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Datest to increase capacity, throughput and flexibility with acquisition of a second SPEA 4060

Jun 24, 2020

Datest is acquiring a second SPEA 4060 to increase capacity and throughput. The new machine features the Leonardo OS2 Operating System. As a result, Datest now has the capability to create and debug programs in both the Leonardo OS1 on its existing SPEA 4060, as well as OS2 programs.  New offline programming workstations also will add to the company’s test throughput flexibility. 

Robert Boguski, President of Datest, stated: “The 4060 S2 is our fourth SPEA flying probe test system. It is equipped with every available software option SPEA offers for this system. Our deep relationship with SPEA goes back 17 years, to our first 4040 system, acquired in 2003. With the new S2 we now have three systems on site at our Fremont facility – two 4060s and one 4040 – running two shifts daily, Monday through Friday, and weekends when needed. In addition to our own work, we also support SPEA in the USA in their sales and marketing efforts as their Western USA Partner and Demonstration Facility. We are proud of our long relationship with SPEA and we hope and expect to strengthen it, and acquire additional cutting-edge systems in the next 17 years.”

Datest was the first test services company in the U.S. to fully integrate the SPEA 4060 Flying Probe Tester with the latest GOEPEL boundary scan tools. The combination of electrical test, optical inspection and boundary scan in a single platform provides complete one-stage testing with extremely high test coverage, enhanced precision and repeatability, while lowering the overall cost of test.

“Operating as a testing house in the heart of the Silicon Valley requires Datest’s skills and equipment to be in line with the technology evolution,” comments Giovanni Noto, Sales Director at SPEA. “The need for competencies moves together with the need for innovative equipment able to test the latest technologies, where complexity and integrations are continuously growing. Datest’s request was clear: to have a flying probe test system with unique probing capability and superior test coverage, to obtain zero failure escape. In the Internet era, the challenges for service company brands are tremendous: There is no room to compromise on quality and data security. The innovative SPEA flying probe systems represent a terrific aid to secure product quality and reliability. From engineering validation to NPI or production test, the new SPEA 4060 S2, especially, is the system of choice for many products and demanding projects.”

SPEA provides the most comprehensive, well-equipped flying probe test systems in the industry, with enhanced features ideally suited for increased data security, structural testing, product design/design engineering, and Industry 4.0 requirements. 4060 combines the best of in-circuit testing, device flashing, boundary scan testing and flying probe testing. The system has been optimized in a manner that provides the benefits of a single software interface. The automatic test program generation is able to combine in-circuit and boundary scan test, avoiding any redundancy in the test coverage, thereby further optimizing test time. A true renaissance of test design, SPEA tools in the right hands create programming masterpieces.

Datest is a GOEPEL Center of Expertise for engineering and application of JTAG/Boundary scan test solutions. For more information about GOEPEL’s boundary scan test solution, visit www.goepelusa.com.

For more information about Datest or to view the company’s complete service lineup, visit www.datest.com, 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).

For more information, visit www.datest.com.


SPEA is a leading global supplier of Automatic Test Equipment for electronics devices, such as electronic boards, power modules, silicon wafers, ICs, MEMS and sensors, touch displays and HMI devices. Its equipment is used in all technologically advanced fields, such as automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, medical, consumer products, security and more.
For more information, visit www.spea.com.

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