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China Orders On-Site Chemical Identification Systems

December 18, 2007

INFICON receives multi-million dollar HAPSITE order from State Environmental Protection Administration of China.


SYRACUSE, NY & ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INFICON (SWX Swiss Exchange: IFCN), a global leader in advanced instrumentation designed for fast, on-site detection of toxic chemicals and for instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and other industries, has received an order from the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of the People's Republic of China for its HAPSITE Chemical Identification System. Commencing in the first quarter of 2008, INFICON will ship 38 HAPSITEs and accessories to SEPA for environmental monitoring in major provinces and cities throughout China.

Lukas Winkler, president and chief executive officer, commented, "This significant new order from SEPA illustrates the effectiveness of HAPSITE for important environmental applications and our continuing momentum in this marketplace. Its superior performance exceeded other products' in a highly competitive process. We are pleased to support SEPA in carrying out its mission of ecological conservation and pollution prevention."

HAPSITE chemical identification system, a fully man-portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), was developed using INFICON expertise in gas-sensing and vacuum technology. It provides fast, on-scene detection and analysis of toxic chemicals in air, soil and water, confirming the presence of chemical threats in high-risk situations. The company has sold these products to U.S. and other military organizations worldwide, state and city governments, and to private and public sector customers for emergency response, security, industrial hygiene and other environmental applications.

About 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.


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