Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced that on Thursday, December 10, 2015, Cognex's Board of Directors voted unanimously to add Dr. Gene Banucci to Cognex's board.

Banucci was the Founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ATMI, Inc., a publicly-traded company that supplied specialty materials used in advanced high-technology manufacturing. ATMI was acquired by Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG) in 2014.

From 2003 through 2010, Banucci served as a Director of Zygo Corporation, a publicly-traded company that was acquired by AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) in 2014. ZYGO is a leading provider of optical metrology solutions, high precision optics, and optical assemblies for use in a wide range of scientific, industrial and medical applications. AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices.

Banucci currently serves on the board of directors of Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE: CLH) as well as the boards of two private companies, EOS Climate and Cambrios Technologies Corporation.

"We are very pleased to have Gene bring both his entrepreneurial energy and senior management experience to our board," said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Founder, Chairman and Chief Culture Officer of Cognex. "In addition, through his prior and current membership on other public boards, he will be able to share best practices with us to further Cognex's leadership in the machine vision industry."

About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to "see." Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1 million vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at http://www.cognex.com.

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