Cognex selected for traceability initiative

NOVEMBER 2, 2007--A leading manufacturer of computer chips has selected Cognex (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com) for a large-scale traceability initiative.

Nov 2nd, 2007

NOVEMBER 2, 2007--A leading manufacturer of computer chips has selected Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com) for a large-scale traceability initiative. Cognex expects bookings for this project to total more than $600,000.

The customer will use Cognex MVS-8600 systems to read 2-D Data Matrix codes etched onto chipsets. The 2-D codes are used to uniquely identify each chipset, allowing automated handling equipment to retrieve data for categorization and processing decisions. Information on each chipset is also collected and stored in a database, where it can be used to verify warranties and process any product recalls. The customer selected the Cognex MVS-8600 system because it can quickly scan and decode a complete tray of chipsets with high accuracy even when marks are degraded, and can also adjust to different product types without any hardware changes.

"Cognex won this project after a rigorous qualification process involving several suppliers," said Robert J. Shillman, Cognex chairman and CEO. "Cognex was able to show that it had the most robust system, as well as the best support, which was vital due to the customer's short timeframe for implementation."

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