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Cognex revenue falls 15% as sales to automotive crash

30 July 2020

Growth in logistics partially offset the weak automotive market year-on-year, and more than offset it on a sequential basis

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars rover to study Red Planet with advanced imaging

29 July 2020

The Perseverance rover contains 19 cameras, including seven scientific instruments. It will analyse the climate and geology of Mars, looking for signs of past life, as well as monitoring the Martian atmosphere

Vision Stuttgart cancelled amid Covid-19 travel restrictions

16 July 2020

A date for the next show has not been announced yet, but Messe Stuttgart is running a survey about the cancellation

Lynred joins consortium to build 3D stacked IR detectors

16 July 2020

Lynred sees 3D stacking technology as key to enabling superior designs in future infrared detectors

South Korean firm selects Newsight sensors for camera line

16 July 2020

Newsight's NSI3000 line sensor and NSI1000 area sensor have successfully passed Jinoid's evaluation, and the first batch of a thousand chips has been provided and assembled

Credit: Lerøy and HySpex

Norwegian fish filleting gains hyperspectral quality measure

02 July 2020

Norwegian seafood firm, Lerøy, has installed hyperspectral cameras on processing lines to sort fish. The system is able to measure the amount of blood in white fish, which gives a grade of quality

VDMA expects 20% drop in automation sales in 2020

23 June 2020

VDMA Robotics and Automation stated that the 'coronavirus crisis has highlighted how vulnerable industrial production has become in global value chains'

Credit: Slamcore

Slamcore secures $5m amid spike in robotics interest

17 June 2020

The $5m funding will speed up the availability of Slamcore's products, including its SDK, a toolkit for developers to build, test and deploy solutions using Slamcore algorithms and off-the-shelf sensors

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hyperspectral imaging used to study Covid-19 rashes

09 June 2020

Hyperspectral imaging is being used in a research programme at hospitals in Maryland and New York to investigate the prognostic value of skin findings associated with Covid-19 infection

Isra Vision revenue down 9%, but positive signs from China

02 June 2020

Isra Vision's revenue fell nine per cent to €64.6m over the first half of its financial year, with impacts from Covid-19 in Asia from January, and in America and Europe towards the end of the second quarter

Cognex cuts 190 jobs in restructuring

29 May 2020

The job cuts are part of steps Cognex is taking to lower expenses because of deteriorating market conditions. The firm's CEO and chairman will waive their salaries, and the company’s board of directors have waived their cash fees for the remainder of the year

Credit: The Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt’s The Night Watch in 44.8-gigapixel detail

27 May 2020

The composite picture of The Night Watch, made of 528 exposures stitched together digitally, makes it possible to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting

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