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Orbotech delivers 500th laser direct imaging system
Article Type: Industry news From: Circuit World, Volume 37, Issue 4
Orbotech has delivered its 500th laser direct imaging (“LDI”) system, a Paragon™-Xpress model. This particular system was purchased by Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft (“AT&S”), a long-time global customer of Orbotech and existing user of several Paragon LDI machines, for placement at its Shanghai, China facility for HDI Microvia technology used in mobile devices.
Commenting on this purchase, Mr Andreas Gerstenmayer, Chief Executive Officer of AT&S, said: “For manufacturers of the smallest electronic devices, economical use of space is increasingly becoming an absolute must. After extensive evaluation of available LDI solutions, our decision to select this additional Orbotech LDI inline system for complex HDI Microvia manufacturing was clear-cut. By using Orbotech LDI technology for mass production in our process, we can ensure delivery to our customers of the most highly specialized HDI products that enable further device miniaturization while meeting the required time-to-market.”
Mr Richard Klapholz, President of Orbotech’s PCB Division, added: “Although delivery of this 500th LDI system marks a symbolic note for Orbotech, we primarily see it a testament to the critical role that our constantly evolving technology plays in the manufacture of latest cutting-edge PCBs, such as the HDI designs incorporating stacked vias and embedded components produced by AT&S. Orbotech LDI is now used in producing the vast majority of advanced PCBs worldwide; and we are gratified by the widespread and positive impact that this revolutionary technology, introduced by the Company over a decade ago, is continuing to have upon our customers and the PCB industry as a whole.”