February 5, 2009: Steve Wozniak Joins Fusion-IO
2009 – Steve Wozniak accepted a job as “Chief Scientist” of Fusion-IO. Fusion IO focuses on SSD storage and flash memory appliances for Enterprise technology. This was the first time I actually interviewed Steve Wozniak about this role.
His job was to understand and teach others of the importance of Flash memory. Since he was an “Application guy”, this was a new strategy for him. The company promoted itself with a wall of videos – hundreds of TV shows and movies playing simultaneously on a single machine with Fusion-IO memory installed.
Fusion-IO went through some major changes: most notably the acquisition by SanDisk on June 16, 2014. Woz ultimately left this position on November 19, 2014 to work for Primary Data – a startup consisting of key players from Fusion-IO.
Wikazine – Full show notes for February 5
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