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DALSA’s Dr. Savvas Chamberlain Awarded Fellowship in the Engineering Institute of Canada

Posted 3/9/2009

Waterloo, Ontario, 2008 - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, is pleased to announce that Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, DALSA's founder, CTO and Chairman, has been made a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

The award, presented at the EIC's Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa on March 7, 2009, recognizes "exceptional contributions...excellence in engineering and service to the profession and society."

During his 30-year career as a professor at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Chamberlain made many important contributions and published more than 100 papers in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was integral to building a world-class electrical engineering program and through his efforts and leadership, the University's first microelectronics laboratory was established.

Dr. Chamberlain's research into CMOS and CCD image sensors earned him 22 patents in semiconductor design and fabrication, and his entrepreneurial spirit helped him turn his research into a robust business delivering world-leading performance in digital imaging and specialized semiconductor fabrication. Founded in 1980, in 2008 DALSA employed almost 1000 people and recorded over $200 million in revenue.

Dr. Chamberlain is active in many local charities, and has served on many professional committees. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the IEEE, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, and a Premier's Catalyst Award winner for Lifetime Achievement in Innovation.

About the Engineering Institute of Canada
Established in 1887, the EIC is a federation of technical societies. Collectively it forms the leading proponent of continuing education and technical professional development in the Canadian engineering community. For more information, visit www.eic-ici.ca.

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: http://www.dalsa.com

Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, DALSA’s founder, CTO and Chairman

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