Every day, we see flash drives. They come in all shapes, sizes and designs.
What is that?: A USB Flash Drive is a type of storage that transfers data from computer to computer. They can be very pretty and have a large amount of storage.
Who made that: The answer is three men from Israel. Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan worked for the Israeli company M-Systems. They filed a patent in 1999 on a flash drive that had a cable connecting the USB to the memory drive. Later that year Shimon Shmueli had a patent for a similar flash drive. IBM and M-Systems partnered together bring the flash drive to life. Many companies claimed to have invented it first. Trek Technology and Netac Technology have fought against it. But still evidence proves that M-systems had the first patent on the USB Flash Drive.
How does it work: The USB Flash Drive works with flash memory and integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. In English Flash Drives are stored on electrical storage, and can be reprogrammed.
When was it made: The first filed patent from M-Systems was filed in April 1999. IBM’s was filed in september that same year.
Where was it made: The first Flash Drive was made in Israel by M-Systems.