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Cognex In-Sight Vision Sensors Win Control Engineering Editors' Choice Award

Cognex Corporation

Natick, MA, January 28, 2004-Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and vision sensors, today announced that Control Engineering magazine has selected the In-Sight® 4000 Series vision sensors for their 17th annual Editors’ Choice Award. The In-Sight 4000 vision sensors were selected by Control Engineering’s editors from the thousands of products featured in the magazine last year.

As one of only 35 to win the coveted Editors’ Choice Award for 2003, the In-Sight 4000 Series is among the most significant innovations featured in Control Engineering. This is the second time a product in the In-Sight family has won this prestigious award, which is based on service to the industry, technological advancement, and market impact.

‘‘With In-Sight, Cognex has combined industrial strength vision with unprecedented ease-of-use to revolutionize the vision industry. Now an ever increasing number of manufacturers around the world benefit from improved productivity, lower manufacturing costs, and higher levels of product quality,’‘ said Jim Hoffmaster, Chief Operating Officer for Cognex. ‘‘The fast growth of In-Sight has helped Cognex to double the total number of machine vision systems sold in the last four years. We are very pleased to receive this recognition from the editors of Control Engineering.’‘

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems and machine vision sensors, or computers that can ‘‘see.’‘  Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 200,000 vision systems, representing over $1.5 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, and plastics.  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.

Company Contact:
John Lewis
Cognex Public Relations Specialist
Phone:  (508) 650-3140

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