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NATICK, MA August 30, 2007

Cognex Announces PCIe Camera Link Frame Grabbers

MVS-8600e Series of PCI Express Camera Link® frame grabbers boost performance in high-bandwidth applications

Natick, MA, August 30, 2007—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of industrial machine vision systems, today announced the MVS-8600e family of frame grabbers that connect Camera Link® cameras through the PCI Express (PCIe) interface.

"PCI Express is the best match for higher bandwidth Camera Link cameras,?rdquo; said Marilyn Matz, Cognex Senior VP, Semiconductor and Electronics. “By combining Cognex’s industry-leading VisionPro machine vision software with Camera Link cameras and PCIe, customers achieve new levels of performance and value when addressing the most challenging automated inspection and quality assurance applications."

The new Cognex® MVS-8600e frame grabbers are available in cost-effective single-channel and dual-channel models that increase throughput even with extremely large images. Like all Cognex frame grabbers, the MVS-8600e models are equipped with the industry’s highest performance machine vision software tools that locate objects or patterns, measure their geometric properties, detect defects, and read characters and codes with reliable, accurate and repeatable results.

The MVS-8600e Series PCIe Camera Link frame grabbers are currently available.

John Lewis
Public Relations Manager
Cognex Corporation
(508) 650-3140

About Cognex

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify, and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1 million vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at http://www.cognex.com.

Cognex, PatMax and In-Sight and EasyBuilder are registered trademarks and PatMax RedLine and In-Sight Explorer are trademarks of Cognex Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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