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KIC Thermal

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

San Diego, California, USA

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Embedded Designs Inc, dba KIC and KIC International Sales announce MB Allen, Applications & Sales Manager, plans to retire by March 2021

Jul 29, 2020 | MB (Marybeth) Allen has been a dedicated and valued part of the KIC family since 1999. MB spent decades leading our team with her technical expertise and sales experience. This, along with her work ethic, outstanding contributions, devotion to clients and many industry achievements have positioned MB as the face of KIC for many years. KIC extends our deepest gratitude to MB Allen and our heartfelt wishes for success and happiness in retirement. MB will focus on applications and technical writing and supporting the sales team's reorganization to ensure her transition to retirement is seamless.

Freddie Chan

Ensure a Healthy Profile for Every Board You Build

Jul 07, 2020 | KIC's Reflow Process Inspection System – RPI ensures a healthy profile for every board you build. Can you prove to your auditor the in-spec temperature profile for every board passing through the reflow process?

KIC and SMT Thermal Discoveries partner to offer automated, inline reflow inspection for vacuum reflow

Jul 04, 2020 | KIC, innovators of the industry's number one reflow process inspection system, and SMT Thermal Discoveries, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art reflow and vacuum technology, have partnered to integrate KIC's market-leading technology into SMT's multiple award-winning vacuum reflow oven (as well as their standard reflow solutions).

KIC Strengthens Its Sales & Technical Support with the Addition of Technical Marketing Company

Jun 30, 2020 | KIC has appointed Technical Marketing Company (TMC) as its manufacturers' representative. Chris Dodd, President and principal owner, and the TMC team will provide sales and service for KIC in Colorado, Utah and Idaho.

Vote for KIC's MB Allen for SMTA Board of Directors!

Jun 29, 2020 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC's Applications & Sales, is running for the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Board of Directors. Log in and cast your vote! Elections will close at 5 p.m. on July 1. Three director positions will be filled for the term 2020-2023.

Meet with KIC at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum

Mar 05, 2020 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forums. The Dallas Expo is scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the Plano Event Center in Plano, TX. MB Allen, Manager for KIC's Applications & Sales, will discuss the KIC ecosystem that includes automatic profiling, profilers, fixtures and software solutions for reflow, wave and curing.

Have SPI and AOI but not RPI? Find out what you're missing at SMTA Chihuahua – Meet with KIC

Mar 05, 2020 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Chihuahua Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Villarreal Eventos in Chihuahua, CP. Miguel Carbajal, KIC's Mexico Sales Manager, will discuss the company's Smart Factory solutions that provide process control, traceability, automation, connectivity, data collection and analytics, and fast and easy integration for i4.0.

Restronics to Represent All KIC Products

Feb 20, 2020 | KIC today announced the appointment of Restronics Co., Inc. David Leventhal, Steve Clair, Jarred Mandel and Teddy Skechus will cover NY, NJ and E.PA. for all KIC products. Restronics is an established manufacturers' representative in the electronics OEM industry.

KIC Announces Expanded Sales Territory for BarTron, Inc.

Feb 18, 2020 | KIC today announced the expansion of BarTron, Inc.’s sales territory to include the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania. BarTron has been representing KIC in Michigan for more than 20 years, and with this expansion, BarTron’s Nick Papp and Matt Bonweg (who is a former decades-long KIC user), will represent KIC products. BarTron is a manufacturers’ representative firm, representing companies supplying equipment and consumable supplies to the electronics assembly and related industries.

MB Allen Taught “Profiling – Finding the Right Recipe” during APEX

Feb 18, 2020 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, participated in the IPC Fundamentals Programs held at the recent IPC APEX 2020 Technical Conference in San Diego, CA. Allen’s session was entitled, “Profiling – Finding the Right Recipe.”

