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ACDi, a leading electronics manufacturing services provider, announces they have been audited by BSI Group and approved for ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 certification at their Frederick, MD headquarters.
ANSI/ESD S20.20 is a standard developed by the Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA). This certification is for companies that design, manufacture, package, test and/or handle electronic equipment and devices sensitive to electrostatic discharge. This standard gives guidance for electronics manufacturing services operations to develop, implement and sustain an ESD control program. The program includes requirements that pertain to training of employees that handle the electronic devices, electrical grounding for persons handling electronic devices and the packaging and marking of products.
ESD is a major cause of failures in the electronics manufacturing industry. The ANSI/ESD S20.20 certification is a testament to the company’s commitment to higher quality standards that reduce the risk of nonconforming products, rework and returns.
“ACDi has been operating under a robust ESD control procedure for many years. Achieving ANSI S20.20 certification confirmed that our ESD controls were at the level of this industry standard,” said Garret Maxson, Director of Operations for ACDi. “The requirement for certification to this standard has been increasing in demand as we have grown our customer base.”
In addition to receiving the ANSI/ESD S20.20 certification, the company was also audited and passed for the renewal of its AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 registration.