INFICON Receives USD 1.2 Million Follow-on Order for FabGuard and In Situ Sensors

Demonstrates On-going Demand for Semiconductor Process Analysis Products

SYRACUSE, N.Y. & ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 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 received a $1.2 million follow-on order from a leading chip producer and long-term customer in Taiwan for FabGuard process diagnostic software and in situ sensors. INFICON was chosen through a highly competitive process for its technically superior sensors, software capability, and semiconductor process and equipment expertise in fault detection and analysis by this major contract manufacturer of specialized, advanced integrated circuits.


Lukas Winkler, president and chief executive officer, commented, "The order reflects the continuing demand we are seeing for our products and technologies that deliver substantial process improvements and cost-savings in semiconductor manufacturing. FabGuard and INFICON in situ sensors provide a powerful set of analysis tools for optimizing the performance of wafer processing equipment. We are gratified by our customer's continuing confidence in INFICON. "


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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Betty Ann Kram, Director of Global Communications
European Contact
sensus pr GmbH
Bernhard Schweizer, +41.43.366.5511


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