Schmid is an equipment manufacturer for PV and PCB industries. It was founded in 1864 as an iron foundry. Today the Schmid Group has more than 30 subsidiaries and representations worldwide. As a Schmid Group member Schmid Technology GmbH is responsible for developing laser- as well as inkjet equipment, which is used today mainly in large volume production lines of silicon solar cells. Its innovation, flexibility, and know-how made Schmid the market- and technology leader for inkjet systems in PV industry. Schmid's selective emitter technology, part of which was realized on an inkjet printer, improves the efficiency of solar cells around the world.