Feb 2011 Vol. 2, Iss. 38
We invite you to our session on BGA , BTC and very fine pitch SMT rework at APEX. Be sure to add this to your schedule. BEST will be hosting a solder printing Boot Camp this spring. More details on that soon........
For our MidAtlantic customers we will soon be announcing a location close to you where we be coming for training!
Do not forget to check out my
blog about rework and repair.
Grant Funds Avail in IL for Training-Applications due Feb 25th
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's (DCEO)
Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) supports Illinois workers' efforts to upgrade their skills and remain current in new technologies and business practices.
ETIP grants may reimburse Illinois companies for up to 50 percent of the cost of training their employees. Grants may be awarded to individual businesses, intermediary organizations operating multi-company training projects, and original equipment manufacturers sponsoring multi-company training for their Illinois suppliers.
2011 Training Schedule-Chicago
Classes Held at BEST - Chicago
JSTD-001 CIT Certification
Classes Held at BEST - Minneapolis
JSTD-001 CIT Certification
COMING SOON-Classes to be held in MIDATLANTIC AREA!!!!!
Others avail Pls call Katy (847) 797-9250
You Geeks and Nerds -Be Proud!
Have you ever been called a geek or a nerd. Well be proud! While official definitions for nerd, geek, and dork each use the words "inept" and "foolish." their definitions in the popular culture can be flattering to someone in a tech field.
Nerds are people of above-average intelligence who place little importance on their appearance. Nerds are often aware of their status, but they don't mind. In fact, many take pride in the putdown, as it means they're smart and not wrapped up in superficial worries.
Geek is a more specific term. Back in the day, geeks worked at carnivals, and (according to the dictionary) "bit the heads off live chickens." Today this term has a different connotation. Like nerds, geeks are smart, but they tend to focus more on technology. As Urban Dictionary explains, these are the people you make fun of in high school and later work for as an adult. Many times they are the "go to" person in a company on a given technology. Many times I find them passionate about "their" subject area.
Being called a "dork" is insulting. There's no way you can spin it into something positive. After all, even the dictionary writes that dorks are "stupid" people. To make matters worse, dorks assume they're cool. Oh, and they generally smell.
|TABLE OF CONTENTS|
|Grant Funds in IL|
|2011 Training Schedule|
|Geeks, Nerds and Dorks|
|BGA Reballing Preforms|
|PCB Repair Kit|
|iPhone + iPod touch Repairs|
BEST now repairs iPhone and iPod touch. If you have damaged your screen or need a abattery upgrade please call Laura Ripoli @ (847) 797-9250.
See our repair store.
|VOCAB- Word of the Month|
"val-i-too-duh-NAYR-ee-uhn, -tyood-" which can be either an adjective or a noun
The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.
1.verb tr.To make persistent demands for payment, especially for a debt.
1. A weak or sickly person, especially one who is constantly or overly worried about his or her health.
Chronically sick or concerned about one's health. .
"Broadway theater has long been known as 'the fabulous invalid', but could the old valetudinarian finally have caught a fatal cold?."
|"StikNPeel(TM)" Rework Stencil|
|BEST has developed a new "StikNPeel" rework stencil which insures board to stencil coplanarity. It is flexible for tight space fit requirements and does not need to be cleaned. This makes for a more repeatable, faster rework process.
These stencils are available in either 4, 5 or 6 mil thickness.
COST: ONLY $80.00 for a package of (10) stencils.
|New Gold Finger Replating Series Part 2|
Join our channel "SolderingGeek" on YouTube as we demonstrate soldering, PCB repair and wire termination techniques. Our latest series is on goldfinger plating. See part 2 of a 3 part series.