About Phasix ESD

Phasix ESD offices in Medstead, Hampshire Phasix is a growing semiconductor device ESD test centre located in Hampshire, Southern England. We have been involved in ESD test for more than 30 years with extensive experience of developing and maintaining ESD test equipment. We also have experience of how the various Standards Committees work.

Our business philosophy is based on adding value to our customers businesses by taking care of aspects of their work which are not necessarily part of their core competence. Phasix focuses on Semiconductor Quality and Reliability, helping our customers to ensure that their products are sufficiently robust to guarantee reliability in their intended end-use. We understand our customers need for ESD testing in a timescale which fits into their, often very tight, design schedule. For this reason we offer a highly responsive and flexible service with an emphasis on getting the maximum useable information about ESD sensitivity in the shortest practicable time.

Executive Management Team

Technical Director - Paul Phillips.

Paul Phillips, Technical Director, Phasix ESD Educated to BSc in Electrical Engineering from Southampton University, Paul has been working in the ESD industry for more than 25 years. Paul is a member of several ESD Standards committees including the Joint ESDA/JEDEC HBM Working Group which is responsible for the most popular ESD testing standards. Originally started in the ESD industry with TMT and Verifier Systems, the manufacturers of the V1, V2, V3 and RCDM ESD and Latch-Up test systems. After Verifier Systems was merged with Thermo and moved to the USA in 1997 Paul founded and ran Accelonix, a product distribution and technical services business in the UK. Accelonix was Thermo's UK and Ireland distribution channel for eleven years, selling and supporting a number of ESD and Latch-Up test systems.

Carl Simon, Technical Director, Phasix ESD

Commercial Director - Carl Simon.

Carl Simon is our main commercial contact and has a broad engineering and business background covering Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Operations and General Management experience. Carl gained his MBA in 2000 which supplements his BSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire. His recent activities as a Management Consultant provide practical help to SMEs in Sales, Marketing, Operations, HR and business planning.

Our Capabilities

We have several ESD test systems, the largest of which has 768 pins, which we use for Human body Model (HBM) and Machine Model (MM) ESD tests and curve tracing. These systems are compliant with the latest revisions of all commonly used testing standards including in respect of pre-pulse voltage rise and trailing current pulse. We also have an RCDM3 machine for CDM testing. For Latch-Up and curve tracing we have two systems, each of which support up to five DUT power supplies. We maintain our equipment ourselves and calibrate our equipment using Tektronix 400MHz oscilloscopes before and after each set of ESD tests. For CDM we use a LeCroy SDA 6100 6GHz oscilloscope to ensure the tests we perform are fully in compliance with the relavent testing standards.