The LPKF Group announced that based on preliminary figures it achieved year-on-year revenue growth of 39% to EUR 70 million in the first half of 2013. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) after six months are expected to come in at EUR 15 million, which would represent an EBIT margin of 22%.
PCB prototyping specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced an interactive website feature that helps those interested in in-house PCB prototyping learn which equipment would best fit their electrical engineering applications.
Laser Direct Structuring (LDS), a process patented by LPKF, is increasingly used in the manufacturing of complex antennas for mobile phones or tablet PCs. As the popularity of this technology increases, so has the number of infringements on this patent, which grants the laser technology specialist LPKF exclusive rights to the LDS process.
LPKF is one of the leading global suppliers of laser welding systems for plastics. This product area has been growing rapidly for a number of years. Revenue growth was hindered recently due to capacity bottlenecks at the location of Erlangen.This week the board of directors of the LPKF Group sealed the planned move to a new production and office building by signing a purchase contract. At around 10,000 m² the new premises in Fürth is more than twice as big as the previous location and offers further potential for expansion.
Attendees of the 2013 International Microwave Symposium (IEEE MTT-S) Exhibition will have the opportunity to see printed circuit boards made live and in-person by visiting LPKF Laser & Electronics in booth 2215. The in-house rapid PCB prototyping specialist has announced that they will be demonstrating two PCB prototyping systems at the exhibition, which takes place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., June 4-6.
LPKF has announced its newest instructional webinar, 3D Circuitry on Thermoplastics: Creating Molded Interconnect Devices with Laser Direct Structuring. This original presentation will be broadcast live on Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 am PDT (2:00 EDT).