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NATICK, MA, USA August 03, 2010

Cognex Corporation Signs 400th Channel Partner

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced today that it has achieved an important milestone in the development of its system integrator and distributor partner program. The Electrical Equipment Company of Richmond, Virginia, USA has become the company’s 400th channel partner. The Electrical Equipment Company is a leading provider of electrical supplies and automation equipment throughout the southeastern United States.

Cognex channel partners are an international network of equipment and automation providers trained to sell, install and support Cognex machine vision products. The network consists of Cognex Automation Solution Providers (ASPs), which are locally-based suppliers providing a wide range of factory automation products to customers, and Cognex Partner System Integrators (PSIs), a network of automation experts that can provide full system integration services.

"Our unique global partner network works in parallel with the Cognex direct sales and support organization to help us deliver the exact type and level of service that each of our customers prefers,” said Peter Neve, Vice President of Global Marketing for Cognex. “All of our partners are very carefully selected from the top providers in their regions. We are very pleased to welcome Electrical Equipment Company as our 400th global partner.”

Commenting on becoming a Cognex partner, Mark Fox, Regional Manager for Electrical Equipment Company said: “We are very excited to be able to offer vision and ID products from the market leader to our existing customers, and to have the opportunity to expand our business by supplying Cognex products to a wide range of new customers in our region.”

Cognex partners are based in more than 30 countries around the world. To locate a Cognex partner near you or to contact a Cognex direct sales representative visit www.cognex.com/contactus.

About Electrical Equipment Company

Electrical Equipment Company (EECO) sells a complete line of electrical supplies, AC motors, DC electric motors, and industrial automation equipment, as well as offers electric motor repair. EECO experts guide customers toward industrial energy savings. From high efficiency motors to retrofit lighting with energy saving lamps, EECO has a solution for every business. Visit EECO on-line at http://www.electrical-equipment-company.com.

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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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