Flash Memory Summit 2017 (FMS) announces its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is George Perlegos. Award is presented to the most distinguished contributors to the success of Flash Memory. George is being honored "for chip design and fabrication process inventions used in EPROM, EEPROM and Flash Memory devices which have been instrumental in the ubiquity of non-volatile memory."
Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk co-founder and current Micron President and CEO, states "George Perlegos has been a revolutionary force in our industry. He was my mentor when I was a non-volatile memory designer at both Intel and SEEQ, and he had a huge impact on my professional life as well as that of countless others."
In the 1970s, George was a key developer of three pivotal Intel EPROM and EEPROM chips whose innovations paved the way for Flash Memory. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found SEEQ and ATMEL in the early 1980s. For more info, visit the Flash Memory Summit website.