INFICON Awarded USD 3 Million Multi-Year Leak Detector Contract

Major U.S. Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer Chooses UL5000s for Quality Control

SYRACUSE, N.Y. & ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2007--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 a contract valued at USD 3 million from a major U.S. semiconductor equipment manufacturer for its UL5000 Helium Leak Detectors. Deliveries are expected to begin this quarter and will continue through 2010.


Lukas Winkler, president and chief executive officer of INFICON, commented, "This multi-year contract demonstrates the confidence our customers have in INFICON and our market-leading products. After a competitive evaluation process, this long-time customer again chose INFICON helium leak detectors for quality testing in the manufacture of components and systems. The next-generation UL5000 replaces INFICON equipment currently in use and replaces other manufacturers' units with INFICON high-performance leak detectors, expanding our presence in this important market."


The INFICON UL5000 Helium Leak Detector is designed to meet the most critical and demanding leak detection applications for testing the integrity of large vacuum chambers and components. Featuring INFICON proprietary software algorithms I-CAL and Hydro-S in a field-proven system design, the UL5000 provides the testing flexibility, high sensitivity, and quick accurate results needed to optimize productivity in manufacturing.


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


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. 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 for fiscal 2005. 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.


BettyAnn Kram, +1.315.434.1122
Director of Global Communications
sensus pr GmbH
Bernhard Schweizer, +41.43.366.5511


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