DALSA announces significant new orders in core businesses

DECEMBER 13, 2007--DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, ON, Canada) has received significant new contracts in its digital imaging and semiconductor business units.

DECEMBER 13, 2007--DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, ON, Canada) has received significant new contracts in its digital imaging and semiconductor business units. The majority of the orders, which cover key end markets such as flat-panel display (FPD) and MEMS, are expected to be delivered during 2008.

"Since the beginning of November, we have seen a steady increase in the volume of orders for delivery in 2008," commented Brian Doody, CEO of DALSA. "We are particularly excited to see a much anticipated recovery in activity in the FPD capital-equipment market, driving orders for delivery in the first half of the coming year. In our Semiconductor Business, our recent MEMS purchase orders typify the continued strong demand at our foundry for our MEMS volume production capability. I am also pleased to report that the increase in orders is not limited to these end markets, as we are also seeing an increase in orders in other areas, including the other large contracts highlighted below."

Orders/contracts received by DALSA since the beginning of November include more than $3 million in orders from FPD inspection equipment OEMs to supply cameras and image processing boards, to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2007 and in the first half of 2008, and a $3.9 million order to deliver production MEMS devices for consumer applications, starting in the second quarter of 2008. This most recent contract is a follow-on to a production order the customer placed in October for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008.

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