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 13.00 distribution per share for 2015 from legal reserves from capital contributions
  • CHF 16.00 proposed distribution per share for 2016 from legal reserves from capital contributions
  • InstruTech, Inc. Assets of vacuum process specialist, Feb 1, 2016
  • Chief Sales Officer hired; focus on growth and sales excellence
  • Technology Day for Analysts, Investors and Media, Nov 9, 2016, in Balzers/FL
  • Launched rollout for fully integrated CRM system 
  • Micro GC Fusion® 4-Module System Gas Analyzer
  • UL3000Fab Leak Detector finalized and launched
  • Expansion of IRwin® Methane Leak Detector family with IRwin SX* range intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • INFICON Porter™ CDG020D Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge for Ultra High Purity Applications