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DALSA Chairman and Founder Savvas Chamberlain to Receive Order of Canada

Waterloo, Ontario, July 2, 2009 - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA) is proud to announce that its Chairman and Founder, Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. The announcement, made on Canada Day, July 1 2009, recognizes his outstanding achievements as a research scientist, professor, inventor, and entrepreneur.

The Order of Canada is this country's highest distinction, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. It will be presented to Dr. Chamberlain at a special investiture to be held at a later date.

During his 30-year career as a professor at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Chamberlain made many important contributions and published more than 150 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. DALSA, the company he founded in 1980, has grown to approximately 1000 employees world-wide and in 2008 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, the IEEE, and the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, and the Ontario Premier's Catalyst Award winner for Lifetime Achievement in Innovation.

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: [email protected]
Internet: http://www.dalsa.com

Published 2009-07-02

DALSA Chairman and Founder, Dr. Savvas Chamberlain

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