KIC’s Miles Moreau Receives Special Recognition Award for Contributions to IPC-HERMES-9852

Feb 18, 2020 | KIC announced that Miles Moreau, General Manager, EMEA, South America and Australia, received a Special Recognition Award during the IPC APEX EXPO. The award was presented to Moreau during the IPC-Hermes committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

KIC Helps to Make Widespread CFX Implementation a Reality

Feb 18, 2020 | KIC announced that it was a Factory Line Participant in the CFX line running live at the recent IPC APEX EXPO. Visitors to the IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego were able to visit an integrated CFX line to learn more about this standard and how it may be easily adopted. A company, small, medium or large, can begin live data collection and analytics with immediate results. KIC, a member of the CFX committee, is a CFX supporter and equipment supplier.

MB Allen Receives Distinguished Committee Award for IPC-CFX, Version 1.1

Feb 18, 2020 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, received a Distinguished Committee Service Award during the IPC APEX EXPO. The award was presented to Allen during the IPC committee awards luncheon on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

MB Allen Receives Distinguished Committee Award for IPC-CFX, Version 1.1

Feb 11, 2020 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, received a Distinguished Committee Service Award during the IPC APEX EXPO. The award was presented to Allen during the IPC committee awards luncheon on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Meet with the Heat to Data Experts at APEX – Visit KIC in Booth #1126

Jan 07, 2020 | KIC announced that it will exhibit in Booth #1126 at the 2020 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 4-6, 2020 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The Heat To Data Experts, KIC will offer solutions for reflow, wave and curing thermal problems. Attendees are invited to bring problems and future concerns to Booth #1126 and KIC’s experts will work to find and demonstrate solutions.

KIC Recognized with 2019 Global Technology Award for All-in-One Smart Fixture

Nov 13, 2019 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2019 Global Technology Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its SRA Smart Reflow Analyzer®. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany.

KIC’s MB Allen to Present Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution at the SMTA Space Coast Expo

Nov 05, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Melbourne Auditorium in Florida.

KIC Picks up Award for All-in-One Smart Fixture during SMTA Guadalajara

Oct 24, 2019 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2019 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Test & Measurement Inspection Systems for its SRA Smart Reflow Analyzer ®. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum.

KIC: #1 solution for turning heat into data at Productronica

Oct 16, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit in Hall A4, Booth 506 at Productronica, scheduled to take place Nov. 12-15, 2019 at the Neue Messe München in Munich, Germany. The KIC Europe team will discuss Industry 4.0 automation, traceability, NPI setup, machine verification, and more, all for your thermal processes; reflow, wave solder and cure. RPI i4.0. is a simple solution and a great way to start your Industry 4.0 journey, changing heat to data on your reflow oven.

Karl Pfluke Joins KIC as Regional Sales Manager

Oct 01, 2019 | KIC today announced that it has hired Karl Pfluke as a Regional Sales Manager for Eastern USA and Canada. In this role, Pfluke will utilize his 19 years of sales and engineering knowledge in the SMT Electronics, Semiconductor, LED and Solar PV industries.

KIC to Show Its Ecosystem of Smart Factory Solutions at SMTA Guadalajara

Sep 23, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Oct. 23-24, 2019 at the Expo Guadalajara. The company will show its ecosystem of Smart Factory solutions, including the RPI i4.0, winner of the 2018 Mexico Technology Award. KIC offers low risk/low cost products, making the first step of implementing a Smart Factory easy and fast.

KIC’s Smart Factory Solutions at SMTA New England

Sep 21, 2019 | KIC announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA New England Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center. MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will discuss RPI—Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0. Do you have your SPI, AOI and RPI?

KIC to Highlight Automatic Profiler with Real-Time Data Sharing at SMTA Long Island

Sep 16, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Melville Marriott Long Island in New York. MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will discuss the Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard and traceability storage.

KIC in Booth #1218 at SMTAI: Industry 4.0 Automation, Traceability & More!

Sep 15, 2019 | KIC will exhibit in Booth #1218 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sept. 24-25, 2019 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The KIC team will discuss Industry 4.0 automation, traceability, NPI setup, machine verification, and more, all for your thermal processes; reflow, wave solder and cure.

