INFICON Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2004 Results

SYRACUSE, N.Y. & ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2005--INFICON (SWX:IFCN)(NASDAQ:IFCN), a leading manufacturer of vacuum instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries and other industrial applications, will issue a press release announcing its fourth-quarter and year-end 2004 results at approximately 7:00 a.m. CET/1:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 17, 2005. A conference call has been scheduled for 04:00 p.m./10:00 a.m. ET 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 Website,


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 the financial year ended December 31, 2004. In addition, management will be available for questions from the investment community.


A replay of the call will be available from 7:00 p.m. CET/1:00 p.m. ET on February 17 through 5:59 a.m. February 25 CET/11:59 p.m. ET on February 24. To access the replay, please dial +1.800.642.1687 (international callers dial +1.706.645.9291), conference ID number 3453599. An archived replay of the conference webcast also will be available on the INFICON Web site.


INFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative vacuum instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries and other industrial applications. This 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


This press release and oral statements or other written statements made, or to be made, by us contain forward-looking statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts. Forward looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may", "believe", "will", "expect", "project", "assume", "estimate", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "resumes", "opportunity," "potential", "outlook", "forecast" or "guidance." These forward-looking statements address, among other things, our strategic objectives, trends in vacuum technology and in the industries that employ vacuum instrumentation, such as the semiconductor and related industries and the anticipated effects of these trends on our business. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of our management and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect our current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. Some of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for fiscal 2003 and the Company's reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission during 2004. As a consequence, our current and anticipated plans and our future prospects, results of operations and financial condition may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of our company. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Corporate Contact
BettyAnn Kram, 315-434-1122
European Contact
sensus pr GmbH
Bernhard Schweizer
+41 43 366 55 11
North American Contact
Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.
Jody Burfening/Harriet Fried

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