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Andrew Pollock retired on 31 December 2020 after he and his late wife Dianne managed the association together for 24 years.
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Wednesday September 6, 2017


Time: 9.15 am registration for 9.30 am start   Finish 11.30 am


Instructor:  Ken Galvin, Master IPC Trainer

As new generations of integrated circuits (ICs) become more sensitive to electrostatic discharge, ESD continues to be one of the most serious problems facing the electronics industry. Education is essential to prevent costly failures and expensive rework.

Now your electronics assembly operators can become recognized as “ESD Safe” by two major electronics associations. A joint collaboration between IPC, Association Connecting Electronics Industries, and the ESDA, Electrostatic Discharge Association has produced the most up-to-date, technically accurate ESD Control video training currently available to deal with the effects of shrinking geometries, increased performance requirements and lower operating voltages.

Developed by top industry experts, this educational video covers static electricity generation, triboelectric charging, ESD failure models and techniques to control ESD, including personal grounding for seated and standing operations, wrist straps, controlling static charges in the work area, and proper handling, packaging and transporting of ESD sensitive devices in accordance with the S20.20 ESDA Specification.

At the end of the training a test will be given and certificates issued to those attaining the required pass mark.

Cost:   SMCBA Members $120 plus GST        Non-Members $150 plus GST