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Encyclopedia > Micron Technology
Micron Technology, Inc.
Type Public (NYSEMU)
Founded 1978
Headquarters Boise, Idaho, United States
Key people Steve Appleton, Chairman, CEO & President
Industry Semiconductors
Products Computer memory, CMOS Image sensors
Revenue Image:green_up.png $4,880.2 million USD (2005)
Employees 22,600
Subsidiaries Crucial Technology
Lexar Media, Inc.
SpecTek
Website www.micron.com

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History

Micron was founded in Boise, Idaho, in 1978 by Ward Parkinson, Joe Parkinson, Dennis Wilson, and Doug Pitman. Startup funding was provided by local Idaho businessmen Tom Nicholson, Allen Noble, and Ron Yanke. Later it received funding from Idaho billionaire J. R. Simplot, whose fortune was made in the potato business. In 1981, its first wafer fabrication unit ("Fab 1") was completed and Micron was producing 64K DRAM chips. A second "fab" was completed in late 1984 to produce 256K DRAM chips. By focusing on being a low-cost producer, Micron survived numerous collapses in the DRAM market which caused many competitors to leave the industry. One of the most vicious was in 1985, when allegations of Japanese import dumping fueled a price collapse that caused DRAM inventor Intel to leave the market. Micron survived and eventually acquired the memory businesses of rivals Texas Instruments in 1998 and Toshiba in 2001. These acquisitions gave Micron an international presence with production facilities in Italy, Singapore, and Japan. Today Micron is the only DRAM manufacturer in the United States and its primary competitors include Infineon Technologies, Samsung, Hynix, and Elpida. In 1994, founder Joe Parkinson retired as CEO and was replaced with current CEO Steve Appleton. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... J. R. Simplot John Richard Jack Simplot (born January 4, 1909, in Dubuque, Iowa) is the founder of the J. R. Simplot Company, the largest supplier of french fries to McDonalds. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Infineon Technologies AG (ISIN: DE0006231004, FWB: IFX, NYSE: IFX) was founded in April 1999 when the semiconductor operations of parent company, Siemens AG, were spun off to form a separate legal entity. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ... Elpida is a two-times entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Steve Appleton is the CEO of Micron Technology, based in Boise, Idaho. ...


In the early 1990s the company formed Micron Computers (later known as Micron Electronics) to manufacture PCs. The subsidiary was based in nearby Nampa, Idaho, and sold computers under the brand names Micron, and later, MicronPC & MicronPC.com. The Altair 8800 was among the first microcomputers to be affordable by an individual, although it initially lacked peripherals and memory. ... Nampa (IPA: ) is the largest city in Canyon County, Idaho, and the second largest in the state. ...


In 1998 Micron Technology acquired Rendition, a maker of 3D graphics chips. Rendition was a maker of 3D graphics chipsets in the mid- to late-90s. ... The rewrite of this article is being devised at Talk:3D computer graphics/Temp. ...


Control of Micron Technology's Internet business, "Micron Internet Services" was transferred to Micron Electronics in 1999. Micron Electronics took on a new focus - bundling computers and Internet services. Controversial MEI CEO Joel Koecher purchased Internet firm HostPro (Web.com), merging it in to the company. Web. ...


In 2001, the computer-making and Internet business were split. The Internet assets were merged with Interland Inc, which changed its name to web.com, and all ties to Micron Technology were severed. The computer-making operations were sold to Gores Technology Group, which later changed the brand name of the products to "MPC." Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Web. ...


In 2004-2005 an investigation was carried out into a worldwide DRAM price fixing conspiracy during 1999-2002 that damaged competition and raised PC prices. As a result, Samsung is to pay $300 million fine, Hynix was to pay $185 million in 2005, Infineon: $160 million in 2004. Micron Technology cooperated with prosecutors and no fine is expected. In 2002, armed with the Sherman Antitrust Act, the US Department of Justice began a probe in the the activities of DRAM manufacturers. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ... Infineon Technologies is a German manufacturer of integrated circuits and related products. ...


In June 2007, Steve Appleton gave up the title of President to COO Mark Durcan.


Micron makes RAM in different grades. For computer RAM - DDR2 SDRAM, Micron makes the models "D9GKX", "D9GMH" and "D9GCT". All three are considered high grade RAM, sought by computer enthustiasts. In electronic engineering, DDR2 SDRAM or double-data-rate two synchronous dynamic random access memory is a random access memory technology used for high speed storage of the working data of a computer or other digital electronic device. ...


Financials

The company posted a net loss of $225 million ($0.29 per diluted share) on net sales of $1.3 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. [1]


References

  1. ^ "Micron Technology, Inc., Reports Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2007 and Appointment of President", AndhraNews.net. Retrieved on 2007-06-29. 

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See also

In 2002, armed with the Sherman Antitrust Act, the US Department of Justice began a probe in the the activities of DRAM manufacturers. ...

External links

  • Micron Technology, Inc (company website)
    • Milestones of Micron Technology at micron.com
  • Crucial.com (Consumer sales for Micron memory)
  • Lexar - Subsidiary of Micron Technology
  • IM Flash, an Intel, Micron Venture
  • [1] (Article reporting Micron's refusal to extend benefits to LGBT employees)

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Micron Technology ("Micron") NYSE: MU is a multinational company based in Boise, Idaho best known for producing many forms of semiconductor devices.
Micron was founded in Boise, Idaho in 1978 by Ward Parkinson, Joe Parkinson, Dennis Wilson, and Doug Pitman.
Micron survived and eventually acquired the memory businesses of rivals Texas Instruments in 1998 and Toshiba in 2001.
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Micronizing (defined as particles smaller than 20µm) often enhances solubility and improves bioavailability, allowing you to optimize the formulation of your product and reduce the therapeutic dose.
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