LPKF Laser & Electronics AG engages in the provision of laser-based solutions for the technology industry. It operates through the following segments: Electronics, Development, Welding, Solar, and Other. The Electronics segment refers to the production systems for cutting print stencils, circuit boards, thin glass, and the etching of plastic circuit carriers. The Development segment includes circuit board plotters and ProtoLasers, primarily for electronics developers. The Welding segment comprises 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. The company was founded by JÃ¼rgen Seebach, Klaus Barke, Klaus SÃ¼lter, and Bernd Hildebrandt in 1976 and is headquartered in Garbsen, Germany.