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 20.00 distribution per share for 2017 from legal reserves from capital contributions
  • CHF 22.00 proposed distribution per share for 2018
  • Moving into new and larger premises for sales, application, ser- vice, and logistics in Kawasaki and Chubu, Japan
  • Launch of CONTURA S400 for food packaging industry in North America after successful launch in Europe
  • R&D 100 Finalist Award for Contura S400
  • Transpector XPR 3+ RGA integrates a new generation of miniaturized quadrupole mass spectrometer for rapid gas change monitoring
  • SPOT CDS500 featuring two measuring cells for wide range pressure measurement
  • IRwin Variants G, the world’s most compact methane analyzer with integrated gas chroma- tography for ethane analysis
  • XL3000, the world’s most powerful sniffer leak detector for H2 and Helium
  • Final Phase Systems LLC, Assets of a Software Developer, Oct 1, 2018
  • Techno-Tools Corp., Assets of a manufac- turer of hand-held leak detectors, Oct 10, 2018