SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On October 1, 2018 INFICON Inc. (SWX:IFCN), a leading supplier of vacuum instrumentation and process control software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry acquired all assets of Final Phase Systems (FPS) of Austin, Texas, USA. Founded in 2009 by Industrial Engineers from AMD/Spansion’s Fab25, FPS has grown to a team of 22 employees who will now join the INFICON organization. Together, INFICON and FPS have developed the most comprehensive Industrial Engineering Software Suite available in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. With many successful deployments in the USA and across the globe, they have a proven track record of improving capital productivity and labor efficiency. By utilizing its software and techniques, their customers have been able to realize greater than 10% improvement in overall fab efficiency. In collaboration with the international SEMI organization, Final Phase Systems has established itself as a key player in the Smart Manufacturing initiative and serves as Co-chair of SEMI’s Smart Manufacturing Americas Chapter.
“The acquisition of FPS is the latest step in INFICON's vision to provide the semiconductor and display manufacturing industries with the most advanced factory and process control tools available,” said Oliver Wyrsch, President, INFICON Inc. “The combined product offering will put INFICON in a unique position to provide the industry’s only end-to-end software solution for the fully connected Smart fab of the future.”
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 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 monitoring. 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. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit www.inficon.com.