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NATICK, MA November 01, 2007

Cognex Receives $2 Million In Orders For Surface Inspection Systems In China

NATICK, MA, November 1, 2007--Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced today that it received more than $2 million in bookings for its SmartView® surface inspection system from customers in China during the third quarter.

“All three of China’s largest steel producers have now ordered SmartView systems from Cognex,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Chairman and CEO of Cognex. “One order received in Q3, from BaoSteel, represents the 900th SmartView system sold since Cognex introduced the product in 2000.  BaoSteel is China’s largest steel producer, and this order is the first system in a master supply and co-operation agreement that includes an option for nine additional systems.” 

Dr. Shillman continued, “Outside of the steel industry, Cognex also sold five SmartView systems to China’s leading copper manufacturer.  This success indicates that SmartView is well on its way to becoming the best selling web and surface inspection system in China, as it has already become in North America, Europe and Japan.”

Cognex SmartView is a state-of-the-art surface inspection system that automatically detects, identifies, and classifies defects on the surface of products that are made in a continuous fashion, such as metals, paper, plastics, and nonwovens.  Early detection of defects leads to less scrap and greater yield for manufacturers, and enables companies to eliminate low quality material before it is passed on to consumers.

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

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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