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Camtek logs CMOS image sensor inspection unit orders

February 15, 2011 -- Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq:CAMT; TASE:CAMT) received an order for multiple wafer inspection systems from one of the world's largest manufacturers of CMOS image sensors (CIS).

The order includes multiple Falcon systems for 2D inspection. The systems are expected to be installed during the first quarter of 2011.

"Camtek's inspection systems for CMOS image sensor (CIS) devices...provide a Sub-resolution Detection feature and coverage of a range of CIS process defects, including Color Filter Array (CFA) process control, and thus enable the most reliable detection of critical defects in the image sensor array at a significantly higher throughput," commented Roy Porat, Camtek's CEO.

The CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) sector is an important market for Camtek's back-end inspection business. Increasing global demand for camera-embedded hand-held devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, as well as the growing use of cameras in the automotive industry, fuels this sector.

As cameras trend to using CIS with bigger arrays and higher resolutions, more inspection is needed. For example, cameras with 3 megapixels are sample inspected while cameras of 5 megapixels or greater tend to be 100% inspected. "We are expecting additional multiple orders from this strategic customer during 2011," added Mr. Porat.

Camtek Ltd provides automated solutions for semiconductors and Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and IC substrates. Learn more at

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