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FREMONT, CA — December 2009 — Blackfox and Datest, 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 Blackfox Training Institue
Blackfox 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