ESD Compliance at Bluechips Microhouse

  

ANSI/ESD S20.20 AND IEC 61340 CERTIFICATIONS

As the industry landscape is in constant change and customer requirements evolve steadily, Bluechips strives to continuously match the highest international standards for the electronics manufacturing suppliers. With our specialization in printed circuit boards, touch screen panels as well as custom-specified LCD modules, we put high emphasis on failure-free production and minimisation of possible risks.

What is ESD?

Electrostatic discharge, commonly referred to as ESD, is defined as a sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects. This flow can be caused by contact, an electrical short or dielectric breakdown.

Nearly every phase of the electronics processing and manufacturing industry can be affected by Electrostatic Discharge. Manufacturing costs can rise, product quality decrease and the overall reliability of the manufacturer suffers. In the electronics industry, ESD is a well-known factor for production damage and thus components must be protected in a professional way.

The ANSI/ESD S20.20 and IEC 61340 certifications Bluechips received are the multi-industry standard for ESD control programs that protect today’s increasingly sensitive electronic components, assemblies and equipment.

ESD compliant workers using automated test system to enter the production floor

What are your benefits?

Bluechips commitment to quality is a philosophy which allows the steady improvements we achieve to be directly passed on to our customers. By ensuring a thorough understanding of the sources of ESD in production processes, the certifications highlight not only our awareness of production risks, but also our steps to actively minimise and eliminate them. With this company-wide approach to ESD compliance, our rework rate has lowered and our expenses reduced; meaning a more reliable and cost-effective service for our customers. 

Our ESD policy extends far beyond the initial certification, however, with our entire production facility adopting measures to increase performance. These range from the purchasing and implementation of ESD compliant materials to ensuring that all employees and visitors pass our automated ESD checkpoint prior to entering our production floor; with access being withheld until the correct equipment and procedures are in place. 

Through our internal training and practical implementations, Bluechips Microhouse has become one of the only EMS companies in Northern Thailand to have an officially certified ESD programme. We hope that our customers continue to reap the benefits.