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DALSA’s Piranha Linescan Camera Family Named Best of 2009 by Electronic Design Magazine

Posted 12/23/2009

Waterloo, Ontario - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, today announced that its Piranha family of linescan cameras has been selected by Electronic Design magazine as Best of 2009 in the machine vision category. DALSA’s Piranha cameras are used in a variety of industrial inspection applications, including flat panel display inspection, electronics inspection, and solar cell inspection. The Piranha camera family includes line scan cameras, high sensitivity TDI linescan cameras, and color linescan cameras.

In its December “Best Electronic Design” special issue, Electronic Design magazine showcases its editors' choices of the most significant products and designs of 2009. Editor Roger Allan writes a technology report titled “Machine Vision Camera Systems get Cost-Effective” which profiles DALSA’s Piranha camera family. DALSA’s cutting-edge TDI technology (time delay and integration), was one of the reasons Allan selected the Piranha cameras for the award. DALSA is the acknowledged industry leader in TDI, which is a key enabling technology for low light imaging. By requiring less light, TDI cameras offer higher throughput and lower inspection system power consumption which reduces operating costs and environmental impacts.
 
“We are honoured to receive this ‘Best of 2009’ acknowledgement from Electronic Design magazine,” commented Brian Doody, Chief Executive Officer of DALSA. “As a flagship product line, our Piranha linescan cameras have been deployed in thousands of factories around the world. Since 1998, successive generations of Piranha cameras have helped ensure that products we use everyday, from the thinnest flat panel televisions to the most powerful smart phones, are manufactured with the highest quality and at the lowest cost. My congratulations go to DALSA staff, partners, distributors, and customers who over the past decade have made the DALSA Piranha camera family a technical and commercial tour de force and a key contributor to our leadership position in the machine vision marketplace.”
 
Electronic Design magazine provides design engineers with the information they need to keep abreast of the technologies, products and design practices and tools they will be using today and in the future. Electronic Design is published bi-weekly by Penton Media and has a circulation of 132,000 readers.
 
For more information on Piranha cameras, please visit our website:
 
About DALSA’s Machine Vision Products and Services
For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision OEM market, and now offers Vision Appliances for factory floor deployment. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers, software, and Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing
 
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.
 
Media Contact:
Maria Doyle
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
Tel: +1-781-964-3536
E-mail: maria@redjavelin.com
 
Investor Relations 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

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