ANN ARBOR, MI - Coherix, a high-tech firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, was honored by Ford Motor Co. with its prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award at its annual gala.

Coherix was honored for its development of ShaPix 3D High Definition Holography for measurement addressing a strong Powertrain need by Ford. This recognition is Ford’s highest technical achievement award. Coherix and Ford implementation team members were acknowledged for their efforts in the manufacturing category.

"Coherix is extremely honored to be recognized with this highest level Henry Ford Technology Achievement Award,” said Dwight Carlson, chairman and CEO of Coherix.

“The development of Coherix's patented ShaPix Holographic technology has truly been an extremely close collaboration.”

This exceptional achievement recognizes a capability to develop containment and process control solutions for Powertrain Manufacturing. Coherix ShaPix products provide high definition topographic information for complete surfaces, with sub-micron resolution and very fast cycle time.

“The first installation of ShaPix occurred in 1997,” Carlson said. “We are very proud and appreciative of Ford's investment to assist Coherix in commercializing the power and effectiveness of holography in a cost effective manner. I also would like to recognize University of Michigan Professor Emmett Leith for inventing the first hologram."

Coherix provides 3-D machine vision technology that enables machines to see, also known as machine vision. The company provides high-definition measurement and detection to assist customers in semiconductor, health care and transportation industries. Coherix products are in operation around the world at companies such as Intel, ST Micro, General Dynamics, Marvell, TI, Bosch, BorgWarner, Ford Motor Company, Honda, MAG, Chrysler, General Motors, Micron, Infineon, Samsung and TRW.