Orbotech Receives Multiple Orders From Leading Touch Screen Makers For Laser Direct Imaging Systems

ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ/GSM SYMBOL: ORBK) today announced the receipt of multiple orders from leading touch screen manufacturers in Asia Pacific, including Taiwan, China and Korea, for its Orbotech LDI™ 150 laser direct imaging (“LDI”) system.

Orbotech’s LDI systems are used to enable the mass production of One Glass Solution (“OGS”) sensors on routed cover glass, a cutting-edge touch screen application that is lighter, thinner, less expensive and more reliable than existing (multilayer) glass-based touch sensors.

“We have received very positive responses to our introduction of a number of first-ever technologies designed for the touch screen industry’s most advanced manufacturing requirements” said Mr. Richard Klapholz, Corporate Vice President at Orbotech Ltd. “Many leading touch screen makers have adopted Orbotech LDI to enable the exposure of multiple OGS sensors in a single array. Because LDI is required at different stages throughout the manufacturing process, several LDI systems are deployed in each production line, imaging hundreds of thousands of glasses per month with high yield. This is a major breakthrough in mass production capabilities, allowing our customers to overcome the limitations of conventional techniques and achieve greater operational efficiency.”

Traditionally, touch screen makers producing OGS designs have had to trade-off between cover glass strength and production volume. Orbotech’s LDI systems have now rendered this a thing of the past. Leveraging more than 20 years of experience and leadership in scaling algorithms for complex applications, this system features unique image acquisition and data processing capabilities which ensure the precise and high speed imaging of multiple sensors simultaneously. Separate glasses can be placed on a single jig, while the system automatically compensates for inaccuracies in the location of each glass and then images all of the glasses in a single array. In addition, the jig can be utilized by existing production equipment in subsequent process steps.

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