Cognex Mourns the Loss of Board Member Jerald G. Fishman

  Cognex Mourns the Loss of Board Member Jerald G. Fishman

Business Wire

NATICK, Mass. -- April 1, 2013

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) notes with sadness the death of board member
Jerald G. Fishman, who passed away on March 28. He had served on the Cognex
Board of Directors since 1998.

Mr. Fishman was CEO of Analog Devices, the Norwood, Massachusetts-based maker
of integrated circuits (ICs) and digital signal processors (DSPs), from 1996
until the time of his death. He joined Analog Devices in 1971 and had served
in a variety of management roles for the company prior to becoming its Chief
Executive Officer.

“I have known Jerry for more than 15 years and during that time he has been
both a trusted advisor and a good friend,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman,
Cognex’s founder and Chairman. “At board meetings, Jerry would never shy away
from forcefully stating his opinion and the rationale behind it…even if it was
contrary to the views of others. His suggestions, based on his wealth of
business experience, helped our board make strategic decisions that
contributed substantially to our company’s success.”

Dr. Shillman continued, “Cognex will begin a search for a new independent
director to join the company’s board, but it will be a very difficult task to
find an individual who is as smart, as experienced, as honest, as
straightforward and as personable as Jerry.”

AboutCognex 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 850,000 vision-based products, representing
over $3 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981.
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and
distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin
America. For details visit Cognex online at http://www.cognex.com.

Contact:

Cognex Corporation
Susan Conway, 508-650-3353
Director of Investor Relations
susan.conway@cognex.com