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1 3 Static Awareness Seminar

2 Types of ESD Failures to Electronic Devices Catastrophic Failure u Device no longer operates 10% u Represents 10% of ESD failures Intermittent / Walking Wounded u Device is operational, but erratic and will cause additional service calls 90% u Represents 90% of ESD failures

3 Static Damaged Mos Transistor DRAINSOURCE GATE OXIDE LAYER

4 Cost of damage increases by ten (10) fold at every process level Cost of ESD damage increases by ten (10) fold at every process level Component Level Board Level System Level Field Service Level $5 $500 $50 $5000

5 Where do you need static protection ? Incoming inspection and test Stores and storage Transfer carts Kitting Manual and automated insertion Wave soldering Equipment assembly and test Packaging and shipping Repair stations Field service

6 DEFINITION OF STATIC ELECTRICITY u The electrification of materials through physical contact and separation, and the various effects that result from the positive and negative charges so formed. _ _ _ _ _ _ _

7 MAJOR PROBLEMS CAUSED BY STATIC u Dust and Lint Attraction u Material Handling Problems u Damage to Products u Product Malfunction u Fire and Explosion Hazards u Shock to Personnel

8 Ranking of Semiconductor Failure Causes EOS/ESD is the #1 Cause of Semiconductor Failure Source : Semiconductor Reliability News, March 1993 EOS/ESD 59% Electrical testing 3% Oxide/passivation failure 3% Conductor failure 3% Die fracture 4% Lead short/open 7% Wire bonds 15% Others 6%

9 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE SENSITIVITIES Device Type u MOSFET u VMOS u NMOS u GaAsFET u EPROM u CMOS u GaAsFET u JFET u SAW u Op-AMP u Schottky Diodes u Film Resistors u Bipolar Resistors u ECL u SCR u SChottky TTL Threshold Susceptivity (Volts)

10 HUMAN PERCEPTIONS OF ESD u At 3000 volts, you can ESD u At 5000 volts, you can ESD u At volts, you can ESD

11 Typical Electrostatic Voltages ELECTROSTATIC VOLTAGES 10 TO 20 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY 65 TO 90 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY MEANS OF STATIC GENERATION WALKING ACROSS CARPET WALKING OVER VINYL FLOOR WORKER AT BENCH VINYL ENVELOPES FOR WORK INSTRUCTIONS COMMON POLY BAG PICKED UP FROM BENCH WORK CHAIR PADDED WITH POLYURETHANE FOAM 35,000 12,000 6,000 7,000 20,000 18,000 1, ,200 1,500 OWEN J. McATEER MILITARY ELECTRONICS/COUNTERMEASURES

12 ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) u Billions of Dollars $$$ are wasted each year because of ESD damage. u Millions of dollars in PC Board float is the result of ESD damage.

13 DAMAGE MODES Catastrophic Failure u Device no longer operates u Are mostly caught in-house u Represents 10% of ESD failures Intermittent / Walking Wounded u Device is operational, but erratic and will cause additional service calls u Most expensive static problem u Represents 90% of ESD failures

14 DAMAGES CAUSED BY ESD

15 PROPERTIES OF STATIC ELECTRICITY u A charged surface has electrical potential energy (voltage) u A charged surface emanates an electric field u A charged surface can produce kinetic energy (current)

16 STATIC CHARGE GENERATORS u Work surfaces u Floors u Chairs u Clothing u Papers and work order holders u Packaging materials u PERSONNEL

17 DEVICE FAILURE CAN HAPPEN AT ANY LEVEL u Single device u Circuit board u Product assembly u Field service

18 STATIC GENERATION u Triboelectric charging u Induction u Changes in capacitance

19 TRIBOELECTRIFICATION u Static Charge can be generated by contact and separation of dissimilar surfaces. u Static Charge on contacting surfaces can be increased with addition of friction or rubbing.

20 INDUCTION u Process of separating charges on a material through space at a distance by the influence of an electric field. u A conductor in the presence of an electric field can acquire a charge and hold it. u Non-conductors are polarized and able to be attracted to charged surfaces (like dust to a TV screen).

21 CHANGES IN CAPACITANCE u Voltage on an object is greatly affected by the capacitance of the object. u Capacitance can change in the environment due to position of the object relative to other objects in the area. ñ Increase capacitance, reduces voltage. ñ Decrease capacitance, increases voltage.

