DALSA receives $2.1 million image-sensor order
DECEMBER 9--DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, ON, Canada; www.dalsa.com) has received a major production order for custom image sensors from an international customer.
DECEMBER 9--DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, ON, Canada; www.dalsa.com) has received a major production order for custom image sensors from an international customer. The order is valued at $2.1 million and will be delivered in the first half of 2004.
The chips will be "the eyes" of a sophisticated imaging system the customer is developing for space-based remote sensing. Remote sensing is often used for monitoring crops, comparing urban and rural land use, tracking icebergs, detecting oil spills, and making maps and nautical charts. The $2.1 million contract is a "follow-on" production order resulting from a custom image-sensor development that DALSA's Application Specific Contracts group recently completed for the customer. As a result of key features incorporated into this new image sensor product, DALSA now has the proven capability to supply imaging solutions for space-borne applications.
"This most recent order underscores DALSA's ability to offer a complete custom imaging solution for its customers, from image sensor and camera development through to reliable follow-on production," commented Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation. "Looking forward, this combined capability will continue to be an important growth driver in our imaging business."
DALSA is an international semiconductor and electronics company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing wafer foundry services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products include image sensor components; electronic digital cameras; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high voltage semiconductors, image sensors, and mixed-signal CMOS chips.