EANS-News: LPKF: Record demand for laser systems for cutting printed circuit boards

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Garbsen, 19 June 2012 - The special mechanical
engineering company LPKF reports a significant upswing in the demand for laser systems for cutting printed circuit boards. Incoming orders for this product line have already reached a level above EUR 10 million after only five months -sales of these products in the whole of the 2011 financial year were only around EUR 6 million. The clients include big-name international electronics groups.

"We continue to succeed on a regular basis in replacing conventional product methods with our laser technology," says Dr. Ingo Bretthauer, CEO of LPKF AG. The UV laser cutting systems enable single printed circuit boards to be cut extremely precisely and in any shape from a larger multi-image board. The technology requires no mechanical tools or complex clamping systems. The cutting channel can also be right at the edge of the board because the high precision technology does not harm tracks or components.

With the system families LPKF MicroLine 6000 and LPKF MicroLine 1000, LPKF delivers concepts for industrial mass production, as well as production requiring very high variability.

The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the details of the orders.

About LPKF
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG specializes in the production of laser systems for micro-material processing, where it enjoys world leadership in several segments. The company was established in 1976. Its headquarters are in Garbsen near Hannover/Germany. The company is active around the world with subsidiaries and agency offices. LPKF has around 620 employees. The shares in LPKF Laser & Electronics AG are listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN 0006450000).

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company: LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
Osteriede 7
D-30827 Garbsen
phone: +49(0)5131 7095 1382
FAX: +49(0)5131 7095 90
mail: investorrelations@lpkf.com
WWW: http://www.lpkf.de
sector: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN: DE0006450000
indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt language: English

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LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
Bettina Schäfer, Investor Relations Manager (CIRO)
Tel: (05131) 7095-1382