The innovations of Dov Moran, Amir Ban, and Simon Litsyn, while working at M-Systems, drove the creation of the USB flash drive, the world’s most popular portable memory device. Dr. Ban introduced dynamic mapping techniques for organizing storage on flash memory, allowing the computer to use the flash memory as a disk drive. The original USB flash drive, called DiskOnKey, was introduced by M-Systems in 2000 and quickly replaced the floppy disk for storing and transferring data. M-Systems was acquired by SanDisk in 2006.
Dr. Ban is vice president of business development and chief technology officer with Eyessessment, Ramat Hasharon, Israel.