James Zhao is responsible for forecasting and analysis of the storage markets including solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD). Before joining the company, he spent eight years with Intel and Micron as a wafer lever testing lead on NOR Flash Memory, then six years with SanDisk/WDC as a Principal System Engineer for Enterprise SSDs. His duties ranged from design validation, NPI, to product manufacturing bring ups. James holds a bachelor's degree in electronic science and technology from Hangzhou Electronic Science & Technology University. He is based in Shanghai, China.