SAN JOSE, Calif. -- On June 25, SanDisk Corp.'s co-founder, chairman and CEO, Eli Harari, will receive the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal.
The award, to be given at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., recognizes Harari's innovation of flash memory technology, contribution to the proliferation of flash memory devices, and visionary leadership within the semiconductor industry.
Harari, along with his colleagues Sanjay Mehrotra, president and COO, and Jack Yuan, senior vice president, founded SanDisk in 1988.
Harari holds a doctorate degree in solid state sciences from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in physics with honors from Manchester University. In addition to inventing the floating gate EEPROM, the precursor to flash, Harari's technical resume includes more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents and numerous technical publications.