MILPITAS, CALIF., November 5, 2007 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced the promotion of Dr. Khandker Nazrul Quader to the newly created position of senior vice president of NAND Flash memory design, and CAD and NAND flash memory product development. Dr. Quader, whose promotion is effective immediately, will report to Dr. Randhir Thakur, SanDisk's executive vice president of technology and worldwide operations.
Dr. Quader, who has been with SanDisk since 1995 and most recently was vice president of memory design, leads a multi-national engineering team that is responsible for the advancement of NAND flash memory technology and multi-level and binary flash memory development.
"Khandker has risen through the ranks at SanDisk by making significant contributions, as shown in the numerous patents he holds in the field of NAND flash, NOR flash, DRAM, EEPROM, SRAM, analog circuits, temperature compensation schemes, advanced architectures, devices, reliability, and I/O structures," said Thakur. "In addition to the creation of the SanDisk NAND design and product development organization, Khandker has built a global technology network with strong teams in the U.S., Japan and India to achieve and maintain SanDisk's technology leadership."
Prior to SanDisk, Quader worked for IBM Corporation in the design and development of DRAM. He also worked for Intel Corporation in the design and development of non-volatile memory, Static RAM, and differentiated memory products.
Quader received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from MIT in 1982, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1984, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1993, in the area of device physics and its interaction with circuits.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
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