INFICON Expects Higher Q4 2009 Results

  • Sales expected in the range of USD 55 to 59 million
  • Income from operations in the range of USD 6 to 8 million
  • Publication of full financial results on March 4, 2010

Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, January 14, 2010. INFICON (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN) expects higher than previously communicated sales and income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2009.

INFICON had expected the last quarter of the year to be similar to its third quarter results 2009. In the previous quarter INFICON achieved sales of USD 46 million and income from operations of USD 3 million. Preliminary figures now indicate sales to be in the range of USD 55 to 59 million and income from operations between USD 6 to 8 million. This improvement is mainly attributable to higher sales to both semiconductor OEMs and end users in the Specific Vacuum Process Industries and to higher activity in the General Vacuum Processes market. Consequently expectations for the full year 2009 are about USD 178 to 182 million of sales and operating income of about USD 3 to 5 million.

Publication of full financial results on March 4, 2010 - Media/Analyst Conference
INFICON will discuss further details and present its financial results for the fourth quarter as well as the full financial year 2009 in a press release that will be issued internationally at 07.00 a.m. CET on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Executive management will also review the financial results for the fourth quarter and the financial year ended December 31, 2009 at a joint Media/Analyst Conference in Zurich/Switzerland.

The English-speaking Media/Analyst conference will take place on
Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 09.30 a.m. CET
Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42
8001 Zurich

International Webcast
The presentations at the Media/Analyst Conference will be recorded and an archived version will be posted with accompanying visuals in the Investors section of the INFICON website later that day.

Please sign up for the live Zurich Media/Analyst conference by returning the attached registration form by March 1, 2010 to Sensus Investor & Public Relations, Bederstrasse 51, CH-8002 Zurich; Fax +41 (0)43 366 55 12;

E-mail Alerts
To automatically receive notification via e-mail of the latest financial information from INFICON, sign up for e-mail Alert in the Investors section of the INFICON website.

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, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, 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

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 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. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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