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DALSA Media Advisory: MEMS and Packaging Research Facility Receives $14.1 Million Grant from Federal Centres of Excellence Program

Bromont Quebec, December 8, 2010 - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced this week that the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (MICC) in Bromont, Quebec, will receive a $14.1 million grant as part of the Canadian government’s Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program.

This new grant, to be paid to the MICC over five years, is in addition to $83 million from the Canadian government and $95 million from the Quebec government announced in 2009. The investment, part of a $61.1 million program that establishes the MICC as one of five new Centres of Excellence, will accelerate and increase the MICC’s level of contribution to the Canadian and global semiconductor industries. The grant will be used to attract top researchers and add resources at the centre to support the process of translating leading-edge research into practical, commercializable industry solutions.

DALSA (TSX:DSA), the world’s leading independent MEMS foundry, is one of the founding partners in the MICC along with IBM Canada and the Université de Sherbrooke. The MICC will house some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment for 200mm based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3D Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) as well as advanced technologies associated with the assembly and packaging of silicon chips.

To read the full release, visit the Government of Canada’s news centre website.

DALSA (TSX: DSA) is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. For more information, visit www.dalsa.com

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Myles
Vice President, Corporate Communications
DALSA Corporation
Tel: (519) 886-6001 Ext. 2177
E-mail: [email protected]

Published 2010-12-08