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Publication Date: 07/1/2007
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Inficon Acquires Maxtek Inc.
Syracuse, NY — Inficon (SWX Swiss Exchange: IFCN), a manufacturer of instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries and other industrial applications, has acquired the assets of Maxtek Inc., a developer and manufacturer of innovative thin film deposition measurement and Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) measurement instruments and accessories. The acquisition further strengthens the company's position for measurement and control products in the optical coating market.

"Our acquisition of Maxtek is a strategic addition to Inficon's existing product portfolio," Lukas Winkler, president and chief executive officer, commented. "We will continue to offer the high quality Maxtek instruments customers rely on. Maxtek's strong reputation and its products complement Inficon instruments, enabling us to provide a more complete product range for thin film coating processes which are vital for the manufacturing of eyeglasses and precision optic products. This is a further step of the initiative we began last year with the acquisition of our raw quartz crystal supplier to maximize the contribution of these long-standing INFICON products and better serve our customers."

Maxtek, located in Cypress, CA, with about 25 employees, was the first company to produce digital equipment for thin film deposition processes and sciences.

For more information, contact: Inficon, Two Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057 315-434-1100 fax: 315-437-3803 Web:

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