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Dan Skinner Praised for Extraordinary Industry Leadership

On June 18th, 2014, Micron’s Daniel Skinner was honored with JEDEC’s Award of Excellence. The award is the highest honor given by JEDEC—the leading global standards organization for the microelectronics industry. It recognizes just one out of its more than 3,000 members for dedicated service to the association and its mission.

Dan Skinner (left) was honored with JEDEC’s Award of Excellence on June 18th, 2014

“Dan’s continued leadership within JEDEC around LPDDR4 has been essential”

– John Kelly, president of JEDEC

Dan was selected based on his exemplary leadership as chairman of the LPDDR3 and LPDDR4 task groups, which established memory standards critical to furthering mobile innovation. Several JEDEC members, as well as JEDEC’s president, John Kelly, endorsed Dan’s technical expertise and collaboration skills, which were key in speeding these low-power memory standards to completion.

While presenting Dan with his excellence award, John Kelly also thanked Micron for its enduring support of JEDEC and the development of open industry standards.

Paving the Way for Groundbreaking Innovation

“Dan can take credit in rallying the industry toward that next wave of mobile innovation.”

– Brian Shirley, vice president of Micron memory and technology solutions

For over 30 years, Micron’s team members like Dan have been working to develop cutting-edge memory solutions that enable our customers to innovate in totally new ways. LPDDR3 was essential to meeting the performance and memory density demands of smartphones and tablets—while LPDDR4 is expected to help raise the mobile user experience to an unprecedented level.

The LPDDR4 specification aims to double data rates (up to 3200 Mb/s) while lowering energy per bit over LPDDR3. This enables high-resolution displays (up to 4k x 2k) and 3D graphics on smartphones, tablets, and other small form factors. The lower power consumption of LPDDR4 devices also allows designers to use smaller batteries for even smaller and thinner mobile devices.



Culture of Collaboration

“Dan has created an innovative working atmosphere for companies to collaborate.”

– Wendy Elsasser, Cadence

In a global standards organization like JEDEC, collaboration between individuals from different companies all over the world is critical to success. It’s no different at Micron, where our relationships with customers, vendors, and other partners are essential— letting us create the memory technologies that ultimately enable customers to achieve their goals. Thanks in big part to team members like Dan, we’ve been cultivating a culture that embraces these types of relationships and collaborative efforts.

“His dedication, leadership, openness, creativeness, and collaborative style enabled JEDEC to provide LPDDR3 and LPDDR4 solutions in a timely manner to meet market demands”

– Hung Vuong, Qualcomm’s director of JEDEC standards

Work With Innovators Like Dan

Consider joining our team

If you’re interested in working alongside industry leaders and innovators like Dan, Micron could be the right place for you. Our team members—many with over 30 years of industry experience and technical expertise—build some of the world’s most advanced memory and semiconductor technologies. And we hire some of the world’s brightest minds and strongest leaders.

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