DGAP-News: LPKF Laser & Electronics Aktiengesellschaft
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Garbsen, 15 January 2020 - In December, technology company LPKF has, for the first time, delivered a highly automated version of its LIDE system for integration into a semiconductor fab to one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers. Following a qualification phase expected to last several months, the customer is planning to use this LIDE system to process glass wafers for microchip production.
"For us, this order represents an important milestone in establishing LPKF as a tool supplier for the semiconductor industry, and in particular for the volume production of semiconductor components made of thin glass", says CEO Goetz M. Bendele. "With our LIDE technology, we enable our customers to leverage the advantages of glass as a material, as well as the resulting competitive advantage."
LPKF's LIDE technology (Laser Induced Deep Etching) enables customers to process thin glass quickly, precisely and without any damage such as micro cracks. The original stability of the glass is fully retained, making LIDE a basic technology for many microsystems technology applications, includ-ing the production of microchips, displays, sensors, or MEMS.
In Garbsen, LPKF has recently begun construction of the LPKF Glass Found-ry, a clean room fabrication facility for in-house production of microstructure glass components. From here, the company will soon begin supplying high-precision glass components to customers in various industries across the world.
This expansion of the business model enables LPKF to supply customers with structured glass for a wide range of applications. With the combination of system sales - like this first order for a highly automated, integrated
semiconductor fab tool - and glass foundry services, we expect to maxim-ize the growth generated by LIDE with a diverse set of customers.
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG is a leading supplier of laser-based solutions for the technol-ogy industry. LPKF laser systems are vital in the manufacture of printed circuit boards, microchips, automotive parts, solar modules and many other components. Founded in 1976, the company is headquartered in Garbsen near Hanover, Germany, and operates worldwide through subsidiaries and distributors. LPKF shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange (ISIN 0006450000).
Bettina Schäfer, Department Manager Group Communication & Investor Relations
15.01.2020 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
|Company:||LPKF Laser & Electronics Aktiengesellschaft|
|Phone:||+49 (0) 5131 7095-0|
|Fax:||+49 (0) 5131 7095-95|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange|
|EQS News ID:||953819|
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