YAVNE, Israel, Jan. 14, 2016 — Orbotech Ltd. said it has received an order for seven of its Emerald UV laser drilling systems from a Japanese manufacturer of ceramic-based electronic components and systems. Financial terms of the purchase order were not disclosed. The customer, which was not named, produces technology for applications including mobile phones, home appliances, automotive systems and health care devices. The customer will use the Emerald systems to drill via openings in multilayer ceramic-based integrated circuit substrates for next-generation applications. Ceramic packaging is often used for very small form factor devices and to ensure radio frequency performance support, Orbotech said. The small size and the stringent performance requirements of ceramic designs demand a system that is able to drill extremely small via holes consistently and accurately.