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DALSA founder receives Order of Canada

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Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, chairman and founder of Waterloo, Ont.-based DALSA Corporation, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest distinction, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.


During his 30-year career as a professor at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Chamberlain made many important contributions and published more than 150 papers in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was integral to building a world-class electrical engineering program and establishing the University’s first microelectronics laboratory.

Chamberlain’s research into CMOS and CCD image sensors earned him 22 patents in semiconductor design and fabrication, which he parlayed into a successful digital imaging and semiconductor fabrication business. Since its founding in 1980, DALSA has grown to approximately 1000 employees world-wide and recorded over $200 million in revenue in 2008.

Chamberlain is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the IEEE, and the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, and the Ontario Premier’s Catalyst Award winner for Lifetime Achievement in Innovation.


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