Press Release: Xitore Appoints Bill Gervasi as VP of Hardware Engineering


Bill Gervasi joins Xitore, Inc. as its Vice President of Hardware Engineering


Industry Recognized Expert, Patent Holder, and Long-Time JEDEC Leader Brings over 40 Years of Engineering Experience to Xitore

Bill_GervasiMISSION VIEJO, CA. – August 3, 2016 – Xitore, a leading designer of high performance solid state flash storage systems, announced today the appointment of Bill Gervasi as its Vice President of Hardware Engineering.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Gervasi join us and lead our Hardware Engineering efforts. Bill’s high speed memory subsystem definition, design, and product development experience makes him a leader in our industry,” said Mike Amidi, CEO of Xitore.

Gervasi’s career highlights include 19 years at Intel where he was Systems Hardware Designer, Software Designer, and Strategic Accounts Manager. He subsequently was with S3 where he was a Graphics Architecture Specialist and at Transmeta as Memory Technology Analyst.  Most recently, Gervasi was Senior Technologist at Netlist, VP of DRAM Technology at SimpleTech (sTec/HGST, a Western Digital company), and VP of Engineering at US Modular driving unique memory module configurations.

Gervasi has been involved in the definition of Double Data Rate SDRAM since its earliest inception. He has served on the JEDEC Board of Directors and chaired committees for DRAM parametrics and small form factor memory modules during the development of DDR1 through DDR5.  He was also responsible for the formation of the JEDEC committee on solid state drives (SSDs) and is active in the deployment of non-volatile memory modules.

Gervasi holds 10 US patents in memory and packaging design. He regularly conducts public speaking on memory technology at JEDEC, SNIA, MemCon, and Flash Memory Summit, and has performed expert witness testimony in several major patent cases.

“Xitore’s technology is compelling, and the opportunity to work with their impressive management team and help bring their NVDIMM-X solution to market is nothing short of exciting,” said Bill Gervasi.

About Xitore

Xitore, Inc. is a designer of high performance solid state flash storage systems. Performance metrics are second to none, including throughput, IOPS, latency, form factor, power consumption, and overall storage endurance. These measurements are a result of a patented- controller, superior cache architecture utilization, a series of high bandwidth low latency buffers, and Xitore’s customized firmware and system level device driver.

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