Machine vision sales grew 16% in North America in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter one year earlier, according to the Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA).
(Ann Arbor, Michigan - August 30, 2011) Machine vision sales grew 16% in North America in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter one year earlier, according to the Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA).
The AIA report recorded robust sales across almost all major machine vision supplier markets, including cameras, lighting, optics, software, application-specific machine vision systems, and smart cameras.
The new report also found that the machine vision industry continues to expect sales to stay at current levels or to increase in the next six months. Overall, only nine percent of reporting companies expect sales to decrease.
"It is encouraging hat for the sixth quarter in a row the machine vision market in North America has recorded solid year-over-year growth", said Jeff Burnstein, President of AIA. Paul Kellett, AIA's Director of Market Analysis, added "The double-digit growth of the market in 2Q 2011 is particularly impressive in view of the fact that it's based on a comparison to 2Q 2010, when the MV recovery was already in full swing."
AIA's Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report is available free of charge to all AIA members participating in AIA's sales data program.
In addition to its sales tracking report, AIA prepares market opportunity studies, which it makes available to all AIA members free of charge on its website, Machine Vision Online.
Founded in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion, AIA now represents over 300 machine vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 30 countries. In addition to the annual study, AIA is best-known for The Vision Show (May 8-10, 2012 in Boston); the annual AIA Business Conference (January 18-20, 2012 in Orlando); the GigE Vision and Camera Link standards; and Machine Vision Online (www.MachineVisionOnline.org), the world's leading online resource for machine vision information.
For more information on AIA, visit www.MachineVisionOnline.org or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.