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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.

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

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 2 million image-based products, representing over $6 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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