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January 2009 Vol. 2, Iss. 15

 

Dear Subscriber;

We have several timely articles related to dealing with the down market conditions in this months' enewsletter namely

  • Mechanical and Electrical Prototyping Seminar
  • USB Repair
  • Tips for Cutting Spending at Home

BEST will be active in the technical presentations in 2009 including the following:

Here's hoping your 2009 will be fine!

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Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc

Innovating Your Way out of a Recession

On Friday March 6th from 10AM to 3PM BESTProto will be hosting a free seminar on both mechanical as well as electronic prototyping. New products and new technologies will be a "way out" of lackluster sales as your new products address the "points of pain" that your customers are facing.There will be (6) subject matter experts speaking on this topic that will provide the background and real world idea exchange. In addition these experts will be sitting as a "roundtable" to hear what your specific problem areas are in prototyping. This sessions will also put you into contact with other local engineers facing similar problems and challenges to your own with respect to getting a product to market

The schedule is as follows:

9:40AM + Registration, coffee and donuts
10:00-10:40AM Mechanical Prototyping
10:45-11:25AM Electronics Design
11:30-12:10PM Board Assembly
12:15-12:55PM Hot Lunch-Chicken Tettrazini, Fresh Garden
Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Cake
1:00- 1:40PM PCB Assembly
1:45- 2:25PM Test
2:30- 3:00PM Roundtable discussion-"Biggest Challenges
Faced by Users in Prototyping"

Subject matter experts from DesignCraft, Delta Mobile, Innovative Circuits, BESTProto and Test Coach will be speaking

Coffee and refreshments as well as hot homemade lunch will be served.

Presentations will be informational and non-commercial in nature.

To register call Laura Ripoli @ (847) 797-9250 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

USB Device Recovery



USB Recovery

We realize that losing data can be a stressful and sometimes overwhelming experience. Months or even years worth of work, finances, digital photographs and more can seemingly disappear in an instant. Whether you are a CIO or IT Manager, or use your home computer just for email, or somewhere in-between, we can help you recover your valuable data. Recovery from physically damaged USB devices are just one of the many services we provide. Even if your device is snapped in half, we may be able to help. With more and more devices finding their way onto keychains, the potential for unintentional damage is on the rise. We help you recover lost files, data and images from USB drives.

See more here.

3 expensive habits to break



Bad habit No. 1 Letting vegetables and other groceries go bad in your fridge. This is one of those areas of life that's bad for both our wallets and our souls.
Solution: Be realistic not optimistic about how many veggies and fruits you and other people in your household are likely to eat in a given week. Else buy frozen vegetables that can be whipped up at a moment's notice.

Bad habit No. 2
Paying for services that you might be able to do yourself at least some of the time. It's unlikely that our Depression-era relatives would be able to comprehend the notion of paying other people to clean our homes, maintain our lawns, wash our cars, color our hair and paint our toenails and fingernails for us.
Solution: Could you save money by reducing the frequency of some of these services? Could you try handling these tasks yourself all or some of the time?

Bad habit No. 3 Buying stuff at top dollar without even trying to be a bargain hound. This tip applies to books, clothes, exercise equipment, outdoor gear ... everything! It's always possible to time a sale or a bargain. Retailers are counting on you to make impulse purchases of nonsale items - but you don't have to give in to that temptation.
Solution: Buy something gently used for a fraction of the top-dollar price. Shop at the right time. The stores you love will have several big sales throughout the year. Shop online the right way. Visit the Web sites of your favorite stores and click on any link that says "sale," "new markdowns" or "final clearance."

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prototyping Seminar

Recovering USB Data

Cutting Spending Habits at Home

QUICK LINKS

Laser Services       

USB Device Recovery

Training and Certifcation

Lasers and PCB Rework



laser and mask removal

There are instances when a rework has to be performed when solder mask needs to be removed selectively from different portions of the PCB. Laser methods have the advantage of control, cleanliness and precision over other traditional mask scraping techniques such as mask scraping and micro abrasion. More info

PRODUCTS & SERVICES
PCB Repair Video Training Series

The BEST PCB Repair Training series includes a group of 9 different professional PCB repair training videos. The techniques are clealry taught via professional narration as well as under the microscope views of "how to repair" a PCB.


BEST INDUSTRY FORUMS

This Industry forum is a discussion area where opinions are given on equipment and processes, help is given on process problems and resources for problem-solving and troubleshooting are shared.

 
Reduce Your Rework Costs
ReworkCrunch

BEST can take a bite out of your rework costs. Call (847) 797-9250 and ask Laura how we may be able to help!

Reballing Preform Now Available Down to 8mil Ball Sizes
Reballing

BEST announces the availability of it's EZReball(TM) preform for 0.4 and 0.5mm pitch devices. Call (847) 797-9250 and ask Katy how we can work with you on your reballing requirements!

 
 

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