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 our 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 health and safety.
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.
A pure play in vacuum sensor technology serving attractive growth markets
Dominant positions as #1 or #2 in all addressed markets
Global presence with sales and service in the US, Europe, and Asia
Strategic focus: organic growth, profitability, and technology leadership
Targeting highly specialized technology markets with attractive growth prospects
Solid balance sheet – no long-term debt
Substantial amounts of free cash flow generated every year
Healthy gross profit margins as a result of an excellent market position and effective design for manufacturability
Attractive shareholder dividend program
INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance the productivity and quality of sophisticated vacuum processes in highly specialized markets. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration/automotive manufacturing. They are vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for flat panel displays, solar cells, magnetic and optical storage media, scientific and consumer optics, and architectural glass coatings. Other industrial users of our vacuum technology include the life sciences, research, aerospace, food packaging, heat treating, sterilization, alternative energy, utilities, 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.as well as instruments for energy and petrochemical applications.
INFICON is legally domiciled in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, and has subsidiary operations in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Finland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Hong Kong, Sweden, and India.
INFICON shares trade on SIX Swiss Exchange under the ticker symbol “IFCN”.
INFICON’s initial public offering took place on November 9, 2000.
1,736,000 common shares and American Depository Shares (ADSs), with each ADS representing one-tenth of one common share, were priced at 225 Swiss francs (CHF) per common share and $12.66 per ADS.
INFICON was incorporated in Switzerland in 2000.
INFICON’s fiscal year ends on December 31.
Q1: January 1 – March 31
Q2: April 1– June 30
Q3: July 1 – September 30
Q4: October 1 – December 31
INFICON implemented a dividend program in May 2006. Under the company’s program, the Board of Directors, with the approval of shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting, determines on an annual basis whether to pay a dividend and the amount to be paid. The following amounts were paid for fiscal year
2005: CHF 5.00
2006: CHF 6.00
2007: CHF 8.00
2008: CHF 6.00
2009: CHF 4.00
2010: CHF 10.00
2011: CHF 14.00
2012: CHF 16.00
2013: CHF 14.00
2014: CHF 15.00
2015: CHF 13.00
2016: CHF 16.00
2017: CHF 20.00
2018: CHF 22.00
2019: CHF 18.00
2020: CHF 16.00
No. INFICON does not currently offer a Direct Stock Purchase Plan.
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INFICON HOLDING AG
Hintergasse 15 B
7310 Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
+ 41 81 300 4980
INFICON voluntarily delisted its American Depositary Shares underlying American Depositary Receipts (ADR) from the Nasdaq Global Market and terminated its ADR program in March 2005.