Cognex corporation ships 100,000th machine vision system

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "Cognex corporation ships 100,000th machine vision system", Sensor Review, Vol. 20 No. 2.



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Cognex corporation ships 100,000th machine vision system

Cognex corporation ships 100,000th machine vision system

Keywords: Cognex, Machine vision

Cognex, the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, has shipped its 100,000th machine vision system. The vision system was shipped to Shinkawa Ltd, a leading Japan-based manufacturer of semiconductor production equipment, as part of a record $12 million purchase order, which was announced by Cognex earlier this year. Shinkawa integrates the Cognex vision systems into wire-bonding, tape-bonding and die-bonding machines that are used to manufacture semiconductor chips.

"For more than ten years, Cognex has provided us with thousands of machine vision systems that have consistently met our high standards of performance", said Mr Kenji Fujiyama, President of Shinkawa. "We are very pleased with our long-term business relationship with Cognex."

"As one of our first OEM customers, Shinkawa has played a pivotal role in Cognex's success, and it is fitting that they receive this landmark shipment", said Dr Robert J. Shillman, Cognex's President, CEO, Chairman, and Founder. "This significant milestone is proof that leading manufacturers around the world rely on Cognex machine vision to improve productivity, lower costs and assure product quality."

Founded in 1981, Cognex has pioneered the field of machine vision. The company has received 60 patents for inventions in the field of machine vision and has nearly 100 patents pending. Among the company's many innovations are the world's first machine vision system built on a single printed circuit board; the first high-speed pattern-location algorithm operating on grey-scale images and PatMax, the first machine vision software that can accurately determine the position of objects despite changes in scale or rotation or when items are partially obscured.

Technical contact: Colin Graves, Cognex UK, Chancery House, 199 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1JL, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1908 206000; Fax: +44 (0) 1908 392463; E-mail:

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