Zurich, Switzerland / Syracuse, New York - Jan. 12, 2004 - INFICON Holding AG (SWX Swiss Exchange and NASDAQ: IFCN), a leading manufacturer of vacuum instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and related industries as well as other industrial applications, will issue a press release announcing its fourth-quarter and year-end results at approximately 7:00 a.m. CET/1:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 18, 2004.
A live analyst and press conference will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, in the morning of February 18, 2004. Further details and the invitations will be sent out by the end of January.
A conference call has been scheduled for 4:00 p.m. CET/10:00 a.m. EST that same day. To access the conference call, please dial +1.706.634.1033 at least 10 minutes prior to the call. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the INFICON Web site, http://www.inficon.com
On the call, Lukas Winkler, president and chief executive officer, and Peter Maier, chief financial officer, will review the financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31. In addition, management will be available for questions from the investment community.
A replay of the call will be available from 6:00 p.m. CET/12:00 p.m. EST on February 18 through 5:00 a.m. CET on February 26/11:00 p.m. EST on February 25. To access the replay, please dial +1.800.642.1687 (international callers dial +1.706.645.9291), conference ID number 4861329. An archived replay of the conference webcast also will be available on the INFICON website.
INFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative vacuum instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software for the semiconductor and related industries and other industrial applications. These analysis, measurement and control products are vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, magnetic and optical storage media and precision optics. INFICON also provides essential instrumentation for gas leak detection and toxic chemical analysis to the air conditioning/refrigeration, emergency response and industrial hygiene markets. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, INFICON has world-class manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe and worldwide offices in the U.S., China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.inficon.com.
CONTACT: INFICON Betty Ann Kram (IR), 315-434-1122 BettyAnn.Kram@inficon.com
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