DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, today announced it has received a major contract from Imaging Dynamics Company Limited ("IDC") (TSXV: IDL), a leading provider of digital radiography systems. Under the terms of the contract DALSA will develop a custom CCD image sensor chip and provide volume production over a period of 30 months. Deliveries to IDC are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2005. The contract is valued at CDN $5.1 million.
The DALSA image sensor chips will be "the eyes" of IDC's new XaminerTM line of digital x-ray detectors, which uses digital imaging technology to replace traditional film in general radiography imaging applications. The Xaminer line is specifically designed for large, cost sensitive markets such as China, India, and Brazil that require the high patient throughput of digital radiography, with competitive levels of image quality and dose efficiency.
"I am very pleased that DALSA will be supplying image sensor chips to IDC. This contract is yet another excellent example of how leadership in technology enables Canadian companies to successfully expand into new world markets," commented Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation.
"We are pleased to be partnering with another Canadian company on this truly global initiative," said Darryl Stein, IDC's President and CEO. "DALSA's technology has some phenomenal features and we are excited to employ this chip into our Xaminer series."
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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Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: (519) 886-6001 Ext. 2177
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IDC is the world's leading provider of affordable Digital Radiography (DR) systems. IDC Xplorer Direct Capture technology replaces conventional film based X-Ray and provides a cost effective alternative to inefficient cassette based Computed Radiography (CR) systems. The IDC Xplorer provides the industry's highest resolution radiographic images in the digital format needed for modern Electronic Medical Records networks, without the use of film, chemistry, cassettes or expensive imaging plates. IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta.
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Mr. Darryl Stein, President & CEO
Mr. Karim Teja, Chief Financial Officer
Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.
T: (403) 251-9939
F: (403) 251-1771
This press release contains forward looking statements based on assumptions, uncertainties and management's best estimates of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements are detailed from time to time in DALSA's periodic reports filed with the Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory authorities. DALSA has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.