FREDERICK, Md.—Electronics manufacturing services provider ACDi (American Computer Development Inc.)  has been audited by BSI Group and approved for ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 certification at its Frederick, Maryland headquarters, the company reported in a press release. The certification is for companies that design, manufacture, package, test, or handle electronic equipment and devices sensitive to electrostatic discharge, a major cause of failures in the electronics manufacturing industry.

ANSI/ESD S20.20 is a standard developed by the Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA).The S20.20 standard gives guidance for electronics manufacturing services operations to develop, implement, and sustain an ESD control program. The program includes requirements that pertain to training of employees who handle the electronic devices, electrical grounding for persons handling electronic devices, and the packaging and marking of products.

The ANSI/ESD S20.20 certification is a testament to ACDi’s commitment to higher quality standards that reduce the risk of nonconforming products, rework, and returns.

“ACDi has been operating under a robust ESD control procedure for many years,” said Garret Maxson, director of operations for ACDi, in the release. “Achieving ANSI S20.20 certification confirmed that our ESD controls were at the level of this industry standard.  The requirement for certification to this standard has been increasing in demand as we have grown our customer base.”

In addition to receiving the ANSI/ESD S20.20 certification, ACDi also passed the audit for the renewal of its AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 registration.

American Computer Development Inc. ( offers a range of services to help OEMs bring their electronic products to market successfully. These include product engineering support, PCB layout, new product introduction (NPI), electronics manufacturing services, testing, systems integration, and product lifecycle management. The company is based in Frederick, Maryland, and Nashville, North Carolina.

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