INFICON Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Innovation

East Syracuse, New York, USA — January 6, 2020: INFICON is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a developer and manufacturer of world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement and control. Since 1969, INFICON has been part of the worldwide high-technology community and a leading provider of innovative instrumentation that provides proven answers to demanding customer requirements.

“INFICON’s journey over the past 50 years is founded on a deep desire to develop the solutions our customers need to be successful,” said Lukas Winkler, President and CEO. “Whether maximizing processes, ensuring safety, or assuring quality, INFICON products have been at the forefront of innovation and continue to raise the bar on what technology can be asked to do.” 

In 1969, INFICON introduced the first solid state halogen leak detector for quality assurance on the production line. Since then, INFICON has succeeded as a leader in gas analysis, measurement and control for the semiconductor, vacuum coating, security, energy, air conditioning / heating / refrigeration, automotive, public utility, petrochemical, research and development, and other global and diverse markets. To address these many markets, the company’s product portfolio includes residual gas analyzers and gas analysis systems; thin film deposition controllers, monitors and accessories; intelligent manufacturing software; chemical identification systems; leak detectors, and vacuum gauges. 

Celebrations were held throughout the INFICON worldwide organization in the final months of 2019, beginning at the company’s first location in East Syracuse, NY. As the company continues to celebrate its 50-year journey, the emphasis for INFICON is always on what’s next. “We honor the past and the incredible foundation it has provided, but recognize that the future comes quickly. Our greatest strength is our dedicated employees who continue to be inspired to bring world-class, forward-thinking solutions to our customers so they can realize their own visions for success.” 

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 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, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit

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