On January 1, 2000, the European project PROFIT commenced as a follow up to the successfully finished EC-funded projects DELPHI, SEED and THERMINIC. PROFIT finished in March 2003. The project aimed at creating methods and tools to enable a sufficiently accurate measurement and prediction of temperature gradients in time and space required for a more accurate and timely assessment of cost, performance, safety and reliability of electronic products in all stages of the product realisation process. The PROFIT partners produced 55 deliverables and over 70 conference and journal papers. The paper discusses some highlights of the project and indicates shortly their potential for small scale applications.

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