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Data I/O Corporation

September 23, 2010 16:14 ET

Data I/O Wins Prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Award From the Association of Washington Business

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) -  Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading provider of manual and automated programming solutions, today announced it has been awarded the Manufacturer of the Year in the category of small manufacturers from the Association of Washington Business (AWB). The award was presented in a ceremony that took place on September 22nd at the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington.

The Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes the premier small, medium and large manufacturing firms in the State of Washington for their business excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, positive impact on the local community and contribution to the state's economy. Data I/O's commitment to innovative design, corporate responsibility, an innovative culture, business excellence and product quality innovation have contributed to the success of the world's leading electronics and technology companies.

"In these difficult economic times, it is encouraging to see so many Washington businesses showing the kind of enterprise that is needed to help restore prosperity to the employers and citizens of our state," said AWB President Don Brunell. "Washington has a long history of innovation in manufacturing, and it's demonstrated once again this year with these award winners."

"It has been very exciting to be a part of Data I/O as we strive to excel at providing our global customers with world class products. We are creating new customer solutions that require significant invention and help our customers meet their production requirements. We are doing all of this while still being a socially conscious company with our community involvement and green initiative and maintaining and improving our strong, close-knit collaborative employee culture," said Phil Christenson, Director of Marketing at Data I/O.

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About Data I/O Corporation
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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