Fujio Masuoka

Read About The Interesting Inventor Fujio Masuoka!

Major Accomplishments!

  • Fujio Masuoka invented the flash memory cards.
  • He won a Watanabe Prize in 1977.
  • Fujio Masuoka won a National Invention award in 1980.
  • He was awarded a medal with a Purple Ribbon from Emperor Akhito in 2007.

Early Life!

  • Born on May 8,1943 in Takasaki, Gunma.
  • Fujio Masuoka’s mother encouraged him to learn math and hired a private teacher for him at age 10.
  • When Fujio Masuoka was 12, he mastered advanced mathematics.

Interesting Facts!

  • Money slowed Fujio Masuoka down.
  • He was receiving an estimated $500 million a year from flash memory shortly after its developments.
  • Fujio Masuoka joined Toshiba Research and Development Center in April 1971.