INFICON was formed in June 2000 from the instrumentation businesses of three well-known international vacuum technology companies merged in 1996 under the Swiss company OC Oerlikon (formerly known as Unaxis). Our initial public offering was November 9, 2000, both on SIX Swiss Exchange and NASDAQ. In 2005, INFICON delisted its stock from NASDAQ. INFICON started to pay out dividends in 2006.



  • CHF 4.00 dividend payment per share for 2009
  • Micro GC product line from Agilent Technologies Inc.
  • Cumulative Helium Leak detection (CHLD) technology from Pernicka Corporation 
  • China sales and service expansion
  • T-Guard was awarded an R&D 100 Award as well as a 2010 Good Design Award
  • CMS 5000 Water and Air Quality Monitoring
  • IC 6 Thin Film Deposition Controller
  • PCG Pirani Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge product family