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Foundation built on FPGAs

Active Silicon turns 30 in September. Greg Blackman speaks to founder Colin Pearce (below) on building the company and the importance of FPGA technology

View from the East

Greg Blackman charts the meteoric rise of Chinese firm Hikvision, one of the top suppliers of video surveillance equipment that has now turned its sights on industrial vision

Coming full circle

Greg Blackman looks back at what the UK vision industry was like 25 years ago, when the UK Industrial Vision Association was founded

Algorithms made to measure

Greg Blackman speaks to Guy Lavi at Israeli firm Volume Elements, a company that specialises in developing vision algorithms

Sights on 3D

Cognex has strengthened its position in 3D vision with a number of recent company acquisitions in the area, as Greg Blackman discovers

Intelligent Illumination

Smart Vision Lights has built its company, originally from designing custom illumination, as Greg Blackman finds out

Filling the filter niche

Midwest Optical Systems, a specialist in machine vision filters and other imaging solutions, will soon be celebrating its 30th year. Beth Harlen reports

Staying in control

As a middle child, Erik Widding is used to going his own way. He speaks to Beth Harlen about why his company, Birger Engineering, is proud to do the same

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