LPKF Laser & Electronics SE, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells laser-based solutions for the technology industry in Germany, rest of Europe, the United States, rest of North America, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, rest of Asia, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Development, Electronics, Welding, and Solar. The Development segment supplies electronic equipment for manufacturing and assembly of circuit board prototypes for public organizations, such as research institutes, universities, and schools, as well as development departments of industrial companies. The Electronics segment provides production systems for cutting print stencils and laser systems for cutting and drilling of rigid and flexible circuit boards. This segment also consists of laser induced deep etching (LIDE) technology that develops and sells laser systems for high-precision structuring of thin glass; and production of glass components through its LIDE technology. The Welding segment comprises laser systems, and thermal process monitoring and software for welding plastics; develops and sells standardized standalone and integration systems; and tailored solutions for customers. The Solar segment develops and produces laser scribers that are used in structuring thin-film solar cells for various thin-film technologies for solar cell manufacturers; and includes laser systems for the digital printing of functional pastes and inks. The company’s products are used in the electronics, automotive supply, solar, and semiconductor industries, as well as medical technology, biotechnology, research institutions, and universities. LPKF Laser & Electronics SE was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Garbsen, Germany.