MILPITAS, Calif., June 25, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Siva Sivaram as senior vice president of memory technology. Sivaram will report to Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk’s president and chief executive officer, and will be responsible for the ongoing development of SanDisk’s industry-leading NAND flash memory, as well as the development of next-generation technologies, including 3D NAND (BiCS) and 3D ReRAM.
In his role, Sivaram will also collaborate with SanDisk’s engineering teams to develop advanced system-level techniques for managing future generations of flash memory in the company’s storage products and solutions. He will partner with SanDisk’s global operations organization to ensure optimal production ramp in SanDisk’s world-class fab facilities, and lead SanDisk’s R&D collaboration with Toshiba.
“We are delighted to welcome Siva back to SanDisk,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of SanDisk. “His broad industry experience and deep understanding of memory technologies will be instrumental in helping extend our leadership and competitive advantage in NAND and post-NAND solutions.”
Sivaram has over 27 years of experience in semiconductors, 3D memory architectures, process technology, equipment and materials. He has held executive positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor (Matrix), and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he founded and led Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company, has served as a board member for a number of start-up firms, was entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosslink Capital and XSeed Capital, a research scholar at Matsushita Electric, and an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University.
Sivaram has published numerous technical papers as well as a textbook on chemical vapor deposition, and he holds several patents. He earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in materials science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, India, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
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