SOURCE: Data I/O Corporation

December 10, 2007 06:00 ET

Data I/O Corporation Announces Vestel, Leading European Consumer Products Manufacturer, Orders US$750,000 of ProLINE RoadRunners

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading provider of manual and automated device programming systems, today announced they received a purchase order for multiple units of the ProLINE RoadRunner JIT programming solution from Vestel, a major provider of consumer electronics and white goods in Europe, G.U.S. Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Indian subcontinent. The manufacturing company is a leading supplier of washing machines, dishwashers, and air conditioners as well as conventional and flat-panel televisions. Initial RoadRunner deliveries begin in Q4 of 2007 and continue on a monthly basis into the second half of calendar year 2008.

Vestel made a strategic decision to shift production away from distributed production cells with manual operation towards a fully integrated SMT process, including automating device programming. Data I/O's ProLINE RoadRunner is designed for such lean manufacturing strategies connecting directly onto the SMT line and integrates with Vestel's ERP system which allow changes made to programming jobs automatically by scanning PCB barcodes at the beginning of the line.

"We are very pleased to have received this declaration of confidence in our programming solutions," noted Harald Weigelt, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services. "Vestel had enjoyed a good return on their initial RoadRunner installation and has significantly increased their investment in our technology as they expand their production capacity. There is no other JIT programming solution like the RoadRunner which mixes well with our customers' lean manufacturing strategies."

The ProLINE RoadRunner is a member of Data I/O's FlashCore family of automated programming solutions and incorporates the recently released FlashCore II programming technology. The new generation FlashCore II extends the breath of support and performance of the memory and microcontroller devices.

About Data I/O

With over 35 years of expertise in delivering intellectual property to programmable devices, Data I/O offers complete, integrated manufacturing solutions in wireless, automotive, programming center, semiconductor, and industrial control market segments for OEM, ODM, EMS and semiconductor companies. Data I/O provides hardware and software solutions for turn-key programming and device testing services, as well as in-system (on-board), in-line (right before use at the SMT line), or in-socket (off-line) programming with special manufacturing options such as serialization, traceability, version control, statistical data logging, co-planarity test, and bad block management. These solutions are scalable for small, medium and large volume applications with different device mixes. For further information on Data I/O, please visit or call 800-426-1045.

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