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DALSA Semiconductor GM to give MEMS talk at SEMICON West

Waterloo, Ontario, June 8, 2009 - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, is pleased to announce that Claude Jean, Vice President and General Manager of the DALSA Semiconductor foundry, will speak at the SEMICON West conference and trade show July 14 in San Francisco, CA. 

Mr. Jean’s presentation, entitled “Foundry's view of the MEMS Market”, will be part of the “Opportunities in MEMS” segment of the “Extreme Electronics” program. The presentation explains how the MEMS market, and particularly the MEMS foundry market, has expanded significantly in the past years and is forecasted to keep expanding at a much higher rate than the rest of the semiconductor industry. DALSA anticipated this trend in the late 1990s, and after almost 10 years of extensive efforts in R&D and capital investments, DALSA has positioned itself among the leading pure play MEMS foundries with a large patent portfolio and an unmatched process repertoire, as well as sustained revenue growth. The presentation will outline the key elements of DALSA’s strategy regarding technology development, market segments and manufacturing strategy that have led to this dominating position, as well as future plans to maintain and extend that position.
Mr. Jean holds graduate degrees in Physics and microelectronics as well as an MBA. He also serves on the board of directors of NanoQuebec.
About SEMICON West
SEMICON West showcases companies, technologies, and people driving the future of micro- and nanoelectronics design and manufacturing, presenting the latest developments in semiconductors, MEMS, renewable energy applications, semiconductor test, advanced packaging, wafer processing and more. For more information, visit http://www.semiconwest.org.
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
Internet: www.dalsa.com
Published 2009-06-08

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