Fusion-io, a storage technology startup, has announced on Thursday it has hired Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as a technical adviser and chief scientist.

Although startups are known for hiring young, inexperienced people, Wozniak, 58, has more than three decades of experience in IT, and Fusion-io's CEO Don Basile claims his company is honoured to have him on board.

Fusion-io focuses on next generation storage development. It was founded in 2006, and focuses on using flas memory in servers and other storage systems. Wozniak claims the storage industry is ready for a radical transformation, and that Fusion-io's technology will be very useful for a multitude of applications and almost all servers.