Siemens buys RSVI Acuity CiMatrix

Atlanta, GA—Siemens Energy and Automation Inc. has completed the acquisition of RVSI Acuity CiMatrix, a division of Robotic Visions Systems Inc., Nashua, NH.

10/05/2005


Atlanta, GASiemens Energy and Automation Inc. has completed the acquisition of RVSI Acuity CiMatrix, a division of Robotic Visions Systems Inc., Nashua, NH. Siemens made the purchase offer in August. A binding asset purchase agreement was signed with the Chapter 11 Trustee and Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. The sale was completed following approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

RVSI Acuity CiMatrix is expected to enhance Siemens' position in the machine vision market. Siemens reportedly will invest in the Nashua location, which will become its global center of competence for machine vision sensors. RSVI Acuity CiMatrix employs approximately 100 people, who will join Siemens' business structure.

''The purchase of RVSI Acuity CiMatrix's assets will allow Siemens to expand its factory automaton vision sensor portfolio,'' said Aubert Martin, president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. ''Vision sensors for identification and inspection are growing within the factory automation industry. RVSI Acuity CiMatrix brings a depth of expertise in data matrix and vision product design along with a host of application development experience. A combined portfolio of Siemens and RVSI Acuity CiMatrix products, services, and solutions represents a unique and complementary offering to our customers.''

Acuity CiMatrix helped pioneer the machine vision industry and today remains one of its prime technological leaders. RVSI Acuity CiMatrix is part of the field of machine vision for factory automation, and 2-D symbology for automatic identification and traceability, delivering solutions to the pharmaceutical, electronics, manufacturing, automotive, and other industries worldwide.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Richard W. Phelps, senior editor, richard.phelps@reedbusiness.com





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