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Key Data


1981 by Dr. Robert J. Shillman
Co-founders: William Silver and Marilyn Matz


One Vision Drive, Natick, MA  01760
+1 (508) 650-3000
Worldwide offices >



2016 Revenue:

$521 million.

What we do:

Machine vision and industrial ID for manufacturing and automation

Senior Management:

Robert J. Shillman, Chairman
Robert Willett, President & Chief Executive Officer
John J. Curran, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer    
Senior Management Biographies ›

Stock Information:

Nasdaq:  CGNX
Publicly traded since 1989

The Meaning of "Cognex"

Cognition Experts

Typical applications:

  • Error-proofing product assembly and other manufacturing tasks
  • Detecting defects
  • Identifying and tracking items for manufacturing and logistics
  • Robot guidance