Waterloo, Ontario, September 25, 2006 – DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, announced today that its custom designed CCD image sensor chips and support electronics have been successfully incorporated into a new series of extremely high resolution professional camera products being unveiled this week at the Photokina trade show by Swiss camera manufacturer Seitz Phototechnik AG.
The high performance image sensors, which are based on DALSA's Time Delay and Integration ("TDI") technology, allow the Seitz cameras to take highly detailed medium format, 6x17 panoramic, and 360 degree panoramic images, all at record breaking speeds and exceptionally high light sensitivity. The "Seitz 6 x 17 Digital", for example, one of several models being launched at Photokina, can capture a stunning 160 mega pixel, 16 bit, panoramic image in just one second, with an equivalent ISO rating of 500 to 10,000.
"Seitz has clearly taken a novel approach to increasing the level of detail, speed of capture, and light sensitivity with its new digital panoramic photography products," commented Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation. "DALSA has a long and successful history of working closely with our customers to develop truly innovative products and supporting them with volume production. To see our TDI image sensor technology, which has its roots in more industrial markets, being applied so elegantly to such a visual field as high end panoramic photography is particularly gratifying. We wish Seitz all the best in their product introduction."
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 over 1000 employees world-wide.
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