February 5, 2009: Steve Wozniak Joins Fusion-IO

Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak

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

Subcribe to Day In Tech History:

RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play - Spotify
Twitter - Facebook

RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial

Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation!

Click Here to Support the Sconnie Geek Nation!

In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows.

  • Namco acquires controlling interest in Atari
  • AOL blackout
  • Gibert Amelio becomes Chairman of Apple
  • Victoria’s Secret online fashion show attracted 1.5 million viewers


Play