By Matt Jane and Reinhold Gaertner
Many electronics industry professionals have experienced an electrical failure with their products. Often the root cause assigned is ‘EOS – Electrical Overstress’ or ‘EIPD – Electrically Induced Physical Damage’ based on the failure analysis images. What does this really mean? EOS-like damages represent a significant percentage of failed components throughout the entire electronics industry. The Industry Council has published White Paper 4 improving the definitions of EOS and EIPD to standardize communication across the industry. Does this document help to find the root cause of EOS and EIPD issues?