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NATICK, MA, USA May 01, 2008

Cognex Promotes Justin Testa to Executive Vice President

NATICK, MA, May 1, 2008—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has promoted Justin Testa to Executive Vice President. Mr. Testa reports to the company’s President, Dr. Robert J. Shillman.

Mr. Testa joined Cognex in 1983 as a sales engineer.  He then held a variety of increasingly responsible positions within the sales and marketing organization at Cognex before being named Vice President of Marketing in 1997.   In 2004, Mr. Testa became Business Unit Manager for the company’s fast-growing ID Products group, and in 2007, he was promoted to Group Business Manager of the company’s Modular Vision Systems Division (MVSD) which is the largest of Cognex’s two divisions, with revenues in excess of $200 million per year.  In that role, Mr. Testa took on senior management and strategic planning responsibility for all four of the business units within MVSD:  Vision Software, Vision Systems, Vision Sensors and ID Products.   

“Justin’s knowledge of the vision industry, his drive, and his superb leadership skills have contributed greatly to Cognex’s success over the past 25 years,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, the President, Chairman and CEO of Cognex.  “This promotion recognizes Justin’s significant past accomplishments, and also demonstrates the confidence that Cognex’s Board of Directors has in his ability to continue to lead our MVSD business units as the company grows.”

Mr. Testa holds a B.A. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Boston College.

CONTACT:
Robin Pratt
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
Cognex Corporation
phone:  (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.

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