SOURCE: DALSA

June 11, 2007 15:42 ET

Electronics Inspection OEMs Benefit From New Feature Set of DALSA's Falcon 4M60 Camera

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - DALSA (TSX: DSA) is pleased to announce that its Falcon 4M60 area scan camera now includes new features to extend its performance to the electronics inspection, machine vision and imaging markets. As a result of its robust design and exceptional imaging performance, the Falcon 4M60 has now become the choice of leading inspection OEMs. The camera offers a full 4 megapixels of resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) and offers a true global (non-rolling) shutter for smear-free imaging of fast-moving objects.

"The ability to perform high-speed image capture without smear or distortion has proven to be of tremendous value to semiconductor and automated optical inspection (AOI). Providing better image quality ensures more reliable inspections, which leads to fewer product defects and greater system efficiency," comments Dave Cochrane, Director of Product Marketing at DALSA.

In addition to the robust industry-proven performance, DALSA's proprietary sensor technology offers exceptional image quality and provides many modes of operation, including the following new features.

Features/Benefits

--  New Snapshot Mode -- The Falcon 4M60's
    new snapshot mode provides full trigger-
    to-image reliability. Renowned in our
    frame grabber products, this new feature
    allows immediate image acquisition based
    on internal or external trigger events.
    
--  New Controlled Integration Time -- The camera delivers well-controlled
    exposures, accurately down to 10 usec times, a critical feature for
    wafer inspection applications.
    
--  Highest Speed Transmission -- Camera drives high-speed signals via
    Camera Link™ beyond 10 meters, reducing data errors, increasing
    reliability, and facilitating ease of integration.
    
--  Economical -- Based on DALSA's proprietary sensor and camera
    technology, the Falcon solution is the most economical package for
    innovative inspection applications.
    
The Falcon 4M60 is compatible with DALSA's Xcelera-CL PX4 frame grabbers for the PCI Express bus.

DALSA's pricing for the Falcon series sets a new industry benchmark for value.

Additional models in the Falcon family, including a color version of the camera, will be available later this year.

For a full-resolution picture of DALSA's Falcon 4M60 camera, visit DALSA's media kit. For more product information, visit the Falcon 4M60 product page or download the Falcon 4M60 data sheet.

About DALSA Machine Vision

For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers and software are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, and manufacturing.

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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Contact Information

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    Kumi Verma
    Marketing Communications Manager
    DALSA
    Tel: +1-514-333-1301
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    www.dalsa.com

    Lisa Allocca
    Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
    Tel: +1-978-470-2227
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