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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.

CONTACT:
John Lewis
Public Relations Manager
Cognex Corporation
(508) 650-3140
john.lewis@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 1.5 million image-based products, representing over $5 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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