Milpitas, Calif., August 6, 2009 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), today announced that it has appointed two distinguished industry and technology leaders to its board of directors, with immediate effect. The new board appointees are Kevin DeNuccio, currently vice chairman of Redback Networks a subsidiary of L.M. Ericsson and Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu, currently the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor of Microelectronics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
"Kevin and Chenming will contribute significant business and technical excellence to our board of directors," said Dr. Eli Harari, chairman and CEO, SanDisk. "These are exciting times, and we look forward to their participation and guidance as SanDisk pursues significant opportunities in our target markets."
Mr. DeNuccio currently serves as Vice Chairman of Redback Networks a subsidiary of L.M. Ericsson and as a board member with JDS Uniphase Corporation, Data Connections Ltd, and Catholic Charities. Previously, he served as CEO of Redback for seven years and before that, was senior vice president of worldwide service provider operations at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, DeNuccio held several executive management roles with Verizon Communications, Unisys Corporation, and Wang Laboratories. He holds finance and MBA degrees from Northeastern University and Columbia University, respectively.
Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor of Microelectronics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as the chief technology officer of TSMC, the world's largest dedicated integrated circuits foundry. In addition, Dr. Hu was the founding chairman of Celestry Design Technologies, acquired by Cadence Design Systems and was the board chairman of the non-profit East Bay Chinese School, Oakland, CA. He holds three degrees in electrical engineering: a B.S. from the National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC, Berkeley.
SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards, from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers.SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
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