INFICON Awarded GSA Supply Contract

GSA Acquisition Services Facilitate U.S. Government Procurement of INFICON HAPSITE Chemical Identification Systems (GC/MS) for On-Site Risk Analysis and Emergency Response

Syracuse NY/Zurich, Switzerland - November 29, 2006 - INFICON (SWX Swiss Exchange: IFCN) INFICON, a global leader in advanced instrumentation designed for fast, on-site detection of chemical warfare agents and other industrial applications, today announced that it has signed a contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) to supply its full array of field-portable, HAPSITE chemical identification systems, services and support to the U.S. Government. The contract continues a long-term business relationship between INFICON and the U.S. military and other government agencies.

The complete line of INFICON HAPSITE gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) systems for immediate and on-site identification and analysis of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in air, soil or water, including specialized accessories, training, maintenance, and application support, will be available to the federal government and other entities entitled to purchase products and services off the GSA Schedule, Contract No. GS-07F-0067T.

"We look forward to our partnership with GSA, as we know it will streamline the federal procurement process for both government purchasers and suppliers," said Lukas Winkler, president and CEO of INFICON. "Our HAPSITE instruments are highly valuable in providing verifiable data for rapid decision-making in the field. They are in active service with numerous armed forces worldwide. This new relationship supports our focus on supplying products that enable the federal government to better serve and protect."

Products and ordering information on the INFICON GSA contract are also available on GSA's online ordering system, GSAAdvantage! (

The GSA, the U.S. Government's premier acquisition agency, helps other federal government agencies better serve the public by negotiating on their behalf to provide the best value on products and services. A rigorous evaluation process, including customer satisfaction on product quality, delivery, business relations and responsiveness, and customer support, is conducted by the GSA before awarding a contract. Although not a federal endorsement, the GSA seeks to provide agencies with innovative solutions and services, so they can concentrate on their core missions.

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. With executive offices in Syracuse, New York, 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

HAPSITE is a registered trademark of INFICON.
INFICON Awarded GSA Supply Contract
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