IMVEeurope.com: This is not really a news, but it came to my attention that Stuttgart, Germany Vision Show 2013 is switching to biennial format and this year it is cancelled. The reason is stated be be a maturing machine vision market, which means that there are now longer product innovation cycles.
"We are a little bit disappointed," said Lou Hermans, COO of CMOSIS. Hermans made the point that there is no event on a similar scale to Vision serving the European and US markets, and even shows like Automate in the USA are smaller by comparison. "This yearly opportunity to meet with a lot of our customers in a very efficient way and to present our products is not available [this year]," he said.