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Past Awards


Past Awards


Most Innovative DRAM—Semiconductor Insights Award
Micron’s ground-breaking, 1Gb DDR3 earned the prestigious 2007 Insight Award for Most Innovative DRAM. Micron’s proprietary 6F2 technology and established 78nm process were key factors in award selection. Each year, Semiconductor Insights, a recognized leader in device analysis, reviews thousands of new designs and awards the most innovative.

Best-in-Class DRAM Supplier—Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems, a global supplier of network computing solutions, named Micron its Best-in-Class Memory-DRAM supplier for 2007.

Quality and Service Technology Supplier Award—Nortel
In April during the 11th annual Nortel Supplier Forum in Beijing, Micron was the winner of the 2006 Nortel Quality and Service Technology Supplier Award. The annual awards program acknowledges suppliers whose contributions continually drive success and improve productivity.


IEEE Spectrum ranks Micron as having the world's most powerful patent portfolio
In November, Micron beat out thousands of organizations to stake a claim to having the world's most powerful patent pipeline in IEEE Spectrum's first annual patent survey.

Micron's 8-Megapixel Image Sensor Wins Stoel Rives Idaho Innovation Award
During the first annual Stoel Rives Idaho Innovation Awards program, Micron's 8-Megapixel Image Sensor was the overall winner in the Imaging/Optical Technology category. The awards program recognizes top Idaho inventions through eight diverse categories. Read more.

Most Innovative DRAM—Semiconductor Insights Award
Every year Semiconductor Insights (SI) analyzes thousands of designs as a leading advisor in the microelectronics community. SI honored Micron with the 2006 Insight Award. This prestigious accolade was for Micron's 95nm 512Mb 6F2 Mobile LPSDR featuring Endur-IC™ technology (MT46H32M16).


Micron® Paper Garners Prestigious IEEE Award for Innovation
The IEEE awarded Micron the prestigious Walter Kosonocky Award for the Micron white paper entitled "A 2e Noise 1.3 Megapixel CMOS Sensor." The award, given every two years for the best paper representing significant advancements in solid-state image sensors, commemorates the contributions made to the field by the late Dr. Walter Kosonocky.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. 's Supplier Meritorious Award for outstanding performance in FY05
The Supplier Awards honor those companies who make outstanding contributions to Sun Microsystems' ability to deliver superior quality and value to its end customers.

Most Innovative Image Sensor—Semiconductor Insights Award
The MT9D011 was awarded the 2005 INSIGHT Award for its design simplicity, reduced chip count, low integration costs and fast time to market.


Excellence in Value for Technology and Services—Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc. awarded Micron the "Excellence in Value for Technology and Services" Award for 2004 based on the overall value Micron provides to Cisco. This award was based on several measures, including meeting their technology needs, on-time-delivery, ease of doing business, and customer support.

The Hyogo Federation of Labor Standards recognizes Micron Japan as a Workplace with Excellent Safety Performance
To qualify for this award, companies must establish a safety management organization, familiarize all employees with health and safety activities, and show strong performance in occupational health and safety for the past three years.

Most Innovative DRAM—Semiconductor Insights Award
Semiconductor Insights, the leader in technical and patent analysis of integrated circuits, awarded Micron the 2004 INSIGHT Award for Most Innovative DRAM for Micron's 6F2 array architecture. According to Semiconductor Insights, "Micron's 6F2 achieved the most innovation in DRAM technology - not just this year, but over the past several years."

Fortune Magazine ranks Micron 4th in America's "Most Admired" Semiconductor Companies list
The Fortune "Most Admired Companies" list (March 8, 2004 issue) is an important benchmark because of the comprehensiveness of the eight reputation categories: innovation, employee talent, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of products/services.

Best Wireless Technology—Wireless Systems Design Magazine
CellularRAM® technology was the recipient of Wireless Systems Design Magazine’s 2004 Industry Award for “Best Wireless Technology.”


Supplier Excellence Award—NEC Personal Products
Micron was one of 11 suppliers selected to receive this award out of approximately 100 suppliers overall. The Supplier Excellence Award honors those companies for supplier support, Quality Analysis, pricing and overall relationship.

