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DALSA Introduces Newest “High Quanta” Image Sensors

December 1, 2008

Highly Sensitive, very low noise image sensor chips set new benchmark for low light imaging in scientific, medical and astronomy applications.


CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire) - RSNA 2008 -- DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA) announced the availability of two new High Quanta image sensors tailored for scientific, life sciences, and astronomy applications. DALSA's new High Quanta image sensors will be showcased this week at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Show, at DALSA's booth in the North Building of McCormick Place in Chicago, Hall B 7153.

DALSA's High Quanta sensors use advanced fabrication techniques and achieve incredible improvements in noise performance and quantum efficiency (QE), peaking at more than 70%. The new sensors also employ the latest designs in output amplifiers providing exceptionally low noise at high data rates, and are available now.

These two new High Quanta sensors with resolutions of 1044 x 1044 (IA-DJ-01044-00-R) and 524 x 524 (IA-DJ-00524-00-R) feature the same 24 µm size pixel. "Now users can enjoy the same High Quanta imaging performance in smaller and more cost effective sensor formats," said Behnam Rashidian, Product Manager, DALSA Life Sciences. "These new members of the High Quanta sensor family are aimed to be value leaders in their category," he concludes.

For those applications demanding ultra violet (UV) sensitivity and >90% QE, back side thinned (BST) devices will be available on a custom basis.

About DALSA's Life Science Products and Services
DALSA's scientific imaging product and services provide medical and scientific imaging equipment manufacturers with state-of-the-art image sensing, capture, and processing technology. The technology is backed by a field proven track record and an extensive install base; propelled by next generation R&D and delivered by a dedicated and highly trained team of imaging engineers. DALSA maintains ISO 13845 certification along with MIL-STD qualification for cameras and sensors. We offer leading edge design, build, and manufacturing processes specifically aimed at meeting your stringent quality control requirements.

About DALSA
DALSA Corp. 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.


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