MANHASSET, NY -- SanDisk Corp.’s co-founder and former CEO Eli Harari was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association CE Hall of Fame at CEA’s Industry Forum on Tuesday.
At the San Diego ceremony, Harari was recognized for his vision and leadership as SanDisk grew from a Silicon Valley startup into a Fortune 500 company with revenues approaching $5 billion in 2010.
SanDisk invented flash mass storage cards, which sparked the digital photography revolution and spurred the emergence and growth of digital music and digital video; and pioneered the USB flash drive, which ranks among the most popular forms of digital storage.
SanDisk also supplies the embedded and removable flash storage products for smartphones and tablets and solid state drives.
“It is a pleasure to recognize Dr. Harari for his vision and life-long contributions that have had such a positive impact on the consumer electronics industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president of the CEA, in a statement.