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NATICK, MA October 31, 2007

Cognex Vision Selected by Leading Computer Chip Manufacturer for Traceability Initiative

NATICK, MA, October 31, 2007--Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced today that a leading manufacturer of computer chips has selected Cognex vision for a large-scale traceability initiative.  Cognex expects bookings for this project to total more than $600,000.

The customer will use Cognex MVS-8600™ systems to read 2D Data Matrix codes etched onto chipsets. The 2D codes are used to uniquely identify each chipset, allowing automated handling equipment to retrieve data for categorization and processing decisions. Information on each chipset is also collected and stored in a database, where it can be used to verify warranties and process any product recalls.

The customer selected the Cognex MVS-8600 system because it is capable of quickly scanning and decoding a complete tray of chipsets with high accuracy even when marks are degraded, and can also adjust to different product types without any hardware changes.

“Cognex won this project after a rigorous qualification process involving several suppliers,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Cognex Chairman and CEO. “Cognex was able to show that we had the most robust system, as well as the best support, which was vital due to the customer’s short timeframe for implementation.”

Dr. Shillman continued, “While many ID readers can perform adequately on clean marks, Cognex IDMax™ software provides superior accuracy and higher read rates on codes that are worn or imperfect.  This extra level of performance means that fewer good chips are rejected due to poor marking, which enhances the customer’s yield and reduces waste.”

CONTACT:
Robin Pratt
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
Cognex Corporation
Telephone: (858) 350-5065
Email: robin.pratt@cognex.com

 

About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of image-based products, all of which use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that give them the human-like ability to make decisions on what they see. Cognex products include machine vision systems, machine vision sensors and barcode readers that are used in factories and distribution centers around the world where they eliminate production and shipping errors.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 2 million image-based products, representing over $6 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at www.cognex.com.

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