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Play KIC's Man vs. Machine Reflow Profiling Game for a Chance to Win an Apple iPad2

Mar 21, 2011

KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces an opportunity to win an Apple iPad2 by beating its award-winning Auto-Prediction Navigator Profiling Software. All participants will receive a certificate for a free upgrade to Navigator Power, a $975 value*!

The competition has received excellent reviews from new and current KIC customers, and consists of three real-life challenges. Each of the three challenges represents an actual PCB. In each challenge, the KIC Navigator finds an in-spec solution in less than 15 seconds. Can you do that? Furthermore, each solution was re-profiled to the suggested changes to show the accuracy of the KIC Navigator.

Participants must submit all KIC2000 profiling solutions for all three challenges by Wednesday April 6, 2011 to Brian O'Leary at boleary@kicmail.com. The game will continue in KIC's Booth #1964 at the 2011 IPC APEX Expo.

For more information about KIC’s Man vs. Machine Reflow Profiling Game, visit http://www.kicthermal.com/man-versus-machine.

* Navigator or Auto-Focus is required to run the Navigator Power. The certificate is valid until April 30th, 2011. Participants must beat the Navigator in all three challenges (Navigator values will be posted a week following the IPC APEX Expo). Only one submission per participant will be accepted. There is no time limit or limit to the number of attempts a participant can make before submission of their results. If there should be a tie, finalists will be entered into a raffle for the iPad2. There is no limit to the number of participants from each company. Competition is only available to participants in the US, Canada and Mexico.


Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal management tools and systems for reflow, wave, cure and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process development tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers optimize and monitor thermal processes.

In addition to KIC Explorer, products include the KIC 24/7 continuous monitoring system, the KIC Vision automatic profiling system and more. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and real-time thermal management systems, and has won numerous industry awards.

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