FEBRUARY 6--Savvas Chamberlain, CEO and chairman of DALSA Corporation, has received the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) Achievement Award for Industry Leadership. The award was presented on February 5, 2004, during the annual AIA business conference in Orlando, FL. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in promoting market acceptance of industrial and/or scientific imaging. Nominations are received from all over the world, with the winner selected by the 15-member AIA board of directors. Previous winners include Ken Levy of KLA-Tencor and Robert Shillman of Cognex Corporation.
"When you look at how Dr. Chamberlain built DALSA from a small consulting firm when he founded it in 1980 to a global leader in digital imaging cameras, image sensors, and semiconductor technology with more than $100 million in sales revenue today, you clearly see that he has been a major contributor to the overall growth of the machine-vision industry in the past two decades," said Jeff Burnstein, executive director of the AIA.
Chamberlain has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals in the area of CCDs and semiconductor devices and has authored and coauthored more than 20 patents. He recently received the Ernst & Young 2003 Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year award for the Technology and Communications industry segment.
The AIA represents more than 200 machine-vision suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups, and consulting firms. The association is best known for its trade shows and conferences, the annual Machine Vision Market Study, and Machine Vision Online.
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 wafer-foundry services. For more information, please seewww.dalsa.com.