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Leading Japanese Electronics Manufacturer Orders Orbotech Direct Imaging Solutions Totaling $5 Million
14.03.17

Leading Japanese electronics manufacturer chooses Orbotech DI solutions to further advance their technological edge

YAVNE, ISRAEL, MARCH 14, 2017 | ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ: ORBK), a leading provider of process innovation technologies, solutions and equipment enabling the transformation of the global electronics manufacturing industry, today announced that a major Japanese electronics manufacturer with worldwide facilities, placed a $5 million order of multiple direct imaging (DI) solutions for solder mask and other solutions. The Orbotech solutions were adapted to meet the customer’s specific manufacturing requirements for smart mobile devices.

Following extensive testing in late 2016 and strong collaboration between Orbotech and its customer, Orbotech received an order for multiple direct imaging solutions to address the technological challenges involved in manufacturing next generation smart mobile devices. Orbotech installed the Paragon™ Ultra delivering superior imaging accuracy and yields for the industry’s most complex IC substrates. In addition, the Nuvogo™ 1000R, Orbotech’s large-format DI solution, was also installed enabling consistent high-quality DI for both patterning and solder mask at unmatched speed and yield.

“Our customer had specific demands regarding production standards and specifications that presented unique challenges,” stated Mr. Yair Alcobi, President of Orbotech Asia East. “In addition to our systems’ high throughput and extreme accuracy, Orbotech succeeded in customizing features to satisfy the specific requirements of a number of advanced applications.”

About Paragon™ Ultra

Featuring the leading-edge performance of Orbotech’s Large Scan Optics (LSO) Technology™, Paragon™ Ultra Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) systems deliver the highest imaging accuracy and yields for today’s most complex IC substrate applications including Flip-Chip BGA, Flip-Chip CSP, BGA/CSP and modules manufacturing. The Paragon Ultra line provides fast throughput using enhanced electronics and a powerful laser system and provides exceptional results on both conventional UV and LDI resists.

About Nuvogo™ 1000R

Nuvogo™ 1000R is a member of the Orbotech Nuvogo family of industry-leading Direct Imaging (DI) solutions. Utilizing a high-power laser and unique MultiWave Laser Technology™, the Nuvogo 1000R provides maximum flexibility on a wide range of materials and applications. Incorporating Orbotech’s field-proven Large Scan Optics (LSO) Technology™ with its high depth-of-focus, the Nuvogo 1000R is a perfect match for flex patterning and solder mask applications that demand fine structures on variating topography. This powerful system is designed for fast throughput while maintaining optimal quality.

About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) is a global innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated consumer and industrial products throughout the electronics and adjacent industries. The Company is a leading provider of yield enhancement, and production solutions for electronics reading, writing and connecting, used by manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays, advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), LED, high speed RF on GaAs, power management device and other electronic components. Today, virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using Orbotech systems. For more information, visit www.orbotech.com

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Director of Investor Relations

Tel: +972-8-942-3582

Investor.relations@orbotech.com

Tally Kaplan Porat

Director of Corporate Marketing

Tel: +972-8-942-3603

Tally-Ka@orbotech.com






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