INFICON - Identify Chemical Threats Quickly to Help Make the Right Decision - FAST

Syracuse, NY­ — HAPSITE® Smart Chemicalentification System provides positiveentification of organic chemicals with the highest degree of accuracy of any available analytical technique, presenting results when and where they are needed. HAPSITE is the only person-portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) designed for on-scene detection,entification and quantitation of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and chemical warfare agents (CWAs). With HAPSITE Smart, users get the confirmatory results quickly and on-site that are necessary to make critical decisions affecting life, health, safety and the mission.The easy to use HAPSITE is rugged, weatherproof and easily decontaminated.  It operates on a rechargeable battery for field use or from a 24-volt power source when external power is available.  HAPSITE records sample data with a date/time stamp and the built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) allows HAPSITE to record latitude and longitude data from the sampling location.HAZMAT response teams and military units have proven the ruggedness of HAPSITE and its benefits for urban and battlefield use worldwide. Specially designed to withstand harsh conditions, HAPSITE has also been approved for use by U.S. and NATO militaries.HAPSITE Smart is a powerful, truly portable analytical tool available for field use.  An operator can simply power up the instrument to enable the appropriate pre-programmed method, and with the push of a single button, begin sample acquisition.  Complete analytical results, including compound/hazardentification and quantitative results are displayed on a bright, clearly visible screen in daylight or darkness.  To help responders make critical decisions fast, a built-in NIOSH database provides exposure limits for compoundsentified.  When coupled with a rugged wireless laptop computer, HAPSITE allows for customized method building and remote operation.The optional HAPSITE Smart Headspace Sampling System and HAPSITE Smart SituProbeTM extend the capabilities of HAPSITE Smart Chemicalentification System to provide highly accurate, on-scene analysis of VOCs in soil or water. Both are controlled through the HAPSITE Smart GC/MS user interface and are ready to analyze in minutes.  Their rapid throughput means no time is lost waiting for reports, enabling immediate decision-making and response, if required.  The systems provide results equivalent to running samples in a laboratory, but within minutes and without leaving the site.  This virtually eliminates chain-of-custody and sample-contamination/degradation problems.  HAPSITE Smart Headspace Sampling System and HAPSITE Smart SituProbe are well suited for water source protection, emergency response, groundwater remediation, storm water monitoring and compliance screening.For more information, contact INFICON, Two Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY  13057-9714, +1.315.434.1100, email: reachus@inficon.com, http://www.inficon.com.About INFICONINFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software for the semiconductor, vacuum coating, and general vacuum process industries. These analysis, measurement and control products are vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, magnetic and optical storage media and precision optics. INFICON also provides essential instrumentation for gas leak detection to the air conditioning/refrigeration industries and toxic chemical analysis for the emergency response and security markets. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, INFICON has world- manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe and worldwide offices in the U.S., China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. INFICON is a publicly listed company, registered with the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX).  For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.inficon.com.Contact: Betty Ann Kram Director of Corporate Communications and Investor RelationsPhone: 315-434-1222E-mail: BettyAnn.Kram@inficon.com