22 MATERIALS CHARACTERISTICS u Conductors ñ Allow the flow of electrons u Non-conductors or Insulators ï Resist the flow of electrons

23 FACTORS AFFECTING STATIC CHARGE GENERATION u Intimacy of contact u Speed of separation u Conductivity of materials u Position on Triboelectric series

24 MATERIALS Air Asbestos Glass Mica Human Hair Nylon Wool Fur Lead Silk Aluminum Paper Cotton Steel Wood Amber Hard Rubber Brass Silver Sulfur Polyester Polyurethane Polyethylene Polypropylene PVC Teflon Increasing Positive Increasing Negative

25 HOW STATIC IS GENERATED _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Contact and Separation of Materials

26 5,000 Volts 4,000V 3,000V 2,000V STATIC FIELD EMANATES FROM CHARGED OBJECT

27 Fundamentals of Static VOLTAGES associated with static charges can be created by : 1. Triboelectric charging 2. Induction 3. Changes in capacitance SCIENTIFIC BASIS : 1. Coulombs Law * like charges repel * opposite charges attract 2. V = Q/C V = voltage in volts Q = charge in coulomb C = capacitance in farads

28 Typical Voltage Variations Monitored on a Person with No Wrist Strap Voltage Pulse Height Operator Walking Operator Sat Down Feet Raised Feet Lowered Operator Stands Up Operator Sat Down 850 v(max) 3200 v/sec 5000 v/sec 3800 v/sec 1400 v(max) 1550 v(max) Time

29 SOLUTIONS TO STATIC PROBLEMS ¬ Prevention of Charge Generation ­ Neutralization of Charge ® Dissipation of Charge ¯ Shielding

30 PREVENTION u Static cannot be totally prevented ï Only Limited !!!!!

31 PREVENTION u The property of Antistaticity is related to Prevention of static charge generation - * Providing surface lubricity and slightly conducting properties usually results in low charging properties.

32 DISSIPATION u Removal of Charge from Conductors + Rate of dissipation controlled by resistance to ground + Slow rate of dissipation preferred by most

33 DISSIPATION u Device damage models have helped determine the need for dissipative worksurfaces. + Human Body Model + Charged Device Model + Machine Model

34 Human Body Model oxide layer _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ static discharge

35 Charged Device Model ___ _ _____ _ _ _ ___ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ discharge tweezers

36 DISSIPATION u Dissipation is the most important control property in electrostatics. u Dissipation includes grounding of people, worksurfaces and flooring. u Electrical system ground preferred over a separate system or building ground.

37 IONIZATION u Creation of free charge in gases (usually air). u Coulombs Law dictates that opposite charges attract. u Ionization cancels out static charges, one for one on surfaces. u Ionization must be balanced, otherwise a charge can be added to a surface.

38 SHIELDING u Shielding is used to protect electrostatic susceptible items when they are being transported between Static Protected Areas. u Shielding is a requirement for most classes of components in Military and commercial specifications.

39 4 RULES OF STATIC CONTROL u Handle all static sensitive items at a static safeguarded work station. u Transport all static sensitive items in static protective containers. u Test and monitor the static control process. u Make sure every party in the supply chain follows then above 3 rules.

40 RULE 1 - STATIC SAFEGUARDED WORK AREA u Provides bonding and grounding for all conductors used in the area, including people. u Provides neutralization of charge on the necessary non-conductors used in the area.

41 RULE 1 - SOLUTIONS u Worksurface Materials u Flooring Materials u Wrist Straps u Shoe Grounding u Ionization

42 OHMS LAW VOLTS OHMS = AMPS EXAMPLE: 120 VOLTS 1,000,000 OHMS = 120 MICROAMPS

43 RULE 2 - TRANSPORTATION u Products must be protected when they are moved from the static safeguarded work station.

44 RULE 2 - SOLUTIONS u Flexible packaging - shielding bags u Rigid containers - tote boxes, trays, card carriers

45 RULE 3 - TEST EQUIPMENT u Tester for Wrist/Shoe Strap. u Megger (high voltage meter) for worksurfaces and flooring. u Charge Plate for Ionization.

46 RULE 4 u Make sure everyone that is in the supply and distribution system follows the first 3 Rules. u Conduct audits on suppliers for conformance to Operating Procedures if necessary.

47 STANDARDIZATION IN STATIC CONTROL u Standards setting organization exist in the US, Europe, and Internationally. u The most active organizations are : ESD Association, EIA, JEDEC. u The US Military also has many standards related to Static Electricity.

48 ESD ASSOCIATION TEST METHODS u Individual Products Wrist straps, flooring, table mats etc. u Measurement Techniques Resistance, Shielding, Charge Generation u Advisories Guidelines, Practices, Procedures, Definitions

49 EIA - Electronic Industry Association u Packaging of Electronic Products for Shipment - EIA 541 Specifications for materials used in packaging materials u ESD Standard 625

50 PREREQUISITES FOR A SUCCESSFUL STATIC CONTROL PROGRAM u A full commitment on the part of top management u ESD control compliance on all suppliers u A comprehensive in-house ESD control program u Advise your customers on proper handling u Select a professional and knowledgeable static control vendor

51 Benefits of a total static control program u Reduced IC and PC board rejects u Reduced field service calls u More competitive service contract due to lower warranty costs u Reduced circuit board float resulting from increased IC and PC board reliability u $$ Savings proportion example: u 5 PC boards in inventory per 1 PC board in the field can be reduced to: u 3 PC boards in inventory per 1 PC board in the field u Reduced physical space requirements for PC u Savings = return on investment capital invested u Improved customer satisfaction (goodwill) and assure customer re- orders. u Increase share of marketplace with high quality and reliable products u Improve profits


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