Trent Johnson

SSD Hardware Architect

Trent Johnson is a Hardware Architect at IBM, with a focus on the IBM FlashCore Module. He joined IBM as part of the Cleversafe Acquisition where he was also the System Hardware Architect of exabyte-scale object storage. Prior to Cleversafe, he developed system-level manufacturing and test solutions for AMD CPUs and GPUs where he was awarded the AMD Corporate Technical Achievement Award. He has 24 years of industry experience, holds 7 US patents and has published at the Burn-in and Test Socket Workshop as well as the Conference for Consumer Electronics. He earned BSEE and MSEE degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Manufacturing System Engineering.

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