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Ambienta buys US firm 1st Vision

25 February 2020

The private equity investor Ambienta, which owns Lakesight Technologies, has purchased 1st Vision, a North American distributor of machine vision

Cognex revenue down 12 per cent in Q4-19

24 February 2020

Cognex expects the decline in revenue to continue into the first quarter of 2020, because of weakness in automotive and the estimated impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Image from the event-based sensor

Sony teams with Prophesee to release event-based sensor

19 February 2020

Sony and Prophesee have developed a stacked event-based vision sensor, it was announced at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco

Vision China postponed due to coronavirus

18 February 2020

Vision China and Laser World of Photonics China have been postponed in accordance with guidelines from the health authorities of the Shanghai city government

Isra Vision bought by Atlas Copco for €1.094bn

14 February 2020

The purchase adds surface inspection and 3D machine vision to the Swedish industrial group's portfolio as its customers move towards digital manufacturing

Imaging wins big at Photonics West

07 February 2020

Inspekto, Outsight and WaveOptics all won Prism Awards at SPIE’s flagship event, Photonics West, in San Francisco

Lens-free microscope promises to speed medical diagnostics

17 January 2020

The lens-free technology from CEA-Leti, which digitally reconstructs microscope images and will be presented at SPIE Photonics West, opens up fast, automated cell screening

B&R and Beckhoff to exhibit at Vision Stuttgart for first time

08 January 2020

More than 300 exhibitors have booked stand space at the Vision trade fair, set to take place from 10 to 12 November in Stuttgart, Germany

Chromasens 3DPixa stereo line scan camera

High-speed stereo vision deployed for ball bearing inspection

07 January 2020

The machine is able to inspect a complete bearing at 80 parts per minute, at 5µm height resolution, and simultaneously in colour and 3D

Ansys simulation

Thermal dataset added to simulator for building autonomous cars

07 January 2020

Flir Systems and Ansys have collaborated to add a thermal imaging dataset to Ansys’s driving simulator for engineers building autonomous vehicles

The Moon landing was 50 years old in 2019. Zeiss lenses were used to capture this image

The best of 2019

23 December 2019

The last year has been one of consolidation for the machine vision industry, along with a slowdown in the markets that machine vision serves

Chris Yates elected EMVA president

18 December 2019

Yates succeeds Jochem Herrmann, who has held the role of EMVA president since 2015 and has decided to step down to spend more time with his family

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