DALSA Corporation

DALSA Corporation

March 08, 2005 08:30 ET

DALSA Receives Custom Camera Development Contract for Semiconductor Inspection




MARCH 8, 2005 - 08:30 ET

DALSA Receives Custom Camera Development Contract for
Semiconductor Inspection

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - DALSA Corporation
(TSX:DSA) announced today that it has received a $1.2 million contract
to develop custom CCD cameras for a leading supplier of semiconductor
inspection equipment. The high speed cameras will be the "electronic
eyes" in the customer's next generation inspection system, which will
enable semiconductor manufacturers to maintain better quality control,
improve yield and lower costs. The development is expected to be
completed by the second quarter of 2006, with potential for follow-on
volume production.

"We are pleased to begin this custom camera development for our valued
customer," commented Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation.
"These and other recent custom contracts demonstrate the value our key
customers place on DALSA's ability to combine one-of-a-kind custom
imaging solutions with follow-on production capabilities."

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, and highly engineered
semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image
sensor components; electronic digital cameras; and semiconductor wafer
foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image
sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips.

DALSA is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "DSA". Based in Waterloo, ON, Canada, the company has operations
in Bromont, PQ; Colorado Springs, CO; Woodland Hills, CA; Eindhoven, NL;
Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.

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.


Contact Information

    DALSA Corporation
    Patrick Myles
    Director, Corporate Communications
    (519) 886-6001 ext. 2177
    (519) 886-3972 (FAX)