SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

Datest Wins 5th Global Technology Award for Test Services

Nov 13, 2019

Datest is a West Coast US Imaging and Failure Analysis Service provider with national affiliation and coverage. The company received the award for its high-resolution microfocus digital radiography and CT-scanning services for colleges and universities. Datest applies the lessons learned in seven years of service to printed circuit board process and quality engineers (rapid identification of process anomalies and root causes of board defects and failures) to the academic and research sector for engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, aerospace, automotive) and materials science (additive manufacturing, general 3D printing, porosity, nominal/actual comparisons).

Centerpiece of the service is a custom-built, high-precision, microfocus Digital Radiography/CT Scanning system from VJ Technologies, offering 225kV shielded rating. Objects as heavy as 50kg (110lb) and as large as 1000mm x 1000mm (39.37"2) can be inspected in 2D, 3D and CT modes. Images can be recompiled, viewed, enhanced and analyzed using Volume Graphics VG Studio, VG Studio MAX, VJT Vi3, and Fraunhofer Volex CT software packages. Colleges lacking such a system can pool resources with Datest to support research projects and training efforts. Datest is also active in promoting internships with local colleges for promising students interested in imaging and nondestructive failure analysis and metrology as a career.

Datest now features four imaging systems, including three with partial or full CT scanning capability, for service to industry, government, academia, and affiliated parties. The latest addition is a 160kV ValuCT system from VJ Technologies, which became operational in September 2019.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

For more information about Datest or to view the company’s complete service lineup, visit, or call (510) 490-4600.

Datest was founded in 1984 to address the growing trend of outsourcing assembly test services, together with increasing OEM demands that EMS providers deliver fully tested, functioning product. The company integrates traditional electrical board test methodologies (ICT, Flying Probe, and JTAG/Boundary Scan) with failure analysis (nondestructive as well as destructive), reverse engineering and “bonepile” rehabilitation, functional test development, and analytical laboratory services. Datest also offers comprehensive X-ray services (2D, 3D, and CT) for root cause analysis, high-level inspection and metrology, and dispute resolution. The Datest suite of services now includes a 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. Datest is a member of SMTA, IPC, IEEE, EIPC and ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing).

Nov 25, 2019 -

Datest to Exhibit and Sponsor the SMTA Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum

Oct 26, 2019 -

Datest Receives Mexico Technology Award for Imaging and Failure Analysis Services

Sep 30, 2019 -

Datest to Showcase Imaging Services at NEDME / OctoberBest

Aug 21, 2019 -

Advances in Digital X-ray Imaging Technologies Seminar from Datest and VJ Technologies

Jul 16, 2019 -

Datest Passes AS9100D Recertification

May 15, 2019 -

Datest to Co-Exhibit at Space Tech Expo USA with VJ Technologies

May 12, 2019 -

Datest to Exhibit at SMTA Puget Sound Expo

Mar 31, 2019 -

Datest and VJ Technologies Celebrate First Year of Success in West Coast Inspection Services, Showroom and Demo Center

Jan 30, 2019 -

Datest Awarded Third Service Excellence Award during APEX

Nov 27, 2018 -

Datest to Exhibit at SMTA Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum

50 more news from Datest »

Dec 05, 2019 -

CCL to exhibit at Nepcon Japan for the first time – Booth W19-12.

Dec 05, 2019 -

Nortech Systems finds a creative solution with CheckSum Software.

Dec 05, 2019 -

Nordson’s latest acquisition, optical control recognized as one of Germany’s fastest growing technology companies

Dec 04, 2019 -

New customers in medical industry for Assel

Dec 04, 2019 -

Croatian Mechatronics Student Wins Europlacer VR Racing Challenge at Productronica.

Dec 04, 2019 -

Engineered Material Systems Introduces Linear Resistance Carbon Inks

Dec 04, 2019 -

IPC Education Foundation Announces Change in Leadership

Dec 04, 2019 -

RF-Testing of Car Connection/Communication Modules

Dec 04, 2019 -

Service partner in Lithuania

Dec 03, 2019 -

Vision Engineering wins Productronica Innovation Award 2019 for ground-breaking digital 3D inspection technology

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

Datest Wins 5th Global Technology Award for Test Services news release has been viewed 29 times

flying probe test services

IPC Training & Certification - Blackfox