KIC to showcase new integrated fixture and profiler designed for tracking reflow oven stability at NEPCON Asia

Aug 08, 2019 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Booth 1C01 at NEPCON Asia, scheduled to take place Aug 28-30, 2019 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Company representatives will showcase the new SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) and RPI i4.0

MB Allen to Present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding”

Jul 22, 2019 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will present at the SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding.”

MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales.

KIC to Showcase Reflow Process Inspection with i4.0 Real-time Data Connectivity

Jul 21, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Strongsville. MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will discuss the Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard and traceability.

KIC to Exhibit Its Ecosystem of Smart Factory Solutions at SMTA Queretaro

Jul 17, 2019 | KIC will exhibit at the SMTA Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Misión Grand Juriquilla in Queretaro, Mexico. KIC Sales Manager, Miguel Carbajal will discuss the KIC ecosystem of Smart Factory solutions, including the RPI i4.0, winner of the 2018 Mexico Technology Award.

KIC’s Miles Moreau to Present “Traceability in Electronics Manufacturing” at SMTA Queretaro

Jul 17, 2019 | KIC announced that Miles Moreau, Global Manager Products and Technologies, will present at the SMTA Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Misión Grand Juriquilla in Queretaro, Mexico. Moreau will present “Traceability in Electronics Manufacturing: The value in transforming to digital, demonstrated on reflow and wave soldering processes.”

Miles Moreau, Global Manager Products and Technologies.

MB Allen Receives Distinguished Committee Service Award for IPC-CFX

Jun 27, 2019 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, received a Distinguished Committee Service Award during IPC SummerCom 2019. The award was presented to Allen during the IPC committee awards luncheon Monday, June 17, 2019.

MB Allen.

MB Allen to Present “Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution”

Jun 09, 2019 | KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will present at the 2nd Annual eSMART Factory Conference, scheduled to take place June 20-21, 2019 in Dearborn, Michigan. Allen will present: “Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution - The Smart Factory.

KIC’s MB Allen to Present at ICEET

Jun 02, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies (ICEET), formerly the International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR), scheduled to take place June 4-6, 2019 at ventureLAB in Markham Ontario. MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will discuss the new Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Additionally, Allen will present “Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution - The Smart Factory.”

MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales.

KIC Signs New Rep Agreement with DiversiTech Representatives, Inc.

Apr 23, 2019 | KIC today announced that it has signed on DiversiTech Representatives Inc. as its representative in Southern California. The DiversiTech team is an experienced manufacturers’ representative company based in Southern California that provides world-class electronics assembly solutions with integrated tools and services.

KIC’s MB Allen to Present Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution

Apr 15, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Puget Sound Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport in Seattle, WA. MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will discuss the new Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Additionally, Allen will present “Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution - The Smart Factory.”

MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales.

KIC Offers Solutions for Smart Factory Integration at SMTconnect

Apr 14, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit with SmartRep Germany at SMTconnect, scheduled to take place May 7-9, 2019 at the NurnbergMesse GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will demonstrate its Industry 4.0 solution – RPI i4.0, an easy built-in solution for automation, traceability, advanced reflow data collection and sharing for Smart Factory integration.

KIC Service Manager to Present “Profiling the Wave Solder Process”

Apr 04, 2019 | KIC announced that it will participate in the SEHO Technology Days, scheduled to take place May 7-8, 2019 at the SEHO North America, Inc. Technology Center in Erlanger, KY. KIC Service Manager Robert Baxter will present “Profiling the Wave Solder Process.”

KIC Service Manager Robert Baxter.

KIC to Showcase New Integrated Fixture and Profiler for Tracking Reflow Oven Stability at NEPCON China

Mar 25, 2019 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Booth 1G10 at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Company representatives will showcase the new SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) and RPI i4.0

KIC Announces New Leadership

Mar 25, 2019 | KIC is taking a leap in product development and technology. The markets are changing, challenges are getting tougher and the world of Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 is here. We are expanding our product portfolio and escalating our roadmap.

Philip Kazmierowicz.

