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EPTAC Corporation Expands Partnership with Microtek Laboratories

Mike Shepherd MicrotekManchester, NH – January 17, 2013 – In 2011, EPTAC Corporation, the leader in hand-solder training and IPC certification, teamed up with Microtek Laboratories of Anaheim, CA to create a West Coast IPC Master Training Center offering a full range of solder training and IPC Certification classes to the electronics manufacturing industry in Southern California. Today the partners have announced that they are expanding the scope of training services to include Counterfeit Component Training and Testing.

In 2012, EPTAC became the leading training company for the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) for the IDEA-STD-1010 “Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market”. As such, EPTAC continues to attract new OEM’s, CM’s and EMS customers. “Many of these customers will have a need for testing services and Microtek Labs is a preeminent testing facility, well equipped and highly qualified to meet customer demand”, stated Mark Pilkington, EPTAC’s President. “We are committed to adding value to our customers by further developing and expanding our service capabilities.”

“We are excited to broaden our relationship with EPTAC with the addition of their suite of Counterfeit Component Identification & Mitigation training courses to our joint training and IPC certification programs. These programs are essential for our industry and are a perfect complement to Microtek’s extensive electronics and materials testing capabilities”, explained Mike Shepherd, President at Microtek Laboratories.

Companies worldwide have come to depend on Microtek Laboratories for materials testing, vendor qualification and to ensure product performance for designed purpose and expected life span. At the core of Microtek Laboratories services are Environmental Simulation; Mechanical, Component, Physical & Electrical Testing; Failure Analysis and Visual & Dimensional Verification.

Both companies will be exhibiting at the 2013 IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, CA on February 18-21st.

Microtek LaboratoriesMicrotek Laboratories is an internationally based testing company. For more than 25 years, leading companies worldwide have come to depend on Microtek Laboratories for materials testing, vendor qualification, and to ensure product performance for designed purpose and expected life span. Microtek also has commercial Laboratory Suitability Status to the Department of Defense – DLA, is an IPC Certified Training Facility and an approved Client Agent under UL’s Certificated Agency Program (CAP) as a Certificated Engineering and Administrative Agency for categories: ZPMV2, ZPXK2, QMTS2, QMJU2, QMFZ2 and OCDT2. Visit www.thetestlab.com for further information.

EPTAC is an internationally recognized solder training and IPC certification corporation, giving professionals the skills to accelerate their careers and businesses the talent to succeed. For over 25 years, EPTAC has been helping companies increase quality standards, improve productivity and maximize profits. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, EPTAC delivers industry best training programs throughout the United States and Canada.

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