History of Static Dissipative Tweezers

History of Static Dissipative Tweezersstatic dissipative tweezers for disk drive

Commencing in 1992, TDI pioneered the static dissipative tweezers in both ceramic and polymer materials as ESD tweezers for the disk drive industry to meet the critical ESD requirements for their magneto resistive (MR) read/rite head circuit assemblies.  This includes “peak transient current discharge” industry compliance.

As semiconductor and microwave devices have evolved with increasing circuit density (less than 90nm technology) and decreasing pad size, their ESD sensitivity thresholds are substantially reduced.

TDI continues as the leading supplier of these ESD safe static dissipative tools and hand tools to the disk drive industry with periodic new designs, ESD performance and testing advancements. These tweezers and replacement tips meet the lowest ESD thresholds required in the latest enhanced MR heads, wafer and assembly processing.

To meet these ESD critical parameters, class 0 CDM compliant tweezers and tips provide this same static dissipative performance technology as developed for the disk drive industry.

For more information please see: DA Class 0 Definition for Manufacturing – Dangelmayer Associates, LLC.