Predict your next investment

Corporation
ELECTRONICS | Electronic test, measurement & monitoring
inficon.com

See what CB Insights has to offer

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

3

About INFICON

INFICON provides instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control.

INFICON Headquarter Location

Hintergasse 15B

Bad Ragaz, 7310,

Switzerland

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

INFICON Web Traffic

Rank
Page Views per User (PVPU)
Page Views per Million (PVPM)
Reach per Million (RPM)
CBI Logo

INFICON Rank

Latest INFICON News

10:00 ET INFICON Unveils Technology To Combat Electric Vehicle Battery Fires

Sep 21, 2021

-- Battery-cell leaks can cause dangerous vehicle fires, shorten battery life and increase warranty costs -- Breakthrough leak-detection technology recently shown for first time in N.A. at a Detroit-area trade show News provided by Share this article Share this article DETROIT, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- INFICON has introduced technology that will allow automakers and battery suppliers to reliably check critically important EV battery cells for dangerous leaks. Billions of lithium-ion battery cells are produced annually and more than five percent are estimated to have small undetected leaks that could affect battery life or cause vehicle fires. The company's breakthrough technology can accurately test all types of lithium-ion battery cells for the first time – the single most important leak-detection development in the past decade, according to Dr. Daniel Wetzig, INFICON's research and development director. The company's new leak-detection systems recently were shown for the first time in North America at The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan. "The rapid detection of even the smallest battery-cell leaks is absolutely essential to achieving extended service life and meeting necessary safety requirements," Dr. Wetzig said. "Today only a fraction of new battery-cell leaks can be detected through traditional methods." Developed at the company's research facilities in Cologne, Germany, INFICON's new quality-control systems incorporate industry-first mass-spectrometer technology that can detect dangerous leaks 1,000 times smaller than other test methods and paves the way for the industry's first quality standards for EV battery cells. Thomas Parker, INFICION's North American automotive sales manager, added that the company is working with several companies to develop robotic and other high-speed assembly-line applications for the new technology. The company's ELT3000 technology was discussed for the first time publicly in an SAE International paper entitled "Methods for Leak Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries to Assure Quality with Proposed Rejection Limit Standards" that was published last year. ELT3000 systems are user friendly and provide precise leak measurements that follow international metrology standards such as those established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German Institute of Calibration (DKD – Deutscher Kalibrierdienst). "Every step in the leak-detection process, from calibration and determining signal rates up to establishing actual leak rates, is completely automated by our systems," Parker pointed out. "The user simply needs to click 'start' and wait until the answer appears on the display. Ten minutes of operator training will be sufficient for learning how to use the system on a regular basis." Under development for the past four years, INFICON's ELT3000's spectrometer technology can help assure extended EV battery life of up to 10 years or more, reduce warranty costs and help guard against dangerous battery fires, Parker noted. "Automakers in North America and elsewhere around the world want to maintain the very highest quality standards and customer-acceptance levels possible for their future waves of electric vehicles," he concluded. "Car companies will have the most to lose if their batteries can't achieve mileage targets, require early replacement or cause safety concerns." ABOUT INFICON INFICON is one of the world's leading developers, producers and suppliers of instruments and devices for leak detection in air conditioning, refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. The company has manufacturing facilities in Europe, China and the United States, as well as sales and service offices throughout the world. More information about INFICON automotive technology is available online at www.inficonautomotive.com . SOURCE INFICON

INFICON Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

INFICON has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was INFICON (ARGUS Semiconductor Software) on January 13, 2006.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

1/13/2006

Divestiture

1

Date

1/13/2006

Exit

Divestiture

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

1

INFICON Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

INFICON acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Cold Springs R&D on May 17, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

5/17/2021

Acquired

6

10/4/2018

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

5/17/2021

10/4/2018

Investment Stage

Companies

Subscribe to see more

Valuation

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acquired

Subscribe to see more

Sources

6

10

INFICON Partners & Customers

3 Partners and customers

INFICON has 3 strategic partners and customers. INFICON recently partnered with PragmatIC on April 4, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/15/2021

Licensee

PragmatIC

United Kingdom

INFICON Provides Comprehensive Factory Optimization And Control System To Innovating Electronics Firm

INFICON Inc. , a leading supplier of process control and factory operations software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry , has been selected by PragmatIC Semiconductor to provide a comprehensive factory optimization and control system including the FPS with Factory Scheduling and integrated WIP movement optimization , FabGuard , and the FabRecover TM Maintenance Decision Support System .

1

11/19/2003

Client

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

Client

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

4/15/2021

11/19/2003

Type

Licensee

Client

Client

Business Partner

PragmatIC

Country

United Kingdom

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

News Snippet

INFICON Provides Comprehensive Factory Optimization And Control System To Innovating Electronics Firm

INFICON Inc. , a leading supplier of process control and factory operations software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry , has been selected by PragmatIC Semiconductor to provide a comprehensive factory optimization and control system including the FPS with Factory Scheduling and integrated WIP movement optimization , FabGuard , and the FabRecover TM Maintenance Decision Support System .

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Sources

1

10

10

INFICON Team

5 Team Members

INFICON has 5 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Lukas Winkler.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Lukas Winkler

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Timothy Abbott

President

Current

Oliver Wyrsch

President

Current

Matthias Troendle

Solectron, and Hewlett-Packard

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Klaus Aarestrup

Executive Vice President

Current

Name

Lukas Winkler

Timothy Abbott

Oliver Wyrsch

Matthias Troendle

Klaus Aarestrup

Work History

Solectron, and Hewlett-Packard

Title

Chief Executive Officer

President

President

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.