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. 

2018

  • Micron celebrates 40th anniversary: 40 Years Strong, Getting Stronger
  • Micron expands fabrication facility in Hiroshima, Japan

2017

  • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for DRAM in Taiwan.
  • Micron establishes R&D Center of Excellence in Boise
  • Micron named to Forbes JUST 100, reflecting the company’s ability to merge good corporate citizenship with business success
  • 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 Numonyx B.V. from Intel, STMicroelectronics, N.V. and Francisco Partners.

2002

  • Micron acquires Toshiba's commodity DRAM operations at Dominion Semiconductor, LLC, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation of Japan, located in Manassas, Virginia

1998

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

1994

  • Micron listed on Fortune 500 for first time at #402

1984

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

1978

  • Micron founded 
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