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December 2007

 
Greetings! This year has been one of many changes at BEST Inc. Some of the highlights from 2007 include the following:
We have launched several new PCB repair products including the new reballing preform -EZReball(TM). BEST has become a more complete supplier of reverse logistics in adding of test capabilities. We are trying to finish off a remodeling project where our operating square footage will nearly double our operations area-we cannot wait to show this to you in the the first half of 2008 at our grand re-opening party!
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The following topics are covered in this newsletter:
EZReball(TM) Reballing Preforms
Laser Rework Services
Building an LED Ornament
BEST Sponsors LEGO Team

A Blessed New Year and Happy Holidays!!!!
Bob Wettermann BEST Inc.
 
EZReball(TM) Solder Reballing Preforms

There are several compelling reasons why you should begin using these preforms to reball your devices :
This method is clean. There are no messy paper remnants to wipe away. Peel the preform away and clean the flux off of the bottom of the device. The method is fast . The preforms are cut such that they can be "squared up" to the package being reballed using the edges of the package for alignment, thereby eliminating the need to mechanically fixture a reballing tool to the device. This means you can reball the devices much more quickly!

The EZReball(TM) packaging includes a QC stencil along with each package of preforms. This allows you to easily check for 100% ball placement as well as facilitating faster rework of single balls.

The EZReball(TM) preform can accommodate ball diameters below 14 mils. BEST has reballed devices using the EZReball(TM) preform with solder balls as small as 12mils in diameter with a 0.5mm pitch!

One of the intangible, yet known values you will get with each EZReball(TM) purchase is the BEST service level. The BEST staff knows who pays the bills and we continually strive for the the best in class customer service. Our award-winning service means that you will be treated fairly, promptly and with courtesy. You do not have to stand for second-class service levels in dealing with a vendor in this product area. Demand the BEST!

 
LASER Services Make for Accurate Rework

Laser micromachining in the electronics industry requires that materials are either cut through, partially cut through, scored or marked in a very precise and repeatable fashion. BEST has the capability to precisely machine your PCB assemblies and components for marking, rework or production requirements.

BEST's LASER tool has a custom-built laser micromachining system with a broad range of capabilities. Its source is a 9.3 micron CO2 laser galvanometer based beam delivery system. Feature sizes down to 150 microns are possible with this system.

Call Laura Ripoli at (847) 797-9250 for further details.

BEST Sponsors LEGO League Team

FIRST is a program, founded in 1989, for youth involving robotics and LEGOs that was to inspire young people's interest in science and technology. BEST is participating locally in this organization by sponsoring a team-the Solar Monkeys. Dean Kamen, the founder of the organization stated it's purpose this way. The First LEGO League (will) transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."

The mission of the program is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.

 
LED XMAS Ornament

drink charm Evil Mad Scientists Laboratory has come up with some cool Christmas tree electronic ornaments. When the neighbors ask where they can buy them you can answer with, I made them!

"Below is a link to an open-source, do-it-yourself, microcontroller-powered holiday electronics projects: A micro-readerboard Christmas tree ornament. Read on to see exactly what they do (Check out the video!), how they work, and how you can make your own.

Our micro-readerboard Christmas tree ornament displays a short message, one letter at a time, on a bright single-character alphanumeric LED display. In the animation here, the ornament is displaying the word "O_R_N_A_M_E_N_T."

 
EZReball GPS Drawing!

Place an order and receive an EZReball(TM) preform package by December 31, 2007 and you will be eligible to receive a car GPS system worth $500.00!!! There will be (1) winner drawn randomly from all BEST Inc customers who have purchased and paid for an EZReball(TM) preform by December 31, 2007.

One entry per customer will qualify. Prize will be shipped on/before January 15, 2008.

 

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