BEST Inc Wins Industry Award for New QFN Rework Method

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BESTs' new StencilMate(TM) leadless device rework method allows electronic assemblers and repairers to quickly and easily repair lead less device packages. This patent-pending technique is designed to increase first pass rework yields as well as speed up the device repair process. An award was granted by a variety of industry experts at the recent IPC APEX Electronics Assembly conference.

BEST Inc. has been recognized as a winner in this year’s SMT VISION Awards. Chosen by a panel of industry judges, the winning product demonstrated innovation and usefulness to manufacturers overcoming the challenges of the recession. Instituted in 1991, the SMT VISION Awards honor the products and technologies that have shaped the PCB manufacturing industry over the past year.

BEST’s new rework process, StencilMate™, a process to easily rework and place leadless devices, was a winner in the category of PCB rework and repair. This award joins the StencilQuik™ stenciling product, which was awarded the same honor in 2004.

“Repair depots and rework operations of electronic assemblers are raving about the time that they save and the quality of the rework using StencilMate™. We appreciate the recognition we have received as well from an industry resource such as SMT Magazine,” said Katy Radcliff, Product Manager of BEST Inc.

SMT honored the finest examples of creative advancement in technology in 18 critical categories including Rework and Repair. BEST was selected for their BEST Managed/Vendor Owned Inventory Program in the Electronics Manufacturing and Design Services category based on the following criteria.

Selection Criteria
Nominees for the SMT VISION Awards are evaluated on their ability to meet a significant industry challenge, creative application of a new or existing technology, overall quality and consistency of performance, ease of maintenance and use, and cost effectiveness, with bonus points awarded for environmental friendliness and customer satisfaction. An independent panel of judges from the electronics assembly industry, government, and academia weigh in on each entry. The winners of the 18th Annual SMT VISION Awards were announced during the IPC APEX EXPO 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center, Las Vegas

About Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST) BEST specializes in offering products that streamline hand soldering, rework and repair, which also includes lead-free soldering products. Many of the product innovations stem from its contract PCB rework and repair business. BEST is an IPC Certified Center offering Instructor and Operator soldering courses for IPC-A-610, JSTD-001, IPC 7711/7721 as well as customized classes to meet specific standards or criteria. For more information, visit

Bob Wettermann
(847) 797-9250 BEST Inc

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