What Does ESD Really Cost?

Brandt, Michael T.
June 2003
Circuits Assembly;Jun2003, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p15
Trade Publication
This article offers answers to queries on impacts of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage in surface mounting and electronics assembly industry. Independent consultants and corporate studies have found that ESD losses can be as high as 10% of annual revenues with an estimated average negative impact of 6.5% of revenues. Managers often view ESD impact only as a direct material cost. The fact is that material loss often represents the smallest cost of ESD impact.


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