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Dr. Steven Case Receives Automated Imaging Association Achievement Award


Dr. Steven Case receives the 2006 Automated Imaging Association Achievement Award(Ann Arbor, Michigan - February 2, 2006)  Dr. Steven Case, Chairman of CyberOptics Corporation, is the recipient of the 2006 Automated Imaging Achievement Award.  The award, which was presented to Case by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) on February 2 at the annual AIA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida, honors industry leaders for outstanding contributions in industrial and/or scientific imaging.

‘‘Dr. Case is being recognized for his extensive engineering innovations in the field of automated imaging,’‘ said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, Executive Director of AIA.  ‘‘His exceptional business acumen enabled CyberOptics to achieve commerical success over the past two decades and become an international vision industry leader.’‘

Dr. Case founded CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE) in 1984 and it has since grown to over 200 employees and revenues of $64 million.  He is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a charter member of the Machine Vision Association of SME.  He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Electronics Association and is the past President of the Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association.  He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1976 and in 1978 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for research at the Applied Optics Institute in Erlangen, Germany.  Dr. Case holds 28 patents for optical and laser devices and has presented over 80 contributed and invited papers at optical and electronic conferences.

He joins an impressive list of past winners, some of the recent recipients include: Dr.-Ing. Norbert Stein of VITRONICS; Dr. Savvas Chamberlain of DALSA; Perry West of Automated Vision Systems, Inc.; Amir Novini of Applied Vision Company, Nello Zuech of Vision Systems International; Dwight Carlson, formerly of Perceptron; Dr. Robert Shillman of Cognex, Ken Levy of KLA-Tencor and Pat Costa of RVSI, Inc.

Founded in 1984, AIA is the world’s largest machine vision trade group, representing over 245 member companies from 24 nations.  Members include leading suppliers of complete vision systems, vision components, system integrators, end users, OEMs, consulting firms, and research groups. 

The AIA’s Annual Business Conference attracts some 175 industry leaders and covers key topics such as market conditions and forecasts, future market opportunities and technology developments that affect the industry.  The 15th annual AIA Business Conference will be held in February 2007.  Nominations for the 2007 Achievement Award are now being accepted; a nomination form can be found at www.machinevisiononline.org.  For more information on AIA, visit www.machinevisiononline.org or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.


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