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Blackfox and Datest Corp. Form Strategic Alliance

Dec 17, 2009

FREMONT, CA — December 2009 — Blackfox Training Institute and Datest Corporation, two premier providers to the EMS industry, are pleased to announce a new business partnership aimed at providing customers with improved access to Blackfox training services.

Blackfox and Datest have formed a strategic alliance, which will provide a physical training site for Blackfox at Datest’s Fremont, Calif. testing facility. Blackfox will schedule and conduct a variety of electronics assembly workmanship classes per the schedule of classes posted on both the Blackfox and Datest Web sites.

This is an exciting event for both companies and will provide the Blackfox customer base with an additional location choice to address their training needs. Blackfox wants to assist its customers during these challenging economic times and this partnership will provide some relief for Blackfox’s West Coast clientele.

A schedule of classes will be posted on Datest’s Web site ( in January 2010.

About Datest Corporation

Datest is a leading 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 and well as flying probe testing, benchtop boundary scan, functional testing and test development, and 5DX automated x-ray inspection. 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.

About Blackfox Training Institue

Blackfox Training Institute was formed in 1996 by a group of manufacturing professionals to help improve processes and quality standards of US Manufacturers. Blackfox is now the leader in providing Quality IPC Training, Skill-Based Training, Training Systems and Custom Courses to the industry's cutting edge companies. In addition, they’re the only Approved IPC Training Center Worldwide providing all five IPC Certifications in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese with complimenting Blackfox Skill-Based Courses. The five IPC Standards include; IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-7711 & 7721, and IPC-STD-001.

To view the full schedule of Blackfox classes offered at all locations please visit

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