SanDisk Corp. founder Eli Harari, who earned a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton in 1973, describes how a successful inventor recognizes a need and changes the world by pushing innovation.
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Posted August 19, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
Eli Harari, who earned a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton in 1973, describes in this video profile how a successful inventor recognizes a need and changes the world by pushing innovation.
Harari recalls how his research experience at Princeton influenced his work as founder and chief executive officer of SanDisk Corp. SanDisk is 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.
In 2008, the Global Semiconductor Alliance awarded Harari the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. In 2009, Harari received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Robert N. Noyce Medal in recognition of his leadership in the development and commercialization of flash memory technology. He holds more than 100 patents issued in the field of non-volatile memories and storage systems.
The video was made by Michael Wood, who earned a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2008.