Mission: Founded in 1982, the esd association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharcge avoidance. From fewer than 100 members, the association has grown to more than 2000 members throughout the world. From an initial emphasis on the effects of esd on electronic components, the association has broadened its horizons to include areas such as textiles, plastics, web processing, cleanrooms, and graphic arts. To meet the needs of a continually changing envioronment, the association is chartered to expand esd awareness through standards development, educational programs, local chapters, publications, tutuorial, certifications, and symposia.
Programs: The electrostatic discharge association is a voluntary professional association founded in 1982 to advance the theory and practice of electrostatic problem solving. With more than 2,000 members in 20 countries worldwide, the esda is now the forum for electrostatic discharge (esd) control and associated phenomena. Our initial focus on esd control for electronic components has expanded to the esda becoming the recognized global leader in serving the industry in the field of electrostatic mitigation. The esda expands esd awareness through technical tutorials, seminars, symposia and by establishing industry standards. Various workshop and educational programs, publications, certifications and committee work further promote the exchange of technical information.