When you work with solid-state devices,what may help prevent ESD damage?
A device outside and ESD Protected Area (EPA) must be protected by ESD shielding packaging. Devices should only be taken out of their ESD protective packaging when inside an ESD Protected Area in which electrostatic risks are controlled to an insignificant level. In manual handling and assembly, it is most important to ground the body of the person who is working with the ESD susceptible devices. There are many other precautions that might be needed. Please look at our ESD guide