JEDEC Announces Publication of the Fifth Edition of "Dictionary of Terms for Solid State Technology", JESD88D

ARLINGTON, Va., USA – MARCH 9, 2010 –JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the publication of the fifth edition of its widely referenced Dictionary of Terms for Solid State Technology, JESD88D. This new revision includes terms and definitions from 8 new standards and publications not in the 4th edition and 22 additional publications that have been updated. JESD88D may be downloaded free of charge from JEDEC’s website at, where a fully searchable online version is also available.
The purpose of this dictionary is to promote the uniform use of terms, definitions, abbreviations and symbols throughout the solid state industry, and to serve as a reference for technical writers, educators, manufacturers, buyers and users of solid state devices. All but the most specialized concepts presented in nearly all JEDEC publications and standards have been included. Each of the over two thousand entries is referenced to its source and an annex lists the names of the source publications and their release dates. In addition to the new terms, the fifth edition features significant improvements made for reliability terms and definitions, as included in JEP143B: Solid State Reliability Assessment Qualification Methodologies. 
JESD88D was compiled and edited by JEDEC’s JC-10 Committee on Terms, Definitions and Symbols under the chairmanship of Mr. Fred Mann.


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