Based in Boise, Idaho, Micron Technology, Inc. is a world leader in the field of memory chip and semiconductor production. Established in 1978, the company operates 13 manufacturing facilities located in China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. The firm employs around 37,000 people and has offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and the United Kingdom.
Micron offers the world’s broadest catalog of memory products, including 3D XPoint, DRAM, DRAM modules, graphics memory, managed NAND, multichip packages, NAND flash, and NOR flash components. The company also manufactures memory cards, SSDs, and a host of advanced memory-related software platforms. The firm makes and markets its wares for application in the automotive, consumer electronics, data center, industrial IoT, networking, and telecom sectors.
Micron commenced operations in the late 1970s as a basement based, four-person semiconductor design business. However, even then, the company’s founders had a keen understanding of microelectronics’ potential to change the world. By 1980, the firm had begun constructing its first foundry and released its first groundbreaking memory product. In the intervening 40 years, the brand has blazed several important trails, forged crucial new partnerships, and expanded worldwide.
Although the company now has a global presence, its passion for innovation has not diminished. At present, the brand is hard at work developing new 5G, edge computing, battery-powered vehicles, genetic analysis, and server solutions.
Micron recently pushed the memory sector forward with the unveiling of its 5210 ION solid-state drives. Designed to supplant aging electronic storage technology, the series provides twice the sequential throughput, 30 times faster random write speeds, and random read times 175 times quicker than 10K RPM HDDs. Because of their significant improvement over the prior generation, the firm’s 5210 ION SSDs offer OEMs considerable market advantages.
Micron’s insatiable appetite for technological pioneering will continue to drive digital transformation worldwide.