Mike James – Bio
Mike James, Director, Engineering, SanDisk
Mike James currently serves as a director of engineering at SanDisk, where he is responsible for the definition and development of future flash products and technologies primarily focused in the enterprise storage market. Prior to joining SanDisk, James served as the Director of SoC Development within the Storage Device Division for Toshiba America Information Systems. There he oversaw the development and design of the Toshiba’s first in-house-designed Enterprise Hard Disk Controller.
Prior to Toshiba, he spent eight years with Fujitsu’s storage products division as senior director for advanced development and VLSI development, where responsibilities included researching, developing and bringing to market next-generation disk drive technologies such as full disk encryption. James also developed the first mobile SATA SoC in the industry, as well as Fujitsu’s first in-house designed SAS Host Interface. Before joining Fujitsu, he managed a system-on-chip development team at Texas Instruments.
James has been awarded five research patents with several others pending, and is on the SCSI Trade Association (STA) board of directors where he works closely with other prominent storage professionals to promote the benefits of SCSI technology to the industry. James holds B.S. and M.E.E degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.