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Next Generation DALSA Chips Power New Digital Camera Backs

Posted 11/17/2005

DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, today announced that its next generation 33 megapixel and 28 megapixel CCD image sensor chips have been designed into two new professional digital camera backs.

The new Leaf Aptus 75 medium and large format digital camera back, which was recently launched at the PhotoPlus Expo, is powered by DALSA's new 33 megapixel FTF5066 CCD image sensor. The camera back, which will begin shipping in November, produces stunning 16 bit images with file sizes of nearly 200 megabytes. The Leaf Aptus 65, which will be available early in 2006, features the 28 megapixel FTF6146 DALSA chip and generates high quality 160 megabyte image files, also at 16 bits.

Beyond pure resolving power, DALSA's new image sensor chips are the most feature-rich in the industry, with large 7.2 micron pixels for the widest possible dynamic range, industry leading frame rates, instant response (no shutter lag) and low power consumption.

"We're pleased to once again supply Leaf, a valued customer, with our latest professional-grade image sensor products," said Brian Doody, President of DALSA Digital Imaging. "These sensors set a new benchmark not only for image quality, but also for unique features that directly benefit professional photographers."

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 approximately 1000 employees world-wide.
For more information, please contact:

Patrick Myles
Director, Corporate Communications
DALSA Corporation
Tel: (519) 886-6001 Ext. 2177
Fax: (519) 886-3972
E-mail: Investor@dalsa.com
Internet: www.dalsa.com
 

Leaf's new Aptus 75 uses DALSA's 33 megapixel FTF5066 sensor; the Aptus 65 uses DALSA's 28 megapixel FTF6146

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