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JAI PULNiX Acquires 35% Share in Japanese Technology Company, Micro Vision Co., Ltd.

December 162004
JAI, a leader in industrial vision CCD/CMOS cameras, announced today that it has acquired 35% of the shares in the Japanese technology development company, Micro Vision Co., Ltd (“Micro Vision”).

Micro Vision is specialized in the development of software and hardware for high-speed digital serial transmission systems, image processing and motor control. Furthermore, Micro Vision is specialized in DSP and FPGA programming, writing device drivers and designing analog and digital circuits.

“By investing in Micro Vision, JAI will have direct access to the company’s unique skills, providing leading edge technology for the coming generations of JAI cameras. This is an important part in maintaining JAI’s leading position on the market”, says Jørgen Andersen, founder, CEO and president of JAI.

Micro Vision will continue to operate as an independent company, but under the close supervision of Takami Hasegawa, the president of JAI’s Japanese organization (JAI Corporation).

About Micro Vision
Micro Vision Co., Ltd. is located in the Niigata prefecture. It was founded in 1996 by Noriaki Kaneda, a graduate from Toyama University. Micro Vision provides vision and automation solutions, which are used in such diverse industries as mobile phone manufacturing, automotive industry and general factory automation.

About the JAI Group
JAI was established in 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has subsidiaries in Japan, US, Germany and UK. The JAI Group has annual sales of more than USD 55 million and employs 260 employees worldwide. The JAI Group’s mission is to develop and distribute user-friendly tools for the professional international world market by combining electronic eyes and electronic brains into a meaningful whole. JAI has two primary business units:
JAI Camera Solutions is a component supplier that designs, manufactures and markets CCD and CMOS camera solutions primarily for the ITS, medical and industrial machine vision markets. Our cameras help improve our customers’ business - whether it means better quality, greater accuracy, lower costs, higher yields or simply better service. JAI Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized traffic systems. Our solutions are based on JAI-developed hardware and software, often integrated with third-party products. At the end of April 2003, JAI A•S announced the purchase of PULNiX America Inc. Now named JAI PULNiX Inc., the company will continue to provide world-class video products and technology to its existing customers while taking advantage of the JAI Group’s technological, production, customer service and marketing capabilities to serve new markets.

Further information about JAI can be obtained at www.jaipulnix.com.
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