Vi TECHNOLOGY is having 120 dedicated employees, with 5 sales and support offices together with 1 manufacturing site, to serve customers in 40 countries.




We are innovators creating state-of-the-art solutions to meet electronics’ industry SMT inspection requirements for simplicity and performance.

We help customers, big and small, original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing services, solve the challenge of inspecting efficiently PCB during assembly process.

We serve demanding markets such as Automotive, Aeronautics and Space, Defense, Industrial, Medical…

We build our sustainable growth on two pillars: Innovation and Customer satisfaction.

Accuracy and reliability are the DNA of all our metrology systems for solder paste inspection and automated optical inspection.

François Amblard is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vi TECNHOLOGY

quote Vi TECHNOLOGY is made of talented, innovative and passionate individuals that work together as a team to deliver simple high performance inspection solutions to help Customers improve yield at all stages of their production process. quote

François Amblard, Chief Executive Officer

François Amblard began his career in Silicon Valley and held various positions, from R&D to strategic planning, at KLA-TENCOR from 1987 to 1992. He holds several patents in the electrical field, in image processing. Prior to joining Vi TECHNOLOGY in 2010, as Chief Executive Officer, François worked in finance and corporate development at Neptune Technologies after several years in strategy consulting at Corporate Value Associates (CVA). He holds an MBA from INSEAD (1993) and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University (1987).



Jean-Christophe Trochet is Research and Development (R&D) Director of Vi TECNHOLOGY

quote Our team of PhDs and engineers cover numerous engineering disciplines: optics, mathematics, mechatronics, high-speed electronics, and computer science … to develop state-of-art production worthy inspection solutions. Our R&D talents share a common passion for developing innovative solutions to provide Customers with a simple and intuitive access to new technologies. Collaborative projects with European research institutes nurture this innovation.quote

Jean-Christophe Trochet,Research & Development Director

Jean-Christophe Trochet began his career in Research & Development at GENERAL ELECTRIC, and then held various senior positions in R&D and Quality in the medical industry at FRENESIUS KABI, SIEMENS and TRIXELL. Jean-Christophe joined Vi TECHNOLOGY in 2014 as R&D Director. He holds M. Sc. In Electrical Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.



Olivier Pirou is Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Vi TECNHOLOGY

quote Customers are our best ambassadors. Our operations team’s mission is to develop Customer satisfaction and loyalty. Our commitment is to deliver quality products and efficient service in a timely manner. quote

Olivier Pirou, Chief Operating Officer

Olivier Pirou began his career in the Electronics manufacturing industry, and held various positions including Global Operations Manager at SANMINA-SCI. He joined Vi TECHNOLOGY in 2004, and held several senior positions in R&D, Product Management and Marketing. Olivier became Chief Operating Officer in 2011. He holds M. Sc. in Electronics & Optronics from Grenoble Institute of Technology and an MBA from Grenoble Graduate School of Business.



1990 Company creation, by engineers from Hewlett Packard, addressing the Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) industry with Laser reworking 
station and board handling systems,
1992 Launched first in-line Pre reflow Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system for SMT smartphones 
assembly lines in Alcatel,
1999 Opened VISION INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY, INC., the American subsidiary  for sales and support in
 Richardson, Texas USA,
2000 Pioneered first AOI using synthetic models, significantly enhancing AOI reliability and SMT line First. Pass Yield (FPY),
2001 Opened VISION INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY (ASIA) PTE LTD, Asian subsidiary for sales and support in Singapore,
2002 Pioneered the closed-loop between AOI and placement machine with Fuji for Vertu and Nokia enabling zero defect line concept,
2003 Launched Vi-5000, the most accurate AOI system for SMT market,
2009 Launched 2µm pixel resolution REVEAL MEMS inspection System Series, and 7K Series Dual-lane AOI, Opened the second Asian sales and support office in Shenzhen, China,
2011 Launched “Spectro” high resolution color camera on K series machine (AOI),
2014 Pioneered the first auto-programming 3D Solder Paste Inspection machine (SPI), with PI-series,
2015 Pioneered the first SPI/AOI correlation software, with Sigma Link, Opened Vi TECHNOLOGY Gmbh, the German subsidiary for sales and support in Garchin, Munich,
2016 Launched 5K3D, new 3D inspection system for component,



Private and institutional investors are enthusiastically supporting our projects and ambitions on the long term.

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Our clients are industry leaders operating on Automotive, Aeronautics & Space, Defence, Industrial, Medical, Consumer, Electronic Manufacturing Services

They are our best ambassadors and talk about us.