Dalsa exhibits in China

MARCH 22--Dalsa (Waterloo, On, Canada; www.dalsa.com) is participating as both a presenter and exhibitor at the International Machine Vision Exhibition in China this week.

Mar 22nd, 2006

MARCH 22--Dalsa (Waterloo, On, Canada; www.dalsa.com) is participating as both a presenter and exhibitor at the International Machine Vision Exhibition (www.machinevisionshow.cn/wangzhanlanmu/english/001/zhanhuigailan1.htm) in China this week. The company is showing a number of its products including the Netsight II machine-vision system with iNspect software; Spyder GigE and Piranha2 linescan cameras, and the X64-CL iPro Express frame grabber. Dalsa will also be presenting a seminar entitled "Choosing the right machine vision components, from image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers and software to smart vision appliances" on Thursday, March 23.

Machine Vision China is an event and conference organized by the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (www.cmes.org) and China Vision.Net (www.china-vision.net). It serves as a platform for suppliers to showcase technology, products, and equipment related to machine vision. Machine Vision China is taking place at the same time as Semicon China and FPD China.

According to the show organizers, overall sales in the worldwide machine-vision market is $6 billion--$7 billion, centralized in Europe, the USA, and Japan. China's market accounts for about $10M--$20M. Based on China's 8% GDP growth rate in which the account of industrial growth is 20%--30%. With conservative estimation, the growth rate of vision products should be no less than 10%--15%.

In overseas markets, machine-vision products are mainly used in the semiconductor and electronics industries. To May 2005, the Chinese machinery and electronics industry was valued at $32 billion. It is predicted that by 2010, China will become the second largest consumer of semiconductors, next to the United States.

At least two Chinese manufacturers are independently developing and producing intelligent cameras with their own intellectual property. Quite a few foreign brand suppliers have established offices together with distribution and service networks. Chinese companies are also providing products, unifying sales, system integration, and after-sale services for many international companies.

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