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

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. 
Contact: 
Data I/O Corporation
Jennifer Higgins
425-867-6922
higginj@dataio.com