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Data I/O Corporation Named Best Place to Work by Seattle Met Magazine

REDMOND, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading provider of manual and automated device programming solutions, announced it has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work by Seattle Met magazine.

Seattle Met magazine in partnership with the Lake Washington Human Resource Association, Seattle Society for Human Resource Management, Q13 FOX News and Best Companies Group, an independent research firm, conduct and analyze data from a confidential employment engagement survey. The survey evaluates the company's culture and employees' experiences including benefits packages, unique and creative employee benefit programs and diversity.

Headquartered in Redmond, Washington with offices in Munich, Germany and Shanghai, China, Data I/O is the industry leader providing electronic design software, programming equipment and software solutions for the latest device technologies including EPROM, EEPROM, NOR Flash, FRAM, NAND Flash and e.MMC. For the past forty years, Data I/O's innovative solutions enable the design and manufacture of electronic products including mobile devices, infotainment systems, navigation equipment, industrial controls, engine control units and more.

"I'm thrilled Data I/O has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the Seattle area," stated Ruth Alstadt, Director of Human Resources. "Data I/O is a close-knit, innovative and collaborative company. Team members work on projects that challenge and develop them and are empowered to achieve results. In addition, we offer programs to support a healthy work/life balance and a comprehensive benefits package including four weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays with a week off at Christmas, flexible schedules with telecommute options, weekly onsite yoga classes at a reduced rate, quarterly pub nights and a variety of training and professional development classes."

"The Northwest is a very competitive environment to attract and retain top technology talent," stated Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O Corporation. "Data I/O has built a strong team. Being named one of the best companies to work for by Seattle Met magazine validates that a small tech company can compete for the same talent as local Fortune 500 companies."

For more information about Data I/O visit: www.dataio.com. For more information about Seattle Met's Best Places to Work visit: http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/best-places-to-work.

About Data I/O Corporation

For 40 years, Data I/O Corporation has been the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of innovative solutions for programmable devices. Since 1972, we have championed the use and growth of programmable devices in a wide variety of industries and products. Today, our customers manufacture millions of products each year using Data I/O programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively implement their Intellectual Property into programmable devices. And for the future, virtually every new electronic product produced by OEM, ODM, or EMS facilities represents another potential customer for Data I/O solutions.

In collaborative innovation with our customers, Data I/O provides programming solutions for devices in any package, whether programmed in a socket or on a circuit board. Our expertise in programmable integrated circuits, global supply chain processes, and IP management and protection helps bring innovative new products to life. Data I/O joins in partnership with our customers to provide "Application Innovation" solutions that integrate device management into existing business processes. These solutions are backed by a global network of Data I/O support and service providers, assuring success for our customers.

For further information on Data I/O, please visit www.dataio.com or call 800-426-1045.

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