The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book. The working title is “MISSION IMPOSTER: The Remedy to Detect Counterfeit Electronic Components.”
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden and momentary electric current that flows between two objects at different electrical potentials. The term is usually used in the electronics and other industries to describe momentary unwanted currents that may cause damage to electronic equipment.
Electrostatic Discharge is one of the most serious problems facing the electronics industry today. A trained staff of operators here at NJMET thoroughly examines the components and packaging they arrive in to detect evidence of any substance capable of inducing static electricity to the product.
“Often times we would open shipping boxes and find electronic components packed in styrofoam or wrapped in newspaper with either scotch tape or rubber bands and we immediately reject these orders based on the poor packaging conditions and suspect performance,” said NJMET VP Joseph Federico headquartered in Clifton, NJ.
I have discussed the issue of static electricity and packaing in prior posts. See:
For more information on ESD Inspection on non authentic devices you can call the NJMET Clifton, NJ headquarters (973) 546-5393 and ask to speak to Joe Federico, or visit the NJMET website at www.njmetmtl.com