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Thomas M. Coughlin, Ph.D.
Bus. Phone: 408.202.5098

CNSV At-Large Director

IEEE Life Fellow

IEEE President

Technical consulting, litigation support, digital storage and memory device and system technical and market analysis, event organizing.

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1665 Willowmont Ave
San Jose, CA 95124-3234

Tom Coughlin is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant with over 40 years of experience in the data storage industry. His company Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Marketing Consulting services.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. His book Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide was the subject of his June 2008 CNSV Dinner meeting talk.  It is now in its second edition at Springer.

Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE CE Society, and other professional organizations. He is a very active IEEE member, holding many senior roles and positions over the years including IEEE President, President of IEEE-USA, past Director of IEEE Region 6, and Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section. He is the founder and organizer of the Storage Visions conferences, as well as the Creative Storage Conferences. He is a Gerson Lehrman Group Advisor and was Conference Chair or Program Chair of the annual Flash Memory Summit for 12 years, and he writes the Forbes  Storage Bytes Blog.

Tom is a CNSV At-Large Director, and was also an At-Large Director in 2016-2021. He was CNSV Chair in 2022, and a CNSV Director in 2023. He has been a member of CNSV for well over 10 years. He is an IEEE Fellow “for leadership in consumer electronics digital storage technology.”

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Also see my CNSV Board of Directors profile