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Posted on March 23, 2010 by  & 
External Company Press Release

Changing sides

Elis Hirvonen strengthens the LPKF-LDS Team

LDS technology and the innovative Fusion3D laser structurer under-pin the good performance figures of the German laser specialist LPKF. Elis Hirvonen brings along a great deal of process expertise into his new LDS Product Manager job.
"We have known and respected one another for a long time now," says Nils Heininger, Vice President Business Unit PCB/MID Equipment.
Elis Hirvonen is already very familiar with LPKF. His previous job brought him into contact with the LPKF Fusion3D where he was responsible on the customer side for the system specifications, implementation and acceptance of the systems specially engineered for volume production.
Now at LPKF, he will also be responsible for the more usual product management tasks. He takes over from Thomas Nether, who can now concentrate in parallel on the UV laser cutting systems for industrial applications.
Elis Hirvonen strengthens LPKF's competence in production systems for volume production to build on last year's commercial successes and the company's big plans for LDS technology.
"The production volume for laser-structured 3D-MIDs has increased by a factor of five since last year with the launch of the Fusion3D mainly in the production of antennae for mobile phones. Continuous inquiries from the automotive and medical technology sectors highlight the enormous interest and cost-savings potential of this technology," adds Heininger.
Image: Thomas Nether (left) and Elis Hirvonen (right)

About LPKF

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG manufactures machines and laser systems used in electronics fabrication, medical technology, the automotive sector, and the production of solar cells. Around 20 percent of the workforce is engaged in research and development.
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