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.


  • Micron Delivers Industry’s First 1α DRAM Technology
  • Micron Launches Low-Power Memory Qualified for Automotive Safety Applications
  • 2020

    • Micron Allocates $50 Million to Support Community Development for Underrepresented Groups
    • Micron Dedicates $35 Million to Support Global Communities and Provide Financial Relief for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Micron Ships World’s First 176-Layer NAND flash


    • Forbes places Micron on its list of Best Employers for Diversity
    • Micron acquires FWDNXT
    • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology DRAM Center in Hiroshima, Japan


    • Micron receives its first Great Place to Work® certification
    • Micron celebrates 40th anniversary: 40 Years Strong, Getting Stronger
    • Micron announces $1M grant to advance curiosity in Artificial Intelligence
    • Micron establishes its Center of Excellence for Long-Lifecycle Products in Manassas, Virginia


    • 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


    • 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


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


    • Micron acquires Elpida Memory Inc. and Rexchip Electronics Corporation


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


    • Micron and Nanya form DRAM joint venture Inotera Memories


    • Micron acquires Lexar Media


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


    • Micron ships first 2-gigabit NAND flash product


    • 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


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


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


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


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


    • Micron introduces 1-megabit DRAM product


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


    • First 64K DRAM product is shipped


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


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