CSI Sud-Ouest, Groupe Cimulec First French PCB Supplier with Aeronautical Certification to Inspect with Orbotech Fusion™ AOI System

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Fusion™ automated optical inspection (AOI) system significantly reduces scrapped panels and improves production process for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer in France.

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“The Orbotech Fusion system has enabled us to significantly reduce the level of scrapped panels and improve our inspection process overall,” said Mr. Eric de Ponthaud, General Manager of CSI Sud-Ouest.

Orbotech S.A., the European subsidiary of Orbotech Ltd., a leading global provider of yield-enhancing and production solutions for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and IC substrates, today announced that CSI Sud-Ouest, a Groupe Cimulec company, has invested in a Fusion™ 22 automated optical inspection (AOI) system for use in its printed circuit board production facility in Toulouse, France.

CSI Sud-Ouest is the first French customer of Orbotech in possession of the aeronautical certification EN 9100 to purchase a Fusion AOI system.

“Several factors have influenced our decision to increase the efficiency of our operation through the acquisition of more advanced AOI capabilities. This includes new materials with lower contrast and higher density boards that need more specialized treatment, while achieving maximum elimination of false alarms and a more functional user interface,” said Mr. Eric de Ponthaud, General Manager of CSI Sud-Ouest. “The Orbotech Fusion system has enabled us to significantly reduce the level of scrapped panels and improve our inspection process overall.”

“Bringing greater efficiency to the PCB inspection cycle is a hallmark of our Fusion AOI platform,” said Hadar Himmelman, President of Orbotech West. “We are pleased to be able to deliver to CSI Sud-Ouest the advanced defect detection and throughput capabilities needed to meet their evolving production requirements.”

About CSI Sud-Ouest, Groupe Cimulec

A company of Groupe Cimulec, CSI Sud-Ouest has over 35 years of experience and proven quality in the production of printed circuit boards. Its strategy focuses on innovation and the acquisition of the highest quality equipment. CSI Sud-Ouest offers complete control from double-sided to the highest technology circuits. Its products include multi-layers, flex-rigid, hyper frequency, high density circuits, specialty printed circuit boards, a mix of various technologies and special demands. For more information, please visit http://www.cimulecgroup.com/en/le-groupe-cimulec/csi.php.

About Orbotech Ltd.

Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ/GSM: ORBK) has been at the cutting edge of the electronics industry supply chain, as an innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated consumer and industrial products, for over 30 years. The Company is a leading provider of yield-enhancing and production solutions, primarily for manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays and other electronic components. Today, virtually every electronic device is produced using Orbotech technology. The Company also applies its core expertise and resources in other advanced technology areas, including character recognition for check and forms processing and solar photovoltaic manufacturing. Headquartered in Israel and operating from multiple locations internationally, Orbotech’s highly talented and inter-disciplinary professionals design, manufacture, sell and service the Company’s end-to-end portfolio of solutions for the benefit of customers the world over. For more information please see the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) at http://www.sec.gov. and visit the Company’s corporate website at http://www.orbotech.com. The corporate website is not incorporated herein by reference and is included as an inactive textual reference only.

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