KIC to Discuss Its Ecosystem of Smart Factory Solutions at the Dallas Expo

Mar 13, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Plano Event Center. KIC Manager MB Allen will discuss the new Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Step right into the built-in Smart Factory Smart Oven Inspection and Monitoring System.

KIC’s MB Allen Joins SMTA San Diego Chapter Board

Feb 18, 2019 | KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen is now on the board of directors of the San Diego Chapter of SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association). She will serve as the chapter’s secretary, effective immediately for a one-year term.

MB (Marybeth) Allen.

Introducing the KIC SRA - Smart Reflow Analyzer

Jan 21, 2019 | KIC today announced plans to introduce the new SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) during the IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place January 29-31, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in CA. The SRA is an integrated fixture and profiler specifically designed for collecting reflow oven related data to analyze and track machine stability from run to run, and over time.

KIC and iTAC Software AG Integrate Smart Reflow Process Data in the MES i4.0 Solution

Jan 17, 2019 | KIC announces its partnership with iTAC Software AG, a leading Provider of MES premium solutions. The integration of smart Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) data analytics into the iTAC.MES.Suite ensures complete process control and traceability of the thermal process in the oven, previously referred to as the “black box” machine in the production line. This KIC-iTAC partnership creates new customer value for not only the reflow process, but for the entire production line, by providing process transparency, traceability, consistent quality and reduced costs through a new level of connectivity and automation. With the connection to KIC’s RPI data analytics iTAC now provides real-time insight into the reflow process to help factories run their production more effectively by reducing setup and changeover time, faster yield troubleshooting, and reduction in scrap and rework.

KIC Signs New Rep Agreement with LEAN STREAM

Jan 15, 2019 | KIC today announced that it has signed on LEAN STREAM as its representative in Northern California and Northern Nevada. LEAN STREAM is a value-added manufacturers’ representative/distributor based in Silicon Valley that provides world-class electronics assembly solutions with integrated tools and services.

KIC and Indium Corporation to Hold Voiding Clinic at APEX

Jan 08, 2019 | KIC and Indium Corporation will hold a voiding clinic in Booth #1215 at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 29-31 at the San Diego Convention Center.

KIC showcases connected smart reflow at APEX

Jan 04, 2019 | KIC will exhibit in Booth #1215 at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place January 29-31, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in CA. Visit the KIC booth for a reflow profiling clinic for void reduction.

KIC and Mentor Announce Integrated Thermal Process Technology Collaboration for Industry 4.0

Jan 03, 2019 | KIC announces a technology collaboration with Mentor, a Siemens Business, leveraging KIC’s professional knowledge on thermal processes and Mentor’s comprehensive expertise on surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing towards Industry 4.0. This cooperation utilizes KIC’s smart oven technology to provide process transparency, traceability, consistent quality and reduced costs through a new level of automation for their mutual customers.

KIC Receives 2018 Mexico Technology Award for Auto Profiling and Intelligent Network Software Ecosystem

Nov 15, 2018 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2018 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Process Control Tools for its RPI i4.0 smart reflow process management system. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum. The new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system features network software for real-time dashboard, data sharing and traceability storage.

KIC to Discuss Automatic Profiling System at SMTA Silicon Valley

Nov 04, 2018 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at the Bestronics Box Build Facility in San Jose, CA. KIC Manager MB (Marybeth) Allen will discuss the new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Step right into the built-in Smart Factory Smart Oven Inspection and Monitoring System.

KIC Awarded for Smart Factory Starter Kit at SMTAI

Oct 17, 2018 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2018 Global Technology Award in the category of Best Product – Americas for its Smart Factory Starter Kit. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 ceremony that took place during SMTA International.

KIC demonstrates smart factory technologies at SMTA Guadalajara 2018

Oct 15, 2018 | KIC is pleased to announce plans to exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Nov. 14 - 15, 2018 at the Expo Guadalajara. KIC will present technologies to retrofit the factory’s standard reflow ovens into smart, connected machines.

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