Cognex

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President & CEO

Robert Willett

CEO Approval Rating

57/100

Founded:

1981

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Basler AG is perceived as one of Cognex's biggest rivals. Basler AG is headquartered in Ahrensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and was founded in 1988. Basler AG operates in the Internet Software industry. Basler AG generates 25% the revenue of Cognex.

Keyence is one of Cognex's top competitors. Keyence is a Public company that was founded in 1974 in Osaka, Ōsaka Prefecture. Keyence competes in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment field. Compared to Cognex, Keyence has 6,256 more employees.

OMRON has been one of Cognex's top competitors. OMRON was founded in 1933 in Shimogyo Ku, Kyōto Prefecture. OMRON competes in the Electrical Components & Equipment industry. OMRON generates $5.1B more revenue than Cognex.

Cognex Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$882.8M

Cognex's revenue is the ranked 8th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 2.4B. Over the last four quarters, Cognex's revenue has grown by 41.4%. Specifically, in Q2 2021's revenue was $239M; in Q4 2020, it was $223.6M; in Q3 2020, it was $251.1M; in Q2 2020, Cognex's revenue was $169.1M.

Cognex Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Sualab Co.,Ltd.

Oct 2019

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$168.6M
SUALAB provides deep learning inspection solution for electronics, automotive and chemical manufacturing industries.
ViDi Systems SA

Apr 2017

Source »
undisclosed
ViDi develops and offers a deep learning based image analysis software for industrial machine vision.
Chiaro Technologies

Jan 2017

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undisclosed
Chiaro Technologies designs, develops and provides three-dimensional machine vision sensor for industrial applications.
Webscan,Inc.

Dec 2016

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undisclosed
Webscan is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of barcode verification software and devices.
EnShape GmbH

Oct 2016

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undisclosed
EnShape develops, produces and markets 3D sensors for intralogistics and robotics sectors.

These are all the companies that Cognex has acquired. Cognex has acquired 6 companies and its latest acquisition was Sualab Co.,Ltd. in Oct 2019. SUALAB provides deep learning inspection solution for electronics, automotive and chemical manufacturing industries.

Cognex Funding History

Since Cognex was founded in 1981, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Cognex has raised $6.5M. Cognex's funding round was on Jul 1989 for a total of $6.5M

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Jul 1989
$6.5M

Since Cognex was founded in 1981, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Cognex has raised $6.5M. Cognex's funding round was on Jul 1989 for a total of $6.5M

Cognex Investments

No recent investments found related to Cognex

These are all the companies that Cognex has invested in. Cognex has invested 6 companies and its latest investment was Sualab Co.,Ltd. in Oct 2019. SUALAB provides deep learning inspection solution for electronics, automotive and chemical manufacturing industries.

Cognex News

June 7, 2021MarketScreener

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May 14, 2021MarketScreener

to Present at Bernstein Strategic Decisions Virtual Conference

(marketscreener.com) Cognex Corporation today announced that Robert J. Willett, President and CEO of ... See more »
May 13, 2021MarketScreener

Why 3D Inspections Are Finally As Easy As 2D Inspections

(marketscreener.com) Why 3D Inspections Are Finally As Easy As 2D Inspections Most manufactured produ... See more »
May 10, 2021MarketScreener

VisionPro Deep Learning Identifies Covid-19 in Lung X-Rays

(marketscreener.com) VisionPro Deep Learning Identifies Images of Covid-19 in Lung X-Rays The recent ... See more »
May 3, 2021MarketScreener

Five Edge Inspection Techniques in Machine Vision Technology

(marketscreener.com) Five Edge Inspection Techniques in Machine Vision Technology Finding an edge is ... See more »
April 27, 2021MarketScreener

Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Investigates Cognex Corporation's Directors and Officers for Breach of Fiduciary Duties - CGNX

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March 31, 2021MarketScreener

Introduces Next Generation of High-Performance Handheld Barcode Readers

(marketscreener.com) Natick, MA March 31, 2021 Cognex Introduces Next Generation of High-Performance ... See more »

Cognex Press Releases

July 29, 2020Business Wire

Cognex Reports Less-Than-Fabulous Results for the Second Quarter of 2020

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $CGNX--Cognex Reports Less-Than-Fabulous Results for the Second Qu... See more »
October 30, 2019StreetInsider

Cognex to Present at Baird 2019 Global Industrial Conference

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced that Robert J. Wil... See more »
July 29, 2019Business Wire

Cognex Reports Results for the Second Quarter Of 2019

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$CGNX--Cognex reports results for the second quarter of 2019... See more »
May 15, 2019Business Wire

Cognex to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24CGNX&src=ctag" target="_bl... See more »
April 29, 2019Business Wire

Cognex Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2019

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24CGNX&src=ctag" target="_bl... See more »
April 4, 2019streetinsider

Cognex Corporation Announces Resignation of CFO

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced that Senior Vice P... See more »
April 3, 2019StreetInsider

Cognex Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) will release earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on Monday, Apri... See more »

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Natick, Massachusetts01760

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Cognex Summary

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Cognex Corporation is a manufacturer of machine vision systems, software and sensors used in automated manufacturing. Cognex was founded in 1981. Cognex's headquarters is located in Natick, Massachusetts, USA 01760. It has raised 6.5M in 1 round. The ...

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Cognex's President & CEO, Robert Willett, currently has an approval rating of 57%. Cognex's primary competitors are Basler AG, Keyence & OMRON.

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cognex.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Cognex

  1. When was Cognex founded?

    Cognex was founded in 1981
  2. Who is Cognex's CEO?

    Cognex's CEO is Robert Willett
  3. How much revenue does Cognex generate?

    Cognex generates $882.8M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Cognex have?

    Cognex has historically raised $6.5M in funding
  1. Where is Cognex's headquarters?

    Cognex's headquarters is in Natick Massachusetts, USA
  2. How many employees does Cognex have?

    Cognex has 2,124 employees
  3. What sector does Cognex operate in?

    Cognex is in Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  4. Who are Cognex's competitors?

    Cognex's top competitors are Basler AG, Keyence, OMRON