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FREMONT, CA — August 2010 — GOEPEL electronic has appointed Datest Corp. as Center of Expertise (COE) for the service and support of the company’s worldwide unrivalled JTAG/Boundary Scan technology compliant with IEEE Std. 1149.x. Located in Fremont, CA, Datest offers comprehensive PCBA test, inspection and rework services. The new strategic alliance expands the resources available for local application support and test program development service for GOEPEL electronic’s JTAG/Boundary Scan products in the North American market.

The scope of the agreement includes membership in the global alliance program GATE™ (GOEPEL Associated Technical Experts). As part of the cooperation, Datest will offer GOEPEL electronic’s U.S. customers extensive services in the domain of design for testability (DFT) and direct application support, as well as training and integration services for GOEPEL electronic JTAG/Boundary Scan products.

“The services provided by Datest are a perfect addition to our product portfolio of intelligent solutions for extended JTAG/Boundary Scan,” says Heiko Ehrenberg, Managing Director and regional GATE™ manager of GOEPEL electronic’s U.S. subsidiary GOEPEL electronics LLC in Austin, TX. “By combining our competences, we are going to be in an even better position to accommodate the demands of the U.S. market for excellent JTAG/Boundary Scan test strategies and respective equipment and services in a comprehensive way.”

“We are delighted and energized by the formation of this new partnership, and we are flattered to have been selected by GOEPEL electronic to become a coveted Center of Expertise,” said Robert Boguski, President of Datest. “Together, we expect to reach new markets and promote new applications in a focused, disciplined approach. Datest’s 26 years of leadership in PCBA test and test engineering complements GOEPEL electronic’s 19 years of relentless innovation in JTAG/Boundary Scan. As partners, we will be unbeatable in the high-end, high-density test marketplace, offering integrated test solutions and test system demonstrations to our clients throughout the Western U.S. and beyond.”