Data I/O and Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH Announce Exclusive Worldwide Agreement

8/21/2002 - Data I/O, the leading innovator in device programming and automated programming systems, and Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH, a world leading supplier of sockets, connectors and cables, announced an agreement to design and manufacture high insertion count chip scale package (CSP) programming sockets. These sockets are for use on automated programming systems, and will be sold exclusively through Data I/O channels worldwide.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH agrees to be Data I/O’s strategic manufacturing partner for high insertion count programming sockets, while Data I/O markets and sells the product. CSP programming sockets are commonly used to transfer intellectual property (IP) via data signals to silicon. High Insertion Count sockets are designed for use in high-volume manufacturing applications.

High Insertion CountTM sockets are another industry first from Data I/O, delivering superior insertion life and yield performance compared to standard CSP sockets. "We are very pleased to be working with Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH. In co-operation we have designed a socket that not only delivers the lowest programming cost per device insertion, longest life and highest programming yields, but also supports today’s lean manufacturing principles," said Dave Rohona, Product Marketing Manager.

"This is an important partnership for Yamaichi. We are excited to have Data I/O as the exclusive, worldwide provider of our long life programming sockets," said Helge Puhlmann, President of Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH.

About Yamaichi Electronics (
Yamaichi Electronics, as a supplier of high performance interconnection devices was established in Tokyo in 1956. Yamaichi rapidly achieved world-class status as a manufacturer of high quality and reliable components, for use in the most demanding applications of electronic systems, including those with high temperature environments. Yamaichi uses state-of-the-art automated production and assembly equipment to produce high precision fine pitch sockets, connectors and flexible printed circuits with consistent quality and reliability. With offices in North America, Asia, Europe and Japan, Yamaichi provides its worldwide customers with conventional and custom products in the most favorable combination of price, quality and delivery.

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 customers. By combining leading edge technology and a deep understanding of our customers’ business processes, Data I/O is creating systems that dramatically improve Return on Investment. New systems include the world’s fastest and most cost-effective inline and manual Flash programming solutions, ProLINE-RoadRunnerTM and FlashPAKTM Networked Programming System. The company’s Connected Programming Strategy optimizes programming from design through manufacturing by creating a networked solution that connects engineering to manufacturing, business processes to business systems, and the firmware supply chain to its users. Data I/O Corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, and has sales and service offices worldwide.

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