SOURCE: Data I/O Corporation

Data I/O Corporation

February 28, 2011 16:48 ET

Data I/O Announces the Appointment of Douglas Brown to Board of Directors

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced programming and IP management solutions used in the manufacturing of flash and flash-based intelligent devices, today announced the appointment of Douglas W. Brown to Data I/O's Board of Directors effective April 1, 2011.

Brown is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for All Star Directories, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. All Star Directories is one of the Internet's fastest growing publishers of online and career school directories. Prior to joining All Star Directories in 2005, he served as a Division President with Leggett & Platt and as President of GoAhead Software. Brown worked for the venture capital firm Phoenix Partners and Paladin Partners, an early-stage consulting practice. He held Chief Financial Officer positions at Phamis and Seattle Silicon. He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant at Arthur Young & Co, now Ernst & Young in Seattle.

"I am delighted that we have been able to attract Doug," said Paul Gary, Chairman of Data I/O Corporation. "His experience and knowledge of internet and software businesses, background in the semiconductor industry, together with his skills as a CEO and financial expert make him a valuable addition to our board."

Douglas Brown has received the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Internet services category for the Pacific Northwest. He has served as member of more than 15 growth-stage and nonprofit boards of directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Idaho

He will join the Company's existing directors: Paul Gary, Fred Hume, Steve Quist and Bill Walker.

About Data I/O Corporation:
With almost 40 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 is the leader in programming and 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. These solutions are scalable for small, medium and large volume applications with different device mixes. Data I/O Corporation has headquarters in Redmond, Wash., with sales and services worldwide. For further information, visit the company's website at

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    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Data I/O Corporation
    6464 185th Ave. NE, Suite 101
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