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Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. Gets Machine Vision Orders from Semiconductor Industry

OMRON Automation - Americas

NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (RVSI.PK) today said that its Acuity CiMatrix division has received machine vision orders aggregating more than $500,000 from three customers in the semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment industries.  The orders represent a continued resurgence in spending by an industry that relies upon machine vision for quality control as well as basic manufacturing technology.

The largest order came from a major OEM manufacturer of semiconductor test handling equipment, which uses RVSI machine vision systems to read Data Matrix codes on semiconductor devices under test. The second order is from a manufacturer of flat-panel displays used in computers and other consumer electronic devices. RVSI systems in this application are used for traceability and process control purposes. The third order is from an OEM manufacturer of semiconductor package singulation equipment. In this application, RVSI machine vision systems are used for precise dimensional measurements and other quality checks on the singulated semiconductor devices.

‘‘Following nearly three years of industry downturn, the semiconductor sector has come back strongly with a demand for machine vision equipment with enhanced capability and speed,’‘ said Ray England, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, RVSI Acuity CiMatrix. ‘‘These orders are proof positive that, as the semiconductor industry grows, we are growing alongside it.’‘

 ’‘We have continued to enhance the functionality of our machine vision systems,’‘ said John Agapakis, Vice President, Products, RVSI Acuity CiMatrix. ‘‘As the semiconductor industry gains strength and momentum, RVSI can offer a new generation of products with more features and processing power than before, all at a competitive price.’‘

About RVSI
Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (RVSI.PK) has the most comprehensive line of machine vision systems available today. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices worldwide, RVSI is the world leader in vision-based semiconductor inspection and Data Matrix-based unit-level traceability. Using leading-edge technology, RVSI joins vision-enabled process equipment, high- performance optics, lighting, and advanced hardware and software to assure product quality, identify and track parts, control manufacturing processes, and ultimately enhance profits for companies worldwide. Serving the semiconductor, electronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, RVSI holds more than 100 patents in a broad range of technologies.

Forward Looking Statement
Except for the historical information herein, certain matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the historical cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, risks in products and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, changing economic conditions, both here and abroad, timely development and release of new products, strategic suppliers and customers, the effect of the company's accounting policies and other risk factors detailed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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