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Datest to Exhibit at SMTA Puget Sound Expo

May 12, 2019

Datest, a leading provider of advanced, efficient and mission-critical in-circuit testing, test engineering and X-ray inspection solutions, today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Puget Sound Expo, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport in Seattle, Washington. There will be two technical speakers and a complimentary lunch.

Robert Boguski and Regina Lathrop will give attendees an overview of the company’s latest equipment acquisition – a 225kV custom-made VJ Technologies advanced digital radiographic inspection imaging system. This system provides Datest with a reliable high precision Micro Focus X-ray inspection platform for numerous failure analysis, materials science, metrology and inspection applications. High-level assistance in the form of Ph.D.-level radiographic and ASNT Level III technicians also is available on a project-by-project basis. For this service Datest was awarded the 2018 Global Technology Award for test laboratories at SMTA International – Datest’s fourth Global Technology Award in seven years. They were most recently the recipient of a 2019 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award in the category of Testing Laboratories. 

Additionally, the team will discuss the Datest’s testing, engineering and PCB reverse engineering services, and value-added services including:

  • Bonepile Rehabilitation Services
  • 3D and CT-Scan X-ray/Failure Analysis Service

  • Improved and enhanced flying probe test services

  • Improved and enhanced in-circuit testing services

  • Datest’s “ecosystem” of partner companies providing analytical laboratory services in the areas of failure analysis, root cause detection, and materials science studies

Datest provides advanced test engineering and inspection services to the CM/EMS and OEM communities, and many other industries. The team prides itself on their speed and flexibility in providing the best solution to each customer’s unique testing needs. With more than 34 years of expertise, Datest offers in-circuit testing (ICT), flying probe testing, X-ray inspection, boundary scan/JTAG testing, functional testing, failure analysis and other related services. Datest is an ISO9001:2015, ITAR and AS9100D-certified company, and a member of IPC, SMTA, EIPC, IEEE and ASNT.


Datest is the preeminent provider of advanced, efficient, and cost-effective PCBA testing, test engineering, failure analysis and analytical solutions. Established in 1984, Datest now offers in-circuit and flying probe testing and development services; DFT/DFM analysis; JTAG/Boundary Scan development services; AXI as well as 2D and 3D X-ray and CT-scan capabilities for nondestructive failure analysis, root cause identification, and dispute resolution. The company also offers cross-sectioning, dye & pry, and analytical laboratory services, including SEM and C-SAM analysis; counterfeit component identification and detection; and reverse engineering services. Datest is proud to introduce its new 225kV microfocus CT system from VJ Technologies, offering CT scanning and failure analysis services for all manner of larger objects besides printed circuit board assemblies. Datest is ITAR registered and has a quality management system (QMS) that is certified to ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D. For more information, call 510-490-4600 or consult www.datest.com.

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