Datest, a leading provider of advanced, efficient and mission-critical in-circuit testing, test engineering, X-ray inspection and nondestructive failure analysis solutions, has been awarded a 2023 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Test Services. This accolade recognizes Datest’s groundbreaking contributions in quick-turnaround Design for Testability (DFT) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) analytical engineering services, revolutionizing the way Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) customers optimize their test strategies. The award was announced at a ceremony that took place Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo in Mexico. 

 Datest’s innovative services are tailored to meet the needs of OEM and EMS customers who seek front-end capabilities for predictive test coverage, test point optimization, and appropriate test platform strategies. This technology enables companies to assess their test methodology, including ICT, Flying Probe, AOI, AXI, JTAG/Boundary Scan, and various model test platforms within each methodology (such as Keysight/Agilent 3070, SPEA or Takaya Flying Probe, Koh Young AOI, ViTrox or Omron AXI, etc.). The unbiased result is enhanced test coverage, optimized test programs, higher production yields, and a streamlined, equipment-focused process, custom-tailored to each user’s specific needs and equipment parameters.

Key features of Datest’s DFT and DFM services include component selection analysis, design rule verification, conformance restriction checking, ICT test partitioning, initialization pin control, boundary scan rules, test point saving, probe placement optimization, and CAD exporting in formats suitable for a variety of machine makes and models.

What sets Datest apart is its ability to deliver these services in a matter of days, not weeks, providing immediate, actionable feedback to board designers, process engineers, and test managers. The process is designed to be iterative, allowing design and layout engineers to submit updated files as they enhance overall test coverage, with real-time feedback from Datest.

Datest leverages the ASTER Technologies TestWay DFT suite and the ASTER DFM Express suite, empowering designers with predictive assessment of manufacturability and well-aligned feedback mechanisms for an Industry 4.0-centric world.

With nearly 40 years of expertise, Datest offers in-circuit testing (ICT), flying probe testing, X-ray, boundary scan/JTAG testing, functional testing, failure analysis and other related analytical and laboratory services, to OEMs and EMS companies throughout the US, North America, and the world. Datest is an ISO9001:2015, ITAR and AS9100D-certified company, and a member of IPC, IEEE, EIPC and ASNT. Datest is a proud and active member of SMTA.

The Mexico Technology Awards acknowledge the latest innovations available in Mexico produced by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers during the last 12 months. For more information, visit 

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