The harm of static electricity in the LED production process

Update:06 Sep 2019

If you ignore anti-static at any point in production, i […]

If you ignore anti-static at any point in production, it will cause the electronic device to malfunction or even damage it.

When semiconductor devices are placed alone or loaded into a circuit, permanent damage to these devices may occur due to static electricity even if power is not applied. As we all know, LED is a semiconductor product. If the voltage between two pins or more pins of the LED exceeds the breakdown strength of the component medium, it will cause damage to the component. The thinner the oxide layer, the greater the sensitivity of the LED and the driver IC to static electricity, such as the lack of solder, the quality of the solder itself, etc., which can cause serious leakage paths and cause devastating damage.

Another type of failure is caused by the temperature of the node exceeding the melting point of semiconductor silicon (1415 ° C). The pulse energy of static electricity can generate localized heat, so there is a direct breakdown of the lamp and the IC. This failure occurs even if the voltage is lower than the breakdown voltage of the medium. A typical example is that the LED is a diode composed of a PN junction, and the breakdown between the emitter and the base causes a sharp drop in current gain. After the LED itself or the IC in the driver circuit is affected by static electricity, functional damage may not occur immediately. These potentially damaged components are usually displayed during use, so the life effects of the LED products are affected. It is fatal.