Paper 3 on System ESD Nearing Completion

The Industry Council met for 1.5 days at the JA Nugget in Sparks (Reno) Nevada, Oct 7-8. We're close to finalizing White Paper 3 (WP3), Part 1, on System ESD. We now continue into Part 2 of WP3 and have outlined what we want in the document. WP3 Part 1 will be posted soon, stay tuned for a link.

Friday, October 30, 2009

JEDEC Posts JEP157, CDM White Paper 2

JEDEC has now posted the CDM White Paper 2 in their format, and it can be found at

Friday, March 27, 2009

Industry Council Posts White Paper 2 on CDM

The Industry Council on ESD Target Levels, following the White Paper on HBM that was published in August 2007, now releases, as the second in the series, the White Paper on charged device model, or CDM. This document can be downloaded from the following Windows Live SkyDrive folder: (It may be necessary to copy and paste the entire url into your browser.) It is also located at

August 2009 update: The ESD Association also has posted the CDM White Paper (WP2) at and has a complete page devoted to the Industry Council at JEDEC has approved WP2 and will publish WP2 in its format soon. It will join WP1 on the JEDEC site as discussed below.

White Paper 1 (HBM) has been approved by the world's leading standardization bodies of the ESD Association and JEDEC, and can be found on the two respective web sites (with the JEDEC version known as JEP155), and Pointers are also found elsewhere in this blog.

The Council appreciates any feedback from the general public. Please direct all questions and comments on both documents to one of the following individuals:

Charvaka Duvvury (
Harald Gossner (
Brett Carn (
Tim Maloney (

Sunday, September 14, 2008

JEDEC posts target level White Paper #1

JEDEC recently announced the release of JEP 155, "RECOMMENDED ESD TARGET LEVELS FOR HBM/MM QUALIFICATION", as written by the Industry Council. Find it at