Dave Fore, Client Manager & Senior Research Analyst
Data I/O Corporation Appoints Ken Myer to Board of Directors
Redmond, WA, March 12, 2012 - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading provider of e.MMC, Flash and Microcontroller device programming and IP management solutions used in wireless, consumer electronics and automotive electronics, today announced the appointment of Ken Myer to Data I/O's Board of Directors effective March 8, 2012.
Myer is currently the interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Yapta in Seattle, Washington, the leading provider of travel price assurance solutions. Since April 2010, Mr. Myer has been a strategy consultant and interim executive to technology panies and has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Washington's Center for Commercialization, in Seattle, Washington. From February 2011 to October 2011, he served as a consultant to Data I/O in the role of General Manager of the Azido Initiative. From November 2006 to March 2010, Mr. Myer was President and CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).
Previously, he served as Sr. Vice President of TeleSym, co-founder and CEO of Interval Systems, Executive Vice President of Active Voice, and he served 15 years with IBM in various executive positions with his last role being General Manger of the Northwest & Intermountain regions.
"I am delighted that Ken will be joining us," said Fred Hume, President and CEO of Data I/O Corporation. "His extensive sales, marketing, software industry, technology senior management and CEO level experience, as well as experience as a director of various boards and in working with Data I/O's team and our Azido Initiative make him a valuable addition to our Board."
Mr. Myer holds an MBA and Masters of Speech Communication from the University of Washington. He is currently on the board of Esna Technologies of Toronto, the University of Washington Information School, Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) and Washington FIRST Robotics.
Ken Myer will join the Company's existing directors: Doug Brown, Paul Gary, Fred Hume, Steve Quist and Bill Walker.
About Data I/O Corporation:
Celebrating 40 years of expertise in delivering intellectual property to programmable devices, Data I/O offers plete, integrated manufacturing solutions in wireless, automotive, programming center, semiconductor, and industrial control market segments for OEM, ODM, EMS and semiconductor panies. 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 pany's website at http://www.dataio.