INFICON Wins New Semi Customer

Awarded USD 2.3 Million Order

SYRACUSE, N.Y. & ZURICH, Switzerland, May 23, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- INFICON (SWX Swiss Exchange: IFCN), a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries and other industrial applications, has been awarded an order of USD 2.3 million from a major memory chip manufacturer in Taiwan for multiple in situ metrology sensors, FabGuard(R) advanced process software, and high performance leak detectors.


"We are especially pleased to win this new customer's business after a thorough competitive evaluation process," commented Lukas Winkler, president and chief executive officer of INFICON. "Our selection validates our ability to continue winning customers for INFICON leading-edge products, which offer significant productivity benefits for complex semiconductor manufacturing processes."


INFICON products included in this contract for installation in a new 300 mm fab include FabGuard(R) fault detection and control software, Stiletto(R) scanning-laser particle detectors, Transpector(R) gas analyzers, RF sensor technology, and arc detector in situ sensors.


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INFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating 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 to the air conditioning/refrigeration industries and toxic chemical analysis for the emergency response and security markets. INFICON has world-class manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe and subsidiaries in the U.S., China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit

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