Zebra Advances Machine Vision Posture with Matrox Imaging Acquisition

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By Ryan Martin | 1Q 2022 | IN-6495


Zebra's Acquisition


Zebra announced in March that it intends to acquire Matrox Imaging for US$875 million to expand its offerings in the fast-growing automation and vision technology solution space. Matrox Imaging provides advanced machine vision components and systems, including platform-independent software, Software Development Kits (SDKs), smart cameras, Three-Dimensional (3D) sensors, vision controllers, Input/Output (I/O) cards, and frame grabbers that are used in factory automation, electronics manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare. Companies such as Bosch, Novartis, and thyssenkrupp use these solutions to enable higher degrees of automation, in addition to augmenting the suite of tools available to frontline workers. The transaction is expected to close in 2022.

Machine Vision Market Tenure and Context


Zebra’s first foray into the machine vision market was in 2021 with the launch of its fixed industrial scanning and machine vision portfolio. This portfolio was expanded with the subsequent acquisitions of Fetch Robotics (industrial automa…

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