Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events are problematic in electronics manufacturing, where damage to sensitive circuits can compromise product quality and reliability, and in hazardous environments, where ignition of flammable or explosive materials can be catastrophic. Currently available products for ESD mitigation hamper mobility, lack reliability or are prohibitively costly.

IONA Tech, operating as Stevenson Engineering, LLC, was recently awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue an alternative technology. Our patent pending wireless antistatic invention maintains the user's absolute electrostatic potential to prevent ESD events, without requiring any physical tether to ground.

The development of this product is being conducted in beautiful Telluride, CO, which boasts a rich history of groundbreaking electrical research. In 1890, a group of local mining engineers demonstrated the world’s first implementation of long-distance AC electricity transmission, as designed by Nikola Tesla.