YAVNE, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORBK) today announced the recent establishment of an Advisory Board, comprised of leading experts and strategic thinkers from throughout the electronics industry and related fields. The Advisory Board will provide practical guidance, insights and validation regarding the strategic plans and business development priorities of the Company.
“We are honored to welcome this prestigious group of industry professionals as inaugural members of our Advisory Board”, stated Mr. Asher Levy, Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd. He added: “The Advisory Board will serve as a key pillar in supporting Orbotech’s strategic planning; and the members’ highly impressive collective knowledge and experience will be invaluable in assisting us to gain a deeper, multi-faceted understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges of the electronics industry value chain and in determining how best to leverage Orbotech’s global capabilities to address these for continued success.”
As one of the foremost innovators of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated consumer and industrial products, Orbotech is intently focused on further strengthening its leadership position as the industry’s most sought-after provider of essential micro manufacturing solutions for electronics reading, writing and connecting. Bringing external perspectives to complement Orbotech’s own vision and views on its environment and key issues, the Advisory Board will help to facilitate the Company’s next stage of growth following its recent major acquisition of SPTS Technologies Group Ltd.
Orbotech’s Advisory Board members:
- Dr. Alain Harrus - CEO of Kateeva; former CTO of Novellus Systems and Partner at Crosslink Capital
- Dr. Choon Heung Lee - Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Amkor Technology
- Dr. Davor Sutija - CEO of Thin Film Electronics ASA
- Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger - Executive Emeritus, IBM and presently affiliated with MIT
- Mr. Jean-Christophe Eloy - CEO of Yole Développement
- Dr. Peter R. Hanley - Former President of Novellus Systems
- Prof. Rao R. Tummala - Director, 3D Systems Packaging Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Prof. Ryoichi Ishihara - Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORBK) is a global innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated consumer and industrial products throughout the electronics and adjacent industries. The Company is a leading provider of yield enhancement and production solutions for electronics reading, writing and connecting, used by manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays, advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems and other electronic components. Today, virtually every electronic device is produced using Orbotech technology. For more information visit www.orbotech.com.
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