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Andrew Walker

VP, Product

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Walker is widely known as a proven leader in the semiconductor industry, providing expert guidance specifically in the 3-D Flash memory technology segment. Dr. Walker has been particularly focused on 3-D Flash memory since 2000 and founded Schiltron Corporation to investigate and develop new 3-D memory technology. It was here that Dr. Walker built a prototype chip for high endurance 3-D flash. He worked for several major semiconductor companies including Cypress Semiconductor, Artisan Components and Matrix Semiconductor. Dr. Walker started and headed 3-D Flash research and development at Matrix Semiconductor, and built the world’s first thin-film transistor SONOS device for 3-D Flash memories. The fundamental elements of this device are now used in major forms of 3-D NAND. Prior to his work in Silicon Valley, Dr. Walker was with Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 1985 to 1994 where he headed their non-volatile memory research and development. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Dundee, Scotland and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He holds over 50 U.S. patents, and is the author and co-author of more than 30 academic articles and a book chapter on Silicon-Based Thin-Film Transistor Nonvolatile Memories, edited by T.Y. Tseng and S.M. Sze.

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