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NATICK, MA, USA August 11, 2008

Cognex Receives Over $300,000 from Leading Auto Maker for Part Traceability Initiative

NATICK, MA, August 11, 2008--Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced today that a leading Japanese auto manufacturer will use Cognex In-Sight® ID readers for part tracking at its engine assembly plant in the United States. Cognex has already received orders totaling more than $300,000 from this customer, with additional orders expected in the near future.

The customer will use Cognex In-Sight 5110 ID code readers to read 2D data matrix codes marked on engine parts. The codes are used to track individual components from machining centers through final assembly, providing a verifiable path through each critical production process, and ensuring that the correct parts have been used in each engine.   

“Tracking parts and components throughout manufacturing and assembly enables manufacturers to isolate the source of production problems quickly, and control costs,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cognex.  “For this reason, manufacturers around the world are increasingly investing in traceability initiatives, and Cognex ID readers with ID Max software provide the most robust and reliable ID code-reading performance available.”

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.

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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