Analysis & opinion

21 October 2009

2008 was a strong year for European machine vision, but estimates for 2009 predict a substantial drop in sales turnover: this according to the recently published EMVA's market statistics annual study, reports Greg Blackman

16 September 2009

The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) executive committee has elected Dr Mats Gökstorp as EMVA president. Gökstorp speaks to Imaging and Machine Vision Europe about his plans for the next three years

24 August 2009

While the machine vision industry has been hit hard by the recession, there are signs that business is beginning to stabilise. Tom Wilkie reports on the latest financial figures from some of the top players in the sector

23 July 2009

Messe Stuttgart, organisers of Vision 2009, has announced the shortlist of entrants for this year's Vision Award, sponsored by Imaging and Machine Vision Europe

23 June 2009

A collaboration between Andor Technology, Fairchild Imaging and PCO Imaging has improved CMOS image sensor (CIS) technology, leading to the development of Scientific CMOS (sCMOS).

27 May 2009

Topics from methods of growing an imaging business to vision applications in agriculture were under discussion at the seventh European Machine Vision Association's business conference, which took place in Dublin, Ireland on 15-16 May

24 April 2009

Version 1.1 of the GigE Vision camera interface standard has been released by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the global trade group overseeing the ongoing development and administration of the standard.

21 April 2009

The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) will hold its annual business conference in Dublin, Ireland this year. The conference takes place from 15-16 May.

26 February 2009

The resilience of the machine vision industry to the current economic downturn is proving greater than in other areas of industrial automation, according to John Morse, senior market analyst at IMS Research.

12 December 2008

National Instruments' Automation and Vision Forum took place on 4 December 2008 at NI's UK and Ireland office in Newbury, where multicore processing and FPGA technology were both under discussion.

07 November 2008

Highlights from the international trade fair for machine vision, Vision 2008, including predictions on the economic health of the machine vision industry and the rise of the use of parallel processing.

07 November 2008

This year's prestigious Vision Award, announced at the international trade fair for machine vision and identification technologies, Vision 2008, has been won by Swiss company Supercomputing Systems (SCS) for its LeanXcam intelligent camera.