SanDisk’s Dr. Manuel d’Abreu Named IEEE Fellow

MILPITAS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 12, 2013SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the IEEE has named Dr. Manuel d’Abreu a Fellow for contributions to the design of resilient manufacturing processes for electronic products. Dr. d’Abreu is a Fellow within SanDisk’s Corporate Engineering organization where his responsibilities include memory management, error correction and technical relations with universities.

Dr. d'Abreu is a Fellow within SanDisk's Corporate Engineering organization. (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. d'Abreu is a Fellow within SanDisk's Corporate Engineering organization. (Photo: Business Wire)

The grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1 percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

“Manuel’s recognition by the IEEE is a great honor, and we are proud that he shares this unique distinction with world-renowned technologists who have made important contributions to the fields of engineering and science,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk.

Dr. d’Abreu has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His experience and expertise spans the system-on-chip and system-in-package design, test and manufacturing disciplines, as well as flash storage technology and coding theory. Dr. d’Abreu is active within the professional high-technology community, and his activities include being an advisor to the National Science Foundation and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University. His work has been published at more than 40 technical conferences and in industry journals, and he holds 24 patents with 15 more pending.

About the IEEE

The IEEE is a leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit

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