With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Walker is widely known as a proven leader in the semiconductor industry, providing expert guidance specifically in the 3-D Flash memory technology segment. Mr. Walker has been particularly focused on 3-D Flash memory since 2000, and founded Schiltron Corporation to investigate and develop new 3-D memory technology. He worked for several major semiconductor companies including Cypress Semiconductor, Artisan Components and Matrix Semiconductor. Prior to his work in Silicon Valley, Mr. Walker was with Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 1985 to 1994 where he worked on CMOS and non-volatile memory research and development. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Dundee, Scotland and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He holds over 40 U.S. patents, and is the author and co-author of more than 30 academic articles.