Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WD Congratulates Dr. Eli Harari on Induction Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Western Digital Corp. today announced that the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has inducted founder and retired Chief Executive Officer of SanDisk1 Dr. Eli Harari into its 2017 class.  Dr. Harari was recognized for his groundbreaking inventions that helped lead to the development and commercialization of flash storage.  Dr. Harari was formally inducted during a ceremony last week at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. "The breakthrough storage technologies pioneered by Eli and his ability to recognize the broad applications for flash memory were instrumental in the creation of the flash industry and forever changed how we consume, store and share data," said Steve Milligan, chief executive officer at Western Digital.  "His ingenuity and bold vision helped to firmly establish the SanDisk® brand around the world.  Eli truly embodies the title ‘innovator’ and I am sincerely honored to congratulate him on this prestigious achievement."