Socket Adapters suit med/high volume programming applications.

Press Release Summary:

High Insertion Count (HIC) Socket Adapters(TM) are designed for ProLINE-RoadRunner(TM) and PP/PS Automated Programming Systems. They support Chip-Scale packages including BGA, micro-BGA, and others. Statistical monitoring capabilities built into adapter board provide tool to aid in preventative maintenance.

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Data I/O® Announces High Insertion Socket Adapters(TM)

Redmond, WA, September 10th, 2002 - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading provider of manual and automated programming systems, announced today the release of High Insertion Count (HIC) Socket Adapters for ProLINE-RoadRunner(TM) and
PP/PS Automated Programming Systems. High Insertion Count adapters support a variety of Chip-Scale Packages including BGA, micro-BGA, and others. Designed for use in medium to high volume programming applications, HIC adapters deliver the industry's lowest programming cost per device and highest programming yields.

"High Insertion Count Adapters make value flow from raw material through consumption using the fewest resources, including time, people and materials," said Mark Briant, product marketing manager at Data I/O. "Efficiencies are gained through simplified
socket inventory management, lower overall socket costs, reduced scrap costs, less rework and optimized operator utilization through reduced scheduled downtime. The end result is improvcd manufacturing profits for our high volume customers."

Additionally, Data I/O has combined long-life/high-yield programming sockets with statistical monitoring capabilities built into the adapter board. This provides customers with an additional tool to aid in preventative maintenance resulting in higher performing production lines. High Insertion Count Adapters support the principles of lean thinking by reducing non-value-added steps and costs associated with managing and tracking

About Data I/O
Celebrating 30 years of innovative leadership in the device programming industry, Data I/O Corporation® (NASDAQ: DAIO) provides manual and automated device programming systems that specifically address the requirements of engineering and
manufacturing customers. By combining leading edge technology and a deep understanding of our customers' business processes, Data I/O is creating systems that dramatically improve Return on Investment. New systems include the world's fastest and most cost-effective inline and manual Flash programming solutions, ProLINE-RoadRunner(TM) and FlashPAK(TM) Networked Programming System. The company's Connected Programming Strategy optimizes programming from design through manufacturing by creating a networked solution that connects engineering to manufacturing, business processes to business systems, and the firmware supply chain to its users. Data I/O Corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, and has sales and service offices worldwide.

For more information. To receive more information on High Insertion Count (HIC) Socket Adapters or any Data I/O programming system, contact:

Data I/O Corporation
10525 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98073
Toll Free: 800.332.8246
Phone: 425.881,6444
Fax: 425.867.6250

Media Contacts:
Mark Briant
Product Marketing
Data I/O Corporation

Jeff Kenyon
Vice President
Goldstein Group Communications

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