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Adeline Tay on Smart Manufacturing and Micron’s Second WEF Lighthouse Award

By Rebecca Lewington - 2020-09-29

The World Economic Forum has just welcomed Micron’s Taiwan memory factory into its Global Lighthouse Network. Taiwan is the second of Micron’s factories to join this group of elite facilities that are leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the first being our state-of-the-art facility in Singapore).

I made a long-distance call to talk with Adeline Tay, senior director in Micron’s Smart Manufacturing and AI group in Singapore, about this achievement. Micron’s 13 factories around the globe make hundreds of quintillions of bytes of memory and storage each year, so hers is clearly not a small job!


The sheer scale of the data challenge is daunting, but in the data lie the keys to make more productive, more resilient and more sustainable manufacturing operations. And not just for Micron. Adeline emphasized that, as the word “lighthouse” suggests, we’re seeking to guide our whole ecosystem to achieve the same improvements.

We also talked a surprising amount about how to bake better cakes.

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Rebecca Lewington

Rebecca Lewington

Technology Evangelist, Global Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications
Rebecca is responsible for telling Micron’s technology story to show how fractally innovative our people are and how we’re enabling the world to harness data to accelerate exploration and discovery. Based in California, she holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of London and has been granted 15 patents in the field of semiconductor plasma etch manufacturing systems.