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Dr. Savvas Chamberlain of DALSA Receives Automated Imaging Achievement Award

Teledyne DALSA

Ann Arbor, MI – Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, Ontario) has received the Automated Imaging Association’s (AIA) Achievement Award for Industry Leadership, the machine vision industry’s highest honor.  The award was presented on February 5, 2004, during the annual AIA Business Conference.

The Achievement 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. According to Jeff Burnstein, Executive Director of the AIA, Dr. Chamberlain was a terrific choice.

‘‘When you look at how Dr. Chamberlain built DALSA from a small consulting firm when he founded it in1980 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,’‘ Burnstein said.

Since establishing the company, Dr. Chamberlain has been an integral part in the direction of DALSA’s research and development.  In 1996, he led DALSA through its IPO.  In 1999 he was the driving force behind the acquisition of Silicon Mountain Design, and Med-Optics in 2000.

In winning the award, Dr. Chamberlain adds his name to the prestigious list of past recipients that includes industry leaders such as Ken Levy of KLA-Tencor, Dr. Robert Shillman of Cognex Corporation, Pat Costa of RVSI, Dwight Carlson (formerly of Perceptron), Stan Karandanis of Datacube, Amir Novini of Applied Vision Company, Valerie Bolhouse of Ford Motor Company, Nello Zuech of Vision Systems International, and Perry West of Automated Vision Systems.

Born in Cyprus, Dr. Chamberlain pursued his university studies in England.  He obtained his first degree from Northern Polytechnic in London, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Southhampton University, U.K.  On the business side, he completed Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program and Business-to-Business Marketing Program.

Prior to founding DALSA, he was a Full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Waterloo, where he continues as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus.  While on leave from the University, he did research stints at Bell Northern Research and the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

During his career, Dr. Chamberlain has written over 150 papers for refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings, holds 20 patents, and has contributed original research to textbooks on fundamental theory in his field.

A past Board Member of the Automated Imaging Association, Dr. Chamberlain has received many industry awards, such as being elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1990 for his pioneering work in MOSFETs and CCD image sensor technology.

For more details about the Automated Imaging Achievement Award, contact AIA Headquarters at 734/994-6088.

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