|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Industry:||Scientific & Technical Instruments|
|Orbotech was incorporated in Israel on February 8, 1981. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and production solutions for the supply chain of the electronics industry. Its products include automated optical inspection, automated optical repair, imaging and production systems used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards and other electronic components and AOI, test, repair and process monitoring systems used in the manufacture of flat panel displays. The Company also markets computer-aided manufacturing and engineering solutions for PCB production. In addition, through Orbograph Ltd., the Company develops and markets character recognition solutions to banks, financial and other payment processing institutions; and, through Orbotech LT Solar, LLC, is engaged in the research, development and marketing of products for the deposition of anti-reflective coating on crystalline silicon photovoltaic wafers for solar energy panels. The Company is continuing to develop technologies for use in other applications both within and outside the electronics industry. Its AOI systems use Orbotech’s proprietary machine vision, electro-optics, precision mechanics, artificial intelligence, and imaging technology to automatically detect flaws and defects in products being manufactured or assembled by its customers. The Company’s manufacturing activities for systems consist mainly of the assembly and testing of component and subassemblies that are acquired from third party vendors and subcontractors, and then integrated into a finished system. It competes with a number of small, independent suppliers or small business units of large companies which supply solutions for specific, and in many cases, single applications.|
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