On October 1, 2018 INFICON Inc. (SWX:IFCN), a 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/Spansionâ€™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 SEMIâ€™s Smart Manufacturing Americas Chapter.
â€śThe acquisition of FPS is the latest step in INFICONâ€™s vision to provide the semiconductor and display manufacturing industries with the most advanced factory and process control tools available,â€ť said Oliver Wyrsch, President, INFICON Inc. â€śThe combined product offering will put INFICON in a unique position to provide the industryâ€™s only end-to-end software solution for the fully connected Smart fab of the future.â€ť