The largest computer memory chip supplier in the United States: Micron Technology (MU) (1978)

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, the capital of Ideho, USA. With 34,100 full-time employees, it is the largest computer memory chip manufacturer in the United States.

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Micron Technology (MU):

Micron Technology Corporation, referred to as Micron Technology, is an American company headquartered in Boxi, Idaho. It was founded in 1978 by Ward Parkinson, Joe Parkinson, Dennis Wilson and Doug Pitman, and established its own wafer manufacturing plant in 1981. .

Micron Technology’s main business is the production of various forms of semiconductor devices, including dynamic random access memory, flash memory and solid-state drives; its main products include DRAM, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components and memory modules. Micron’s semiconductor components and memory modules are mainly used in cutting-edge computing, consumer products, networking and mobile portable products.

Micron Technology is divided into 4 departments to operate : Compute and Networking Business Unit (computing and network business unit), Storage Business Unit (storage business unit), Mobile Business Unit (mobile business unit) and Embedded Business Unit (embedded business unit) .

Micron Technology provides:

1. Micron Technology provides DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, network equipment, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive and industrial applications; low-cost applications for smartphones, tablets, automobiles, laptops and other mobile consumer devices Power DRAM products; DDR2 DRAM and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM and RLDRAM products for network equipment, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrids Storage cube semiconductor storage device.

2. Micron Technology also provides NAND products, which are rewritable, non-volatile semiconductor memory and storage devices; client solid state drives (SSD) for notebook computers, desktops, workstations and other consumer applications ; Enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; cloud SSDs; and multi-chip packaging and managed NAND products.

3. In addition, Micron Technology also produces products sold under other brands; and resells flash memory products purchased from other NAND flash memory suppliers.

4. In addition, Micron also provides 3D XPoint non-volatile memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically rewritable, semiconductor storage devices used in automotive, industrial, connected home and consumer applications.

Micron Technology sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales team, independent sales representatives and distributors; and sells products through web-based customer direct sales channels and distribution partners.

Micron Technology (MU) brand:

Micron’s current brands include Crucial and Lexar, which was acquired in 2006.

1. Crucial

Crucial focuses on selling computer memory, flash drives and solid-state hard drives manufactured with Micron chips and technology. Among them, the Ballistix series have good overclocking performance, so they are mostly used by enthusiasts.

2. Lexar (Lexar)

Lexar was originally a division of Cirrus Logic , which was split in 1996. It is a professional manufacturer of memory cards and flash drives. Unlike Crucial, its products also use chips from other companies.

Lexar is a leading brand and manufacturer in the field of digital memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller solutions. Its products have won numerous praises in the fields of digital photography, computers, electronics, industry and communications. And honor. The most popular products of Lexar brand digital memory cards in this field include: CF card, MS card, MS PRO card, MMC card, SD card, mini SD card, SM card and xD card. Lexar’s ATA controller solution technology is widely used by industry professionals and OEMs, and some of its innovative intellectual property rights are recognized by some world-class companies. As an innovator of digital storage products, Lexar is the first to create a patent for reading and writing speed standards on its CF card, and it also has more than 70 patented technologies.

Through digital photography, computer, electronic retailers, distributors and professional photography stores, Lexar products have been widely sold in the United States, Europe and the entire Asia-Pacific region. Some internationally renowned digital camera manufacturers, such as: CANON , CASIO, KODAK , Konica Minolta, NIKON and Pentax recommend their products to use Lexar digital memory cards, so that their digital cameras can maximize their excellent performance and reliability.

Lexar formulates technology licensing agreements and joint sales agreements through cooperation with some technology product manufacturers, such as: civil electronics, industry, and telecommunications.

3. SpecTek (things must be reached)

SpecTek, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, specializes in repairing and screening DRAM/flash memory chips that Micron has failed the test and marking and selling them under its name.

Micron Technology (MU) History:

  • In the early 1990s, Micron Technology established a subsidiary Micron Computers (Micron Computers) to manufacture personal computers, the company later Micron Electronics (Micron Electronics).
  • In 1998, Micron also acquired Rendition to manufacture 3D acceleration chips.
  • On March 21, 2007, the factory was established in Xi’an, China, for the first time, mainly producing DRAM and NAND flash memory.
  • In March 2008, Micron spun off its CMOS image sensor division and launched the Aptina imaging division.
  • In July 2009, Aptina’s imaging division was sold to TPG and Riverwood and became an independent privately held company. Micron is still part of the company’s owner.
  • In 2009, Micron spin-off Aptina Imaging Corp, which is used in the production of digital cameras, mobile phones and other devices CMOS sensor, August 2014 ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging Corp.
  • On February 4, 2012, Beijing time, Steven Appleton, Chairman and CEO of Micron Technology, was killed in a small plane accident at Boise Airport in Idaho at the age of 51.
  • On May 8, 2012, Elpida, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, announced the results of its second round of bidding, which will be integrated with Micron.
  • On July 2, 2012, Micron Technology (Micron) and Elpida signed an acquisition agreement.
  • On July 31, 2013, Micron finally acquired Elpida Memory for US$2 billion.
  • On July 13, 2015, Tsinghua Unigroup planned to acquire Micron Technology for USD 23 billion (USD 21 per share), but was rejected.
  • In 2015, Micron and Intel started another joint venture, 3D XPoint non-volatile memory. Micron also acquired Tidal Systems.
  • On November 9, 2016, Micron Technology acquired and merged with a 67% stake in Taiwanese DRAM manufacturer Inotera for US$4.1 billion, and Taiwan Formosa Plastics Group also acquired Micron Technology through this transaction 5.02% equity.
  • On December 6, 2016, Micron completed the acquisition of the remaining 67% of Inotera and made Inotera a 100% subsidiary of Micron in Taiwan. On December 12, Micron Technology and Huaya Technology held a celebration ceremony in Taoyuan, which made Micron the largest foreign manufacturer in Taiwan.
  • In April 2017, Micron announced that Sanjay Mehrotra became the new president and CEO to replace Mark Durcan.
  • In May 2018, Micron Technology and Intel introduced QLC NAND memory to increase storage density.
  • On July 3, 2017, some of Micron’s chips were convicted of infringement and temporarily banned from selling in China. This was seen as an escalation of the trade war and US chip stocks fell collectively.

Micron Technology (MU) investment:

Micron is a leading supplier of computer memory chips, and well-known companies such as Intel , AMD , and Texas Instruments are worthy of attention.

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