Data I/O Announces New Generation Flash Technology

Redmond, WA (01 August 2007) – Data I/O has today released a new generation of device programming technology that continues the company’s leadership position in
providing the most advanced programmable device support for Flash memory and
microcontroller devices. Known as FlashCORE II, this hardware and software combination
significantly extends the company’s advanced architectures and programming solutions for
the FlashCORE family of programming systems – including the ProLine RoadRunner inline
systems, the PS offline systems, the FLX500 automated desktop systems, and the FlashPAK
manual desktop system.

The first generation FlashCORE was introduced for Flash memory devices and later
extended to support Flash microcontrollers. FlashCORE systems have enjoyed a broad range
of installations in automotive and wireless manufacturing companies throughout the world
as well as all the major commercial programming centers.

Data I/O’s Flash-optimized technology has set the standard for programming speeds as
designed by the semiconductor manufacturers. Data I/O’s automated handling systems and
proprietary contact technology provide the highest yields available in the industry.
FlashCORE II represents a significant extension of the previous generation in terms of
current and future breadth of Flash device support.

“The market acceptance for our previous generation has been strong, and the value of
the technology has been repeatedly field-proven” noted Harald Weigelt, Vice President
Worldwide Sales & Marketing. “FlashCORE II provides a continued support path for the
latest devices and also protects our customers’ original investment in our automated
solutions. In some cases, such as with the ProLINE RoadRunner, customers using large
geometry devices can also achieve a significant performance gain because of this

New FlashCORE systems shipments beginning this month include the FlashCORE II
technology. Field upgrade kits are also available for existing automated system
installations to include the FlashCORE II technology.

About Data I/O Corporation

With over 35 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 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 with special manufacturing options such as serialization, traceability, version control, statistical data logging, co-planarity test, and bad block management. These solutions are scalable for small, medium and large volume applications with different device mixes. For further information on Data I/O, please visit or call (425) 881-6444.

Press contact – Jennifer Higgins, Data I/O Corporation 425-867-6922 or

Contact Information

Data I/O Corporation

10525 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA, 98073

tele: 425.867.6927
toll-free: 800.426.1045

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