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INFICON Acquires Final Phase Systems

End-to-end Software Solution for Fully Connected Smart Fab of the

SYRACUSE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FinalPhaseSystems–On October 1, 2018 INFICON
(SWX:IFCN), a leading supplier of vacuum instrumentation and
process control software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry
acquired all assets of Final
Phase Systems (FPS)
of Austin, Texas, USA. Founded in 2009 by
Industrial Engineers from AMD/Spansion’s Fab25, FPS has grown to a team
of 22 employees who will now join the INFICON organization. Together,
INFICON and FPS have developed the most comprehensive Industrial
Engineering Software Suite available in the semiconductor manufacturing
industry. With many successful deployments in the USA and across the
globe, they have a proven track record of improving capital productivity
and labor efficiency. By utilizing its software and techniques, their
customers have been able to realize greater than 10% improvement in
overall fab efficiency. In collaboration with the international SEMI
organization, Final Phase Systems has established itself as a key player
in the Smart Manufacturing initiative and serves as Co-chair of SEMI’s
Smart Manufacturing Americas Chapter.

“The acquisition of FPS is the latest step in INFICON's vision to
provide the semiconductor and display manufacturing industries with the
most advanced factory and process control tools available,” said Oliver
Wyrsch, President, INFICON Inc. “The combined product offering will put
INFICON in a unique position to provide the industry’s only end-to-end
software solution for the fully connected Smart fab of the future.”

For more information, contact INFICON, Two Technology Place, East
Syracuse, NY 13057-9714, +1.315.434.1100, email: [email protected],


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, 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 www.inficon.com.


Naomi Kissel-Johns, +1-315-434-1234
Communications Manager
[email protected]