U.S. to honor Israeli founder of flash storage company SanDisk

SanDisk headquarters in Milpitas, Calif. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Dr. Eli Harari, the Israeli founder of the SanDisk flash storage company, has been named as one of the nine 2014 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Harari will receive the medal at a White House event later this year.

“These scholars and innovators have expanded our understanding of the world, made invaluable contributions to their fields, and helped improve countless lives,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.

According to the White House, the medal “recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the nation’s technological workforce.”

Posted on October 20, 2014 .