INFICON is a leading provider of innovative measuring equipment, sensor technologies for critical processes and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes in highly specialised sectors. These products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration technology and automotive manufacturing. They are also vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductor chips and thin film coatings (e.g. for flat panel displays, solar cells, magnetic and optical storage media, visual and decorative coatings and architectural glass). Other application areas for our vacuum technologies include the life sciences, research, aerospace engineering, food packaging, heat treatment, sterilisation and laser cutting. INFICON also uses its expertise to provide unique products for the analysis of toxic chemicals.