Waterloo, Ontario, September 20, 2005 - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, today announced it has received orders to provide high resolution image sensor chips to two valued customers in the professional imaging market. The orders, which are valued at CDN $2.1 million, are expected to be delivered over the next nine months.
The DALSA image sensor chips will be "the eyes" of the customers' high performance electronic cameras. One of the customers designs and builds photogrammetry cameras, which are used to capture extremely high resolution aerial photographs and other remote sensing imagery to obtain accurate measurements of natural and human-made features on the Earth. The other is a manufacturer of digital photography equipment used for high-end commercial photography.
"We are pleased that our image sensor technology is being incorporated into these high performance cameras, which represent the very leading edge of professional digital imaging," commented Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation. "In demanding applications such as these, our leadership in technology enables us to compete successfully world-wide."
About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components; electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA". The Company has its corporate offices in Waterloo, ON and over 1000 employees world-wide.
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