INFICON Receives R&D 100 Award for T-Guard Leak Detection Sensor

Syracuse, NY - July 13, 2010: INFICON, a worldwide leading provider of measurement and control instrumentation as well as process control software for advanced industrial vacuum processes, has received an R&D 100 Award for the T-Guard Leak Detection Sensor. The R&D 100 Awards salute the 100 most technologically significant products and processes introduced into the marketplace over the past year.

The award-winning T-Guard Leak Detection Sensor combines the sensitivity and speed of helium leak detection with the cost of pressure decay systems. Its unique design works with simple chambers at atmospheric pressure, eliminating the need for costly and complex high-vacuum chambers and pumps. T-Guard Leak Detection Sensor is a reliable alternative to pressure decay and water bath leak detection, providing up to 100 times the sensitivity with low cost of ownership and high ease of use.

For more information, contact INFICON, Two Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057-9714, +1.315.434.1100, email:,

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit

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