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Datest Completes Transition to New AS9100 Revision C Standard as Part of Its Continued Effort to Provide Quality Test on Demand

May 09, 2012

 Datest, a leading provider of advanced, efficient and mission-critical in-circuit testing, test engineering, and X-ray inspection solutions, announces that it has successfully completed the transition from the ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 Revision B standard to the new Revision C standard – the quality management system for the aviation, space and defense industries.

I am pleased to have participated intimately in the process leading to Datest being recommended for AS9100C certification. This updated, more stringent certification validates Datest’s relentless commitment to delivering matchless service and comprehensive value to our customers, whether in the military/aerospace or other industrial sectors. We have the people, the process, the tools and the teamwork to get the job done, which the award of this certification confirms,” commented Rob Boguski, Datest’s president.

Revision C is the fourth and latest release of the AS9100 standard, which takes in the revised requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and nearly 100 additional criteria specific to the aerospace industry. Revision C changes include greater focus on planning and project management, additional emphasis on risk management and mitigation, and the need to develop plans for continuous improvement of customer satisfaction.

The AS9100 quality standard is based on ISO 9001, adding requirements specific to the aviation, space and defense industry, while striving to meet the needs of stakeholders. The certification mark is recognized and respected throughout the world as a symbol of expertise and professionalism. The mark is a symbol of Datest’s success and ongoing quest to provide quality PCBA testing and inspection solutions.

For more information about Datest or to view the company’s full service lineup, visit

Datest is an ISO9001 and AS9100-certified provider of advanced, integrated PCBA testing and inspection services to the CM/EMS and OEM communities since 1984. Datest features in-circuit testing and test engineering development for all major platforms as well as flying probe testing,  boundary scan testing, functional testing and test development, 5DX automated X-ray inspection, and 2-D/3-D X-ray inspection featuring the Dage XD7600NT500 Ruby System with X-Plane Technology. Datest also offers a wide variety of engineering and value-added services, of which the Blackfox training programs play a significant part. For more information about Datest, please visit or call 510-490-4600.

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