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December 2009 Vol. 2, Iss. 26

 

Dear Subscriber;



As we close 2009 we look backward on the year in which many persevered. We looked up to the many businesses that invested in their greatest asset-people by sending them to BEST for  solder skills training in 2009. Keep investing in your business and when the market turns up again you will be there to reap the rewards.

We continue to ask our long time online training customers to voice their displeasure over IPC's decision to no longer allow online IPCA610 re-certification testing by signing our petition. We invite your calls to explain the situation.

See the article below for ideas on what to get that favorite gadget freak for Christmas below..

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc

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Recently BEST provided customized wires and terminal solder training for a manufacturer of HV switchgear. The user came to BEST and claimed that the reject rate was 40% on some connector hand soldering operations. Our instructor spent several days developing a new process and subsequently developed  a new resistance soldering technique for the customer which lowered the reject rate to less than 3%. Find out more about custom training solutions from BEST.

 

Troubleshooting of PCB Assembly Problems

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If you are having difficulties in diagnosing problems at your contract manufacturer with respect to processing your electronic assemblies, use the BEST engineering staff to help diagnose and troubleshoot your assembly problems by being a 3rd party expert. With our dye and pry, cross-sectioning and other analytical  lab capabilities we can get to answers quickly. This in combination with other BEST subject matter experts in areas as diverse as cleanliness measurements, high-powered SEM analysis of PCB geometries as well as metallurgy can help get to the bottom of your defect questions as an independent 3rd party. See More

 

Top E Gadgets for Christmas Giving



Looking for the right gift for that gadget geek? Here are a few ideas:
Kindle

For people who love to read, the Amazon Kindle is a wireless reading device that can hold up to 1500 books, weighs less than 11 ounces, and can fit in your purse or backpack. You can have a new book downloaded to your Kindle in less than 60 seconds.

If you need to buy a gift for someone who travels quite a bit, the best electronic navigator would be Garmin's Nüvi 265T Portable GPS Navigator.

You could make someone really excited if you buy them a new Apple iPod Touch.

The Zhu Zhu pets together with their accessories are great for children of every age.
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Forget instant coffee. Make  premium espresso with this portable espresso maker.

 
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These rework "bumping" stencils simplify the replacement of leadless device packages such as LGAs, QFNs and others. StencilMate™ stencils are manufactured to your exact specifications with the data taken from your device data sheet. The stencil is cut using a laser and is matched  to your special device requirements. The stencil is aligned to the prepped device and reflowed. After reflow, the stencil is simply peeled away and the device cleaned. Now this bumped device can be placed by other conventional means or aligned using the mating StencilMate™ stencil adhered to the PCB. More on this technique here.

 
 
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