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DALSA Welcomes New Board Member

Posted 6/16/2008

 Waterloo, Ontario - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA) today announced that Dr. Adel Sedra has joined its Board of Directors effective immediately.

Dr. Sedra is the Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and is world-renowned for his work in microelectronics. He is the co-author of three textbooks, the most popular of which, “Microelectronic Circuits”, is currently in its fifth edition and has been translated into eight languages and is in use at hundreds of universities around the world. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Sedra has extensive administration experience, both at the University of Waterloo and at the University of Toronto where he served for nine years as Vice President, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. He has a B.Sc. degree from Cairo University and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, all in electrical engineering.

“I am pleased to welcome Adel to DALSA’s Board,” commented Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, CTO and Chairman of DALSA Corporation. “We expect to benefit greatly not only from his strong technical knowledge and insight, but also from his experience in administration in large and complex organizations.”

The Company also announced today that Dr. Doug Barber has retired from the Board of Directors. Dr. Barber will continue to focus on his active involvement in microelectronics initiatives in Canada. Dr. Chamberlain said, “Over the past three years Doug contributed significantly to the board and to DALSA. I would like to acknowledge his excellent contributions to the growth and prosperity of our company and to wish him all the best in the future.”

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees world-wide. Established in 1980, the company 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 (CCD and CMOS); 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” and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, please contact:
Patrick Myles
Vice President, Corporate Communications
DALSA Corporation
Tel: (519) 886-6001 Ext. 2177
Fax: (519) 886-3972
E-mail: patrick.myles@dalsa.com
Internet: www.dalsa.com

Some of the statements in this press release, including those relating to the company’s strategies and other statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “estimates”, or similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities law. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements are detailed from time to time in DALSA’s periodic reports filed with the Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory authorities. Investors should read review the Business Risks and Prospects sections of the DALSA 2007 annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) to understand the assumptions, risks and uncertainties inherent in forward looking information or statements. DALSA has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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