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Cognex to Host 100 Free Machine Vision Seminars Nationwide

August 082003
Natick, MA, June 23, 2003—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, today announced that the company will add 100 cities to its schedule of popular machine vision seminars, extending them through November. These half-day Understanding and Applying Machine Vision Sensors events show how vision sensors can perform automated inspection tasks in the automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer products, and electronics industries.

Designed as an introduction for factory automation professionals responsible for production efficiency and product quality, the seminars combine a machine vision basics tutorial with live vision sensor demonstrations. The tutorial covers how vision sensors work in manufacturing applications to accurately gauge, guide, identify and inspect products in order to reduce scrap costs, inventory problems, and achieve a high level of product quality. The demonstrations are designed to show engineers and mangers how quick and easy it is to build applications.

In addition to walking away with an understanding of the fundamentals of implementing a successful vision solution, all participants will receive the Cognex VisionGuideä, a comprehensive machine vision reference that includes application examples, preliminary design considerations, a multi-media tutorial on building vision applications, lighting and optics videos, and a utility package that helps determine the field of view and resolution requirements of vision applications.

The seminars will run from July through November in major cities across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Puerto Rico. Readers can register for a seminar online at http://www.cognex.com/seminar or by calling 1-800-677-2646.

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems, or computers that can "see." Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 175,000 vision systems, representing over $1.3 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Cognex's Modular Vision Systems Division, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for automating the manufacture of a wide range of discrete items and for assuring their quality. Cognex's Surface Inspection Systems Division, headquartered in Alameda, California, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for inspecting the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, such as metals, paper, plastics, and nonwovens. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.
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