LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures laser systems in Germany, Rest of Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Development, Electronics, Welding, and Solar. The Development segment offers circuit board plotters and ProtoLasers primarily for electronics developers, which cover PCB prototyping and micromaterial processing. The Electronics segment provides production systems for cutting print stencils, rigid and flexible circuit boards, ultra-thin glass, and the etching of plastic circuit carriers. The Welding segment offers systems for laser beam welding of plastic components. The Solar segment develops and produces laser scribers for the etching of thin-film solar cells and laser systems for the digital printing of functional pastes and inks. Its products are used in the electronics industry, automotive supply industry, solar industry, semiconductor industry, medical technology, research institutions, and universities. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Garbsen, Germany.