Software supports 18,611 flash logic/microcontroller devices.

Press Release Summary:

Version 7.3 for Unifamily programmers provides TaskLink for Windows v5.0, updated algorithm support, and support for 199 additional Flash, logic, and microcontroller devices. Product also includes updates for company's UniSite®-xpi(TM)/UniSite, 3900/3980/3980xpi, 2900, AutoSite, and ProMaster programming systems. Additional offerings include support for 50 devices from AMD, including 32 and 64 Mb Mirrorbit Flash devices for embedded and wireless applications.

Original Press Release:

Data I/O® Corporation Releases v7.3 Update for its Unifamily Programmers Expanding Support to 18,611 Flash, Logic and Microcontroller Devices

Redmond, WA, June 30, 2003 - Data I/O® Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO), the leading provider of manual and automated programming systems, today announced the release of the version 7.3 update for its Unifamily programmers, expanding support to include 199 additional Flash, logic and microcontroller devices. The release includes updates for the company's UniSite®-xpi(TM)/UniSite, 3900/3980/3980xpi, 2900, AutoSite, and ProMaster programming systems. The additional device support brings the total number of devices supported by Unifamily programmers to 18,611. Updated algorithms are also provided with this release for 464 devices already supported by Unifamily programmers.

Some highlights among the 199 additional devices now supported by the UniSite include:

· New support for 50 devices from AMD, including many 32 and 64Mb Mirrorbit Flash devices for embedded and wireless applications.

· Support for microcontrollers from Hitachi, Cypress, and Microchip Technologies.

· ATMEL CAN Microcontrollers T89C51CC02 - The CANary(TM) 8-bit Flash microcontrollers combine the well known 80C51 functionality with Atmel® advanced Flash technology. Atmel designs these parts to meet the stringent requirements for automotive applications: low current consumption, small size, and insensitivity to harsh operating conditions, EMI/ESD protection and high reliability.

· Lattice ispMACH series low-power CPLDs: LC4032/4064/4128 - According to Lattice, designers of high performance computing and communications systems, which traditionally have had relatively unlimited power budgets, are increasingly interested in lowering power consumption to reduce operating cost and enhance system reliability.

· ST Microelectronics - Support for several M25Pxx serial Flash devices. The 4-Mbit M25P40 and the 8-Mbit M25P80 are targeted at emerging serial code-download in a wide range of applications, including hard disk drives, DVD players, graphics cards, printers, wireless LANs, ADSL, networking, industrial applications and set-top boxes.

The Unifamily v7.3 update release is scheduled to begin shipping to Data I/O customers and distributors June 30, 2003.

Keep Current Express Subscription Service

Programming support for a broad range of devices is important, but keeping up with changes in devices that are already supported can be even more critical. Many programmable devices experience algorithm changes during their lifetimes, requiring new programming algorithms. Data I/O's commitment is to support these changes by providing updates to device algorithms on a regular basis, so customers can be sure they are always using optimal programming algorithms. New and improved algorithms are made available as Keep Current downloads from the Data I/O Web site to all customers whose programmers are covered by a Keep Current update contract.

CD-ROM Update

Version 7.3 provides the new TaskLink for Windows version 5.0 plus all updated algorithm support on a single CD, for all products except 2900. The 7.3 update for the 2900 is provided on floppy diskettes and a TL-Win 5.0 CD.

Unifamily Programming Systems

UniSite®-xpi(TM) is the programming solution of choice in mission-critical industries including military, aerospace, automotive, medical, nuclear, and high performance telecommunications. The 3980xpi programming system provides broad device support and flexible socketing technology for a broad range of engineering design and prototyping applications. ProMaster 2500 is a fully integrated, fully automated system for programming, testing, sorting and labeling up to 500 programmable devices per hour. Programming jobs and tasks for all Unifamily programming systems are easily controlled from a PC, with Data I/O's TaskLink for Windows. Over 18,000 Unifamily programmers have been shipped to date.

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 operations. FlashCORE(TM) is the architecture behind a family of programmers that deliver the highest throughput and lowest cost per programmed device. For memory, microcontroller and logic device support, the MultiSyte and UniSite families provide universal support and versatility to address a wide variety of programming needs. Data I/O Corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, and has sales and service offices worldwide. For more information, see or call 800-426-1045.

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