Ranked #1 on MIT Patent Score Card
Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ranked Micron Technology, Inc., number one in the semiconductor industry for the third consecutive year. Companies in key industries are ranked based on technological strength including quality and quantity of patents, scientific papers cited, and the ability to convert leading-edge technology into intellectual property (IP).

Circle of Excellence Gold Honoree Award—BizRate.com
Crucial Technology, a division of Micron and one of the world's largest direct memory upgrade providers, received the "Circle of Excellence" award - for the second consecutive year - for outstanding customer service. Crucial's Web site was among the top ten percent of Web sites that excelled in providing customer satisfaction during the 2002 holiday season.


Meritorious Performance Award—Sun Microsystems
Micron was selected for Meritorious Performance as a production supplier in the twelfth annual Supplier Awards Program. The Supplier Awards honor those companies who make outstanding contributions to Sun's ability to deliver superior quality and value to its customers.

Preferred Supplier Award—Solectron Corporation
Micron was one of seven winners selected for providing Solectron and its customers with a competitive advantage through consistently high performance.

Outstanding Supplier 2001—Maxtor Corporation
Micron was awarded "Outstanding Supplier 2001" in the electronics category—the only supplier in that category to receive this award. Quality, flexibility, pricing, delivery, and ability to grow with Maxtor were cited as keys to winning this award.

Distinguished Partner Award—Fujitsu
This was the second consecutive year that Micron received this award from Fujitsu. It also marked the first time that any supplier has won this award two times. Micron was honored as an "outstanding partner in development and manufacturing."


Excalibur Award—Sun Microsystems
Sun's elite Supplier of the Year award recognized Micron for transcending conventional business practices, and successfully helped Sun achieve their business objectives.

Supplier Partner of the Year Award (2000-2001)—Quadrants
This award is based on customer service, support, and market share.

Ranked #1 in Semiconductor Industry on Patent Scorecard
Technology Review Magazine ranked Micron number one in the semiconductor industry based on quality and quantity of patents and other key indicators including scientific papers cited and the ability to convert leading-edge technology into intellectual property.

Key Supplier Award—Microsoft
Microsoft's Key Supplier Award recognized Micron as one of a chosen few key suppliers of the Xbox™ game system. Micron supplied DDR SDRAM for Microsoft's Xbox platform.

Supplier of Excellence Award—Enterasys Networks
This award recognized Micron's world-class efforts in quality, product design support, and on-time delivery. Micron was selected for this award out of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers.

Bellwether Award—Semico
Steve Appleton received Semico's Bellwether Award honoring leaders in the semiconductor industry who have made significant contributions to the advancement of their market sector and to the financial success of their companies.

Gold Supplier Award—Dell
This award is based on leadership, quality, service, continuity of supply, and technology. Micron was the only memory semiconductor supplier rated this highly by Dell for the year.

Outstanding Vendor for 2000—Dataram
This Dataram Corporation award is based on customer service, market share, and product quality.

Distinguished Partner Award—Fujitsu
Fujitsu presented this award in appreciation of the great contribution Micron made as an outstanding partner in development and manufacturing.

Strategic Supplier—Fujitsu Limited

Outstanding Supplier—Dataram Corp

2000 and earlier

Partner of the Year, Dell, Dellware

Supplier Partnership, Compaq

Preferred Supplier (1997-1998), Gateway

Continued Support, Solectron
Partners in Performance, Celestica

Certified Supplier, Gateway
On Time Delivery, North America, Gateway

Supplier Excellence, Dell
Exceeding Customer Expectations (1994-1995), Celestica

Worldwide Supplier Forum, 3Com
Certified Supplier (1991-1993), Northern Telecom

Certified Supplier, Texas Instruments
Supplier Achievement, Epson Portland

Vendor Quality Mgmt, Philips

Aim for Excellence, John Fluke Mfg. Co. Inc.
Supplier Excellence, NCR Canada Ltd.

Supplier Certification Program, Lee Data Corp.

1989 and Earlier
Quality, CMC Rockwell
Outstanding Vendor, Western Automation Laboratories

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