Skyera Forms Technical Advisory Board
San Jose, Calif. – July 24, 2012 – Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced the formation of the Skyera Advisory Board. The first two members to join the Board are Tong Zhang and Ken Takeuchi, two electrical engineering academics with unbeatable talent in the design of VLSI circuits, signal processing and data storage devices, non-volatile memories and SSDs.
Tong Zhang received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Xian Jiaotong University, Xian, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2002. Currently he is an Associate Professor in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE.
Ken Takeuchiis a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering of Chuo University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Physics and Ph.D. in Electric Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and an MBA from Stanford University. Ken holds over 200 patents worldwide, including successfully commercializing the world’s first multi-level cell NAND flash memory in 2001.
“We are committed to creating disruptive solid-state storage systems that deliver unparalleled performance and density at price parity equivalent to hard disk drive systems. Leveraging the collective intelligence and experience of people from memory backgrounds will be invaluable,” says Rado Danilak, CEO at Skyera. “By forming a Technical Advisory Board with members like Tong and Ken, we gain important technical insights essential in delivering true innovation today and into the future.”
Skyera Inc. is an emerging provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who previously developed the world’s most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid-state storage sector. The company was featured in the Gartner report “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012.”
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