Micron recently announced that we’re shipping memory chips built using the world’s most advanced DRAM process technology, which offers major improvements in bit density, power and performance.
This is an astonishing feat of nanofabrication, which I’m ill-equipped to talk about. But Thy Tran, vice president of DRAM Process Integration at Micron, is extraordinarily well equipped: Her global team has driven what we call our 1α (1-alpha) technology from pathfinding to high-volume manufacturing in record time.
If you’ve ever wondered just how small cutting-edge memory cells are and how they’re made, I suggest you watch. Spoiler alert: It’s very, very complicated and boggles my mind that humans can build anything so intricate, not just once, but more than a trillion times on every wafer!