DALSA Corporation, an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Wajid Ali as Chief Financial Officer, effective mid-May 2007.
Mr. Ali joins DALSA from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), where he headed the finance function for AMD's second largest business unit. Prior to AMD, he was Group Controller for the Personal Computer Business Unit at ATI Technologies. He has also held several other controllership and operational roles at ATI in their Desktop Business Unit. Mr. Ali holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from York University, an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business, and a Certified Management Accounting designation.
"Wajid is a terrific addition to DALSA's executive management team and we are very pleased to have him on board," commented Savvas Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of DALSA Corporation. "We are looking forward to leveraging his significant operations experience in the semiconductor industry to build on DALSA's financial infrastructure to support our continued growth in each of the market segments we compete in."
Commenting on his appointment, Wajid added, "DALSA is truly a great Canadian success story. I am excited by the company's strength in its primary markets, its focus on technological innovation, and its management bench strength across its multiple business units. I look forward to working alongside the operational leaders in continuing to exceed our customers and shareholders needs."
About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with more than 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.
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