DALSA Corporation
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DALSA Corporation

June 15, 2005 16:00 ET

DALSA Licenses CMOS Image Sensor Technology From Philips

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 15, 2005) - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, today announced the signing of a CMOS Technology License Agreement with Royal Philips Electronics N.V. This agreement provides DALSA with a license to use Philips patent rights, know-how, and product and prototype device designs relating to CMOS Imaging Technology.

This agreement is a significant step in DALSA's Strategy for Growth in its Digital Imaging division. Following the announcement of DALSA's new CMOS Business Unit in early 2005, this access to Philips' CMOS technology will immediately provide DALSA's expanded CMOS group with an even stronger base from which to launch its new products. Initial focus for the CMOS group, and for the application of this licensed Intellectual Property, will be in the professional and high volume industrial markets. The value to DALSA of this access to CMOS IP is enhanced by the company's recent hiring of several key scientists and engineers at its Eindhoven, NL, location, all of whom participated in the development of the licensed IP.

Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation, commented "I am very pleased to have access to Philips' world-leading CMOS technology for image sensor products, and to bring on board the team that helped develop it. This will allow us to make use of the CMOS technology and product designs almost immediately and well into the future. Furthermore, these new additions add greatly to our existing CMOS technology portfolio and complement the first class CMOS team we have in Waterloo, as we strive to address exciting new markets."

Ruud Peters, CEO of Philips Intellectual Property and Standards added "we are excited to share our CMOS imaging technology with DALSA and to see it being used in applications and markets beyond Philips' own scope."

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.

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.

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