LPKF Laser & Electronics AG engages in the development of systems and process solutions for printed circuit board technology and microelectronics. It operates through the following segments: Electronics Development Equipment, Electronics Production Equipment, Other Production Equipment, and Other. The Electronics Development Equipment segment involves the enhancement, production, and marketing of circuit board plotters for the world market. The Electronics Production Equipment segment comprises three product lines: Laser-Direct-Structuring, Stencil Lasers and Printed Circuit Board Production lasers. The Other Production Equipment segment develops and sells laser systems for welding plastic components as well as laser systems for structuring thin film solar cells. The Other segment comprises of production services carried out on the machines on behalf of the customers. The company was founded by JÃ¼rgen Seebach, Klaus Barke, Klaus SÃ¼lter, and Bernd Hildebrandt in 1976 and is headquartered in Garbsen, Germany.