Electronics Manufacturing Expert in ESD

Case Description:

An electronics manufacturing expert in electrostatic discharge was needed for a patent infringement case appearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission. The plaintiff owned three patents for ceramic bonding tool tips that allowed soldering of electronic components without occurrence of damaging electrostatic discharge, referred to as ESD. Plaintiff alleged the defendants were infringing on its patents by importing hard disk drives that had been manufactured offshore using infringing components.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an expert in electronics manufacturing who understood ESD issues associated with hard disk drive manufacturing and how ESD problems affect disk drive manufacturing yields.

Experts Presented:

  • Electrostatic Discharge Expert

    This ESD expert has more than two decades of experience in applied electrostatics, plasma processes and vacuum coating in the electronics manufacturing industry. He founded a company that resolves electrostatic discharge issues for technology development and manufacturing firms. He is familiar with bonding technology and with hard disk drive manufacturing. He has worked with Ph.D. candidates in applied electrostatics. His Ph.D. is in electrical engineering.IMS Reference #5020677

  • Electronics Industry Expert

    This electronics manufacturing expert has more than 37 years of engineering experience, including over 18 years in electrostatic discharge engineering. He began his electronics career in the U.S. Air Force before moving to the private sector, where he has served as Marketing Manager and president of his own engineering consulting firm. This expert holds several patents and is a member of several professional organizations including the Electronic Industries Association. He helped define conductive, dissipative and insulative resistances for the latter organization. This expert has a B.S in electrical engineering and has served as an expert witness.IMS Reference #5020864

  • Electromagnetic Engineering Expert

    This expert in electronics manufacturing technology has over 40 years of electrical engineering experience in the aerospace, computer and electronics industries. He founded a company that specializes in electromagnetic compatibility issues such as EMI, or electromagnetic interference. His EMC experience encompasses everything from ensuring manufacturing clients are in compliance with government regulations to ESD susceptibility and shielding design. This expert has implemented ESD fixes on more than 25 products that were experiencing failure in the field because of electrostatic discharge.IMS Reference #5020572

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