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  • Mio Technology Hires Director of Product Management and Sales, H. Kiyoshi Hamai, For North America Region
Fremont, California - March 23, 2006 - Mio Technology Ltd., a leading worldwide supplier of personal GPS navigation devices, announced the addition of Kiyoshi Hamai as the Director of Product Management and Sales for North America. Hamai brings more than 25 years of experience and success with consumer products, distribution, marketing and sales to Mio Technology. The company is currently in discussions with the major retailers in North America and expects to be widely distributed in the US and Canada. At Mio Technology, Hamai will be responsible for retail channel partner related business development, as well as product management for Mio's North American products.

Prior to joining Mio Technology, Hamai consulted with companies involved in developing GPS products and location based services. "I'm excited to be a part of Mio Technolgy and leverage my past expertise to explore the many opportunities Mio has in the U.S. GPS market," said Kiyoshi Hamai. "Mio has strategic plans to build a strong brand here in the U.S. and we will use our resources be competitive and win significant marketshare."

Previously, Hamai served as vice president, strategic business development with Tele Atlas North America until 2004 as well as vice president product management. While with Tele Atlas Hamai was involved in securing partnerships with Telematics service providers, vehicle navigation firms and GIS companies. His technical knowledge, responsiveness, and understanding of distribution and business models coupled with the ability to anticipate customer needs are invaluable to Mio Technology.

Hamai holds a bachelor's of science degree in mathematics from the University of California, Davis.

About Mio Technology Ltd. (MTL)

Mio Technology Ltd. (MTL) operations are worldwide. Foreseeing that the mobile lifestyle and mobile commerce will be mainstays of life in the near future, the company is dedicated to the development of enabling devices.Its main business is the sale of Mio DigiWalker - branded mobile communication products, such as smartphones, Pocket PCs and handheld GPS systems.

For additional information on MTL and its products, the North American headquarters are located at 47988 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.Phone (510) 252-6950 . fax (510) 252-6930 . e-mail at sales@miogps.com. The company is online at www.miogps.com/index.htm.