Data I/O Announces Appointment of Two New Directors

Data I/O Announces Appointment of Two New Directors 
REDMOND, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Data I/O Corporation
(NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced programming
and IP management solutions used in the manufacturing of flash and
flash-based intelligent devices, today announced the appointment of
Mark Gallenberger and Alan Howe to Data I/O's Board of Directors
effective January 31, 2013. 
"I'm delighted we've been able to attract Mark Gallenberger and Alan
Howe to the Board," said Doug Brown, Chairman of Data I/O
Corporation. "Their global electronics manufacturing and financial
markets expertise strengthen the skills and experiences represented
in the composition of the Data I/O Board." 
Mark Gallenberger, 49, has served as the Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer of LTX-Credence Corporation (NASDAQ:
LTXC), a manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment, which he
joined in 2000. For the six years prior, he was Vice President/Senior
Manager with Ernst &Young (Cap Gemini) in their consulting practice,
establishing the Deals & Acquisitions Group. Previously, he held
management and technical positions with Digital Equipment
Corporation. He has a Master of Business Administration from
Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science - Electrical
Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.  
Alan Howe, 51, has served as the Co-founder and Managing Partner of
Broadband Initiatives LLC, a boutique corporate advisory and
consulting firm, since 2001. Currently, he has a consulting
arrangement where he is Interim Chief Executive Officer at Sunrise
Telecom, Inc. He served as Vice President of Strategic and Wireless
Business Development for Covad Communications, Inc., a national
broadband telecommunications company from May 2005 to October 2008.
He served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate
Development for Teletrac, Inc. from April 1995 to April 2001.
Previously, he held various executive management positions for Sprint
PCS, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He is currently a board
member and Chairman for Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC) and has served
on a number of private and public boards including most recently
Chairman of Ditech Networks. He has a Master of Business
Administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science -
Business Administration and Marketing from University of Illinois. 
"We give our sincere thanks to Steve Quist and Bill Walker for their
years of service, as they retire from the Board at the end of the
month," said Doug Brown. "We welcome Alan and Mark to Data I/O. They
join the Company's remaining directors: Doug Brown, Anthony Ambrose,
Ken Myer, and Brian Crowley." 
About Data I/O Corporation
 Celebrating 40 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 is the leader in programming and 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. These solutions are
scalable for small, medium and large volume applications with
different device mixes. Data I/O Corporation has headquarters in
Redmond, Wash., with sales and services worldwide. For further
information, visit the company's website at http://www.dataio.com. 
Joel Hatlen
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Data I/O Corporation
investorrelations@dataio.com 
 
 
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