Memory // Innovations

Thy Tran on Micron’s 1-Alpha DRAM Process Technology

By Rebecca Lewington - 2021-01-28

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!



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.