Timeline

A Long-Term Innovation Path

Micron began in 1978 as a four-person semiconductor design company in the basement of a Boise, Idaho, dental office. By 1980 we had broken ground on our first fabrication plant, and then just a few years later we introduced the world’s smallest 256K DRAM. In 1994, we earned a spot on the Fortune 500 and steadily grew into an industry leader through our technology innovations, key partnerships, and strategic acquisitions around the world. Check out the milestones that have made us who we are today.

2020

  • Micron Dedicates $35 Million to Support Global Communities and Provide Financial Relief for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

2019

  • Forbes places Micron on its list of Best Employers for Diversity
  • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for Emerging Memories in Lehi, Utah
  • Micron acquires IM Flash Technologies, LCC
  • Micron acquires FWDNXT
  • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology DRAM Center in Hiroshima, Japan

2018

  • Micron receives its first Great Place to Work® certification
  • Micron celebrates 40th anniversary: 40 Years Strong, Getting Stronger
  • Micron announces $100M grant to advance curiosity in Artificial Intelligence
  • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for Long-Lifecycle Products in Manassas, Virginia

2017

  • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for High-Volume DRAM in Taiwan.
  • Micron establishes Technology Innovation Center of Excellence in Boise
  • Micron named a Top 100 Innovator in Diversity & Inclusion by Mogul

2016

  • Micron acquires Inotera Memories
  • Micron named one of the most popular Fortune 500 companies to work for based on employee input
  • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for NAND in Singapore

2015

  • Micron ranked #1 in Top 50 Employers by Electronic Design magazine
  • Micron acquires Tidal Systems
  • Micron acquires Convey Computer
  • Micron acquires Pico Computing

2013

  • Micron acquires Elpida Memory Inc. and Rexchip Electronics Corporation

2010

  • Micron acquires NOR manufacturer Numonyx B.V. from Intel, STMicroelectronics, N.V. and Francisco Partners

2008

  • Micron and Nanya form DRAM joint venture Inotera Memories

2006

  • Micron acquires Lexar Media

2005

  • Micron and Intel form a NAND joint venture IM Flash Technologies

2004

  • Micron ships first 2-gigabit NAND flash product

2002

  • Micron demonstrates world’s first 1-gigabit DDR DRAM product
  • Micron acquires Toshiba's commodity DRAM operations at Dominion Semiconductor, LLC, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation of Japan, located in Manassas, Virginia

1999

  • The Micron Foundation is established to advance STEM education and support communities.

1998

  • Micron becomes one of the largest memory producers in the world with the purchase of Texas Instruments' worldwide memory operations

1996

  • Crucial Technology is created to market and sell memory upgrades to end-users

1994

  • Micron is named a Fortune 500 company for first time at #402

1987

  • Micron introduces 1-megabit DRAM product

1984

  • Micron introduces world’s smallest 256K DRAM product
  • Micron becomes a publicly traded company on NASDAQ

1981

  • First 64K DRAM product is shipped

1980

  • Micron breaks ground on first fabrication site in Boise, Idaho

1978

  • Micron Technology Inc., is founded on Dec. 5, 1978
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