SanDisk Promotes Sanjay Mehrotra to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Company Co-Founder To Have Greatly Expanded Range of Responsibilities.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2001
SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) announced today the promotion of Sanjay Mehrotra, 43, to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. . In his new position, Mehrotra will continue to report to company president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Eli Harari and will have responsibility for all SanDisk manufacturing operations Manufacturing operations concern the operation of a facility, as opposed to maintenance, supply and distribution, health, and safety, emergency response, human resources, security, information technology and other infrastructural support organizations. , engineering, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and marketing, OEM sales, industrial products and quality assurance. The promotion is effective immediately.
Harari said, "We are very fortunate to have Sanjay stepping up to his new position with greatly expanded business responsibilities. Sanjay is a person of the highest integrity, and is one of the most effective and highly respected technical managers in our industry today. He has demonstrated excellent business judgment and technical leadership in every position of responsibility he has held at SanDisk. Over the past 18 months, he has led the company's highly successful transformation to NAND flash See flash memory. technology and products and has been our primary liaison with Toshiba, our partner in the FlashVision L.L.C. joint venture. I look forward to working closely with Sanjay in the coming years."
Mehrotra's most recent position at SanDisk was senior vice president of engineering, which included responsibilities for directing SanDisk's NAND flash program, developing all SanDisk flash products and managing the company's intellectual property licensing activities. He is also executive vice president of FlashVision, a new semiconductor company started by Toshiba and SanDisk to manufacture advanced NAND flash components. Mehrotra is a co-founder of SanDisk and has been with the company since its inception in 1988. He is also a board member of Divio, a privately held semiconductor start-up company start-up company
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Previously, Mehrotra has also served as SanDisk's vice president of product development and director of memory design and product engineering. He has more than 21 years of experience in the non-volatile semiconductor memory industry including engineering and engineering management positions at Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking , Seeq Technology, Integrated Device Technology IDT (NASDAQ: IDTI) was founded in 1980 as a semiconductor vendor. Employing approximately 2500 people worldwide, headquartered in San Jose, California and operating a fab in Hillsboro, Oregon, the company both designs and fabricates semiconductor components. and Atmel Corporation.
Mehrotra earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. Commonly referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley and Cal . He holds several patents and published articles in the area of non-volatile memory design and flash memory systems.
SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.
SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com
Note to Editors: A photo of Mehrotra can be downloaded from the SanDisk web site at: http://www.sandisk.com/about/media.asp#exec