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LPKF wins biggest order in its company history
Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 27, Issue 1
With a major order of more than €6 million for laser systems for manufacturing three-dimensional cell phone antennae, LPKF announces the latest in a string of success reports released in recent months. “This order, the biggest in our company history, marks the final breakthrough into mass production of our MID technology,” says Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors Dr Ingo Bretthauer. He is also convinced that “our production method is establishing itself as the standard in specific sectors, and will push aside alternative technologies.” The client is a major international electronics group.
In its search for new laser applications, LPKF has developed and patented the laser direct structuring (LDS) method since the 1990s. LDS: a method for the production of molded interconnect devices which are three-dimensional circuit carriers. Injection-molded plastic components made of special polymer granulates are first structured using a laser beam, before undergoing a metallization process. Although the technology is primarily used today for the production of smart phone antennae, Bretthauer sees more areas of application in medical and security technologies, as well as in the automotive sector.
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