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MB Allen to Present “The Smart Factory – Let’s Get Started” at the i4.0 Connect Forum

Oct 08, 2018

MB (Marybeth) Allen.

MB (Marybeth) Allen.

KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the i4.0 Connect Forum, organized in cooperation with IPC and i4.0 today, scheduled to take place Nov. 6-7, 2018 in Silicon Valley, CA. Allen will present “The Smart Factory – Let’s Get Started.”

Industry 4.0, IIoT, Smart Factory, ‘Made in China 2025’. It’s all the buzz, but what are these trends? Do they relate to me and my manufacturing environment? Is this something we must implement? What would the benefit be to my company? How does it all come together? These questions and more will be covered during this presentation and will include an example of Smart Factory technology.

MB Allen is the Product Manager for KIC. As such she coordinates the advancement of new products and features to accommodate customer needs as KIC adds to its portfolio for the electronics industry. Her technical expertise, relationships with valued partners and customers, and many years of sales experience aid KIC in the future development, improvement and sales of the company's product offerings. MB has worked in the electronics industry for nearly 30 years and been associated with KIC for 29 years in both national and international positions.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, data analytics, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight. For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com.


Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, curing and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process optimization tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers improve the thermal process quality while reducing cost.

KIC products include the KIC SPS, K2, X5, KICstart2, ProBot, 24/7 Wave and the KIC RPI. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and automatic thermal process systems, and has won numerous industry awards.

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