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March 2008

 

Dear Subscriber;

In this special edition pre-APEX newsletter  BEST is  pleased to tell you about:

* The new MELF Removal teaching video
* BEST Teaches Reballing Session at APEX
* APEX Presentations

We will have several components to our APEX presence: teaching, committee work, commercial demonstrations and fun. The teaching will take place at the reballing sessions where you can learn practical reballing tips. The commercial demonstrations will be fun with your chance to WIN A GPS for shooting the most baskets in row. Also our EZReball(TM) girl will be there to talk you!

See BEST  at BOOTH # 124 and the new EZReball prefroms at APEX!

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Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc

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BEST Video Soldering Tips

NEW-MELF Removal Video

BEST Instructors have put together video demonstrations of common hand soldering tips and skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather, they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while. 

 

Register at APEX for PD-48 Practical Tips for Reballing Devices to be held on  Monday  March  31, 2008 from 2:00-5:00 PM. BEST instructors will be teaching this hands-on oriented class.

 
Rodney Brooks Keynote on Artificial Intelligence
 
Rodney Brooks, Ph.D., Director of M.I.T.'s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Tuesday, April 1, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fun is never far away when Rodney Brooks explains his passion for invention and discovery. A technology visionary, ground-breaking scientist, creative entrepreneur famous for finding counterintuitive approaches to problems, Brooks is arguably the most important figure in robotics. If there is a leading edge in the world of technology, his career has certainly been spent exploring it.

2008 Global Business Outlook

Walt Custer, President, Custer Consulting Group, and Sharon Starr, Director of Market Research, IPC
Wednesday, April 2, 8:30 am - 9:45 am
What lies ahead for the domestic and global electronics industry food chain? Industry analyst Walt Custer will cover electronics equipment and component market sizes and scopes with forecasts by sector. Both world and regional data are included. Topics include the global economy, seasonality and cyclicality, electronic equipment production by geography and equipment type, semiconductors, printed circuits and other passive components, EMS & ODM markets, electronic materials and process equipment.

Technical Conference April 1-3 , 2008

This technical conference is known worldwide as one of the finest and most selective in the world. Take advantage of new research and innovations from key industry players in the areas of board design and manufacture, and electronics assembly.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
APEX
Ford's Forward Thinking
 
QUICK LINKS
 
 
BEST Capabilities Video
EZReball(TM)
Proto Assembly Estimator

 
ASK THE EXPERT
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BEST's "Ask the Expert" column is designed to give one-one dialogue between a questioner and our master instructor Kris Roberson. Specification, processing and inspection questions are asked and answered here.

 
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
 
New BEST Logo

Order your sample EZReball (TM) evaluation kit here if you cannot gt out to Las Vegas this year.

 

BEST INDUSTRY FORUMS
 

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

 
WISCONSIN SMTA CHAPTER MEETING
 

The Wisconsin SMTA  will be holding a meeting at the Waukesha Technical College on Thursday March 20th starting at 6:00PM. There will be a tour of the facility as well as a presentation on CAMX productivity software  by Andrew Dugenske of the Georgia Institute of Technology. More info here.

 

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