Dr. Boaz Eitan
Executive Vice President at Spansion Inc.
Dr. Eitan brings with him more than 27 years of semiconductor research and management expertise. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics (1976), and a M.Sc. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) in Applied Physics, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 1981, he joined Intel Corporation as a physicist at their research and technology development center in Santa Clara, CA. In 1983, he joined WaferScale Integration. Inc., where he held various positions including Vice President of Product and Technology Development. In 1992, he established and managed WaferScale Integration Inc.'s Israeli design center.
He founded Saifun Semiconductors, Inc. in 1997, and has since served as the company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the inventor of Saifun's NROM technology.
Dr. Eitan currently holds 83 issued U.S. patents and has 43 pending U.S. patent applications.