Microscan to purchase Siemens' Machine Vision business

SEPTEMBER 15, 2008--Data acquisition and control technology supplier Microscan (Renton, WA, USA; www.microscan.com) today announced it will purchase Siemens' Machine Vision business (www.usa.siemens.com), formerly Acuity CiMatrix, headquartered in Nashua, NH, USA.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2008--Data acquisition and control technology supplier Microscan (Renton, WA, USA; www.microscan.com) today announced it will purchase Siemens' Machine Vision business (www.usa.siemens.com), formerly Acuity CiMatrix, headquartered in Nashua, NH, USA. Microscan expects the acquisition to further enhance its technology position in customer-focused traceability solutions by expanding further into machine vision imaging and inspection. The deal is expected to close on Sept. 19, 2008.

Microscan is focused on technologies for electronics, life sciences, and automotive industries. Siemens Machine Vision will become integrated into Microscan. The company plans to keep the Nashua location open and retain the majority of the workforce. For customers and distribution partners the transition of ownership is expected to be seamless.

"The purchase of Siemens' Machine Vision business allows Microscan to expand our vision and smart camera portfolio to the benefit of our customers and partners worldwide," says Jeff Timms, president, Microscan. "Vision products for identification and inspection are a growing aspect of the precision data acquisition and control market. The acquisition of the Siemens Machine Vision business brings with it a depth of expertise in Data Matrix and vision product design that is second to none."

Dennis Sadlowski, president and CEO of Siemens Energy & Automation (Alpharetta, GA, USA; www.sea.siemens.com), says that Siemens will continue to focus on the industrial identification (Auto ID) segment and strengthen its RFID and 1-D/2-D code reading systems line.

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