ESD monitoring tool for ICs

Octopus ESD monitoring system from Credence Technologies monitors electrostatic discharge (ESD) exposure to individual ICs during each step of their handling operations. The fully integrated, real-time monitoring system is now part of the latest Epson NS7000 IC handlers manufactured by Seiko/Epson (distributed by Kanematsu Corp.

07/01/2003


Octopus ESD monitoring system from Credence Technologies monitors electrostatic discharge (ESD) exposure to individual ICs during each step of their handling operations. The fully integrated, real-time monitoring system is now part of the latest Epson NS7000 IC handlers manufactured by Seiko/Epson (distributed by Kanematsu Corp.). Octopus ESD collects statistical data on the IC handler's ESD environment, providing an alarm if number of discharges exceeds a preset level. ICs exposed to elevated ESD levels are automatically separated to prevent their shipment to customers. Continuous ESD monitoring improves process reliability of IC fabrication.

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