Eli Harari will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President of the United States. As the founder of SanDisk Corporation, Harari will be honored for his innovations and contributions to flash memory storage solutions. Digital storage has had an impact on the evolving development of cameras, smart phones, USB drives, and other technological devices.
The Consumer Electronics Association recognized Eli Harari, co-founder and former CEO of SanDisk Corporation, for his leadership in developing flash memory storage solutions. He was inducted into the association's Hall of Fame during its Industry Forum held in October 2011 in San Diego, Calif. Harari was honored as being one of the “visionaries who have paved the way for the products and services that are changing the way we live.”
Eli Harari is the founder and CEO of SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory, the computer storage technology that is fundamental to a wide range of consumer electronics, from digital cameras to mobile phones. Harari earned his doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 1973.
Eli Harari *73, the founder, chairman and CEO of SanDisk Corporation, was appointed to the board of directors of Telegent Systems as an independent board member beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009.