inventor People How Distinguished Engineer John Contreras Discovered an Unlikely Career Path December 27, 2022 • 7 min read John Contreras, a distinguished engineer in Western Digital’s hard disk drive (HDD) CTO group, always knew he liked to build things, from electronic amplifiers and logic circuits to skateboard ramps. […] People David Hall: Constraints are Opportunities for Innovation October 12, 2022 • 7 min read David Hall is a tech innovator and inventor. While his official title is that of a distinguished engineer, his colleagues call him a visionary, an influencer, a tech evangelist, and […] Technology The Invention of the SD Card: When Tiny Storage Met Tech Giants September 29, 2022 • 8 min read In 2014, at the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation award ceremony, former President Barack Obama took a SanDisk SD card from his pocket and held […] People How Hooi Bin Lim Chases What’s Next September 21, 2022 • 5 min read As director of packaging engineering within Western Digital’s global operations, Hooi Bin Lim operates on a scale of microns or, as she describes, technologies as thin as sheets of paper. An innovator […] People Dr. Kiran Gunnam: a Career in Novel Ideas April 25, 2022 • 7 min read Dr. Kiran Gunnam is a prolific inventor with nearly 100 patents ranging from space docking technology to robotics and next-gen memories. People Anshuman Singh: Unruly Curiosity February 7, 2022 • 5 min read As a child, Anshuman Singh's curiosity nearly cost him his life. But once he could channel it, he became a remarkable engineer. People Changing Course – The Journey to ZNS June 10, 2021 • 6 min read Inventor Matias Bjorling and his journey to innovation with the Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) portion of the Zoned Storage initiative.