SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Edward H. Frank, age 56, to the Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2013. Dr. Frank recently retired as vice president of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, Inc. He holds over 50 United States patents and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.
"Ed's extensive technology and industry expertise make him a strong addition to our board of directors as we execute on our strategies to scale our success," said Shane Robison, chairman and chief executive officer of Fusion-io. "His experience in creating revolutionary technology that defines the industry standard across global markets will provide valuable guidance as we extend our leadership in helping our customers transform information into opportunity."
"Fusion-io is a visionary company in the use of flash memory technology to solve today's IT challenges," said Frank. "I look forward to helping the team extend its leadership through an industry transition that is just beginning to reshape the datacenter."
Frank was formerly vice president of research and development at Broadcom, where he was responsible for Broadcom's overall engineering execution and played a key role in corporate business and IP strategy. He also held positions at Sun Microsystems and was a founder of Epigram, Inc. which was acquired by Broadcom, and co-founder of NeTpower, Inc. He holds B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Fusion-io delivers the world's data faster. Our Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage solutions accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications. From e-commerce retailers to the world's social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, our customers are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion-io technology to accelerate the critical applications of the information economy.
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