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FMS 2014- We chat with Dr. Simon Sze, co-inventor of the floating gate

Dr. Simon Sze stopped by for an interesting chat on the history of the floating gate
By: Paul Alcorn | IT/Datacenter News | Posted: Aug 14, 2014 6:08 am

Flash Memory Summit 2014 - One of the most interesting conversations we had at the Flash Memory Summit came from Dr. Simon Sze directly after he won a lifetime achievement award for co-inventing the floating gate back in 1967. Interestingly enough the very first floating gate was deployed in the original Nintendo game system.

 

 

According to our rough calculations there are over 1 pentillion floating gates in use in the world today. Or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 floating gates, for those keeping exact track. Dr. Simon Sze has an interesting story, and continues to teach in a university to this day.

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