SOURCE: Data I/O Corporation

January 30, 2008 16:57 ET

Data I/O Corporation Announces FlashCORE Boost Technology

Unmatched Performance Gains for NAND

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading provider of manual and automated device programming systems and solutions, today announced the release of FlashCORE Boost technology that produces significant performance gains for NAND Flash memory devices as an extension of the FlashCORE II technology.

Data I/O's FlashCORE II programming architecture, released in August of 2007, was a significant extension of the first generation FlashCORE architecture. The FlashCORE Boost release represents further confirmation of the power of FlashCORE II capabilities.

Users of Data I/O's PS288, PS588 and RoadRunner systems shipped before June 30, 2007 can upgrade their systems to the FlashCORE II technology. Users of those systems shipped July 1, 2007 will receive the FlashCORE Boost upgrade as a part of their annual support agreement. Both hardware and software FlashCORE Boost upgrades are available for shipment in Q1 2008.

"This technology enhancement is of immediate benefit to users of our FlashCORE II systems -- NAND programming/verify speeds are increased by as much as 300-400%," noted Harald Weigelt, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support. "For example, a 2GB NAND device that consumed 76 seconds to program and verify has been reduced to less than 17 seconds. That kind of dramatic performance gain provides an immediate gain in production throughput for our users. The consumption of high density memories is exploding in a variety of consumer and automotive electronics. Without these technology advances, the higher density memory devices could quickly become a volume production bottleneck."

Throughout 2007, Data I/O has extended the capabilities of base programming platforms by delivering improved device handling capabilities, improved vision and inspection systems, applications software, improved actuation technology, and extended new device support. The company's proprietary High Insertion Count (HIC) adapters continue to provide the best quality and lowest cost per part than any other interconnect scheme available.

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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