Dr. Fujio Masuoka (舛岡 富士雄 Masuoka Fujio, born May 8, 1943, Takasaki, Gunma) is the inventor of flash memory. He joined Toshiba in 1971. There he also developed SAMOS memory. Dr. Masuoka was excited mostly by the idea of non-volatile memory, memory that would last even when power was turned off. He is now a professor at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.
Masuoka received the 1997 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Since 2005 Masuoka has been working as the CTO of Unisantis Electronics aiming to develop a three-dimensional transistor.
- ^ Fulford, Benjamin (24 June 2002). "Unsung hero". Forbes. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
- ^ "IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award Recipients". Retrieved 2008-05-16.
- ^ http://www.unisantis-el.jp/profile.htm