the company purchases a substantial majority of the reticles produced by MP Mask. The company partners with Nanya Technology Corporation (Nanya) for the manufacture of DRAM products, and through December 2012, the joint development of DRAM process technology. In connection therewith, the company has partnered with Nanya in a DRAM memory company in Taiwan, Inotera Memories, Inc. (Inotera). The company has an approximate 40% ownership in Tera Probe, Inc., an entity that provides semiconductor probe and test services. Sales and Marketing The company’s products are sold into computing, consumer, networking, telecommunications, automotive, industrial, and mobile markets. The company markets its semiconductor memory products primarily through its own direct sales force and maintain sales or representative offices in its primary markets around the world. The company sells Lexar-branded NAND Flash memory products primarily through retail channels and its Crucial-branded products through a Web-based customer direct sales channel as well as channel and distribution partners. The company’s products are also offered through independent sales representatives and distributors. Customers The company primarily sells NAND Flash products to Intel. Research and Development The company’s process technology research and development activities are focused primarily on development of successively smaller line-width process technologies, as well as new fundamentally different memory structures, materials and packages, which are designed to facilitate its transition to next generation memory products. The company’s research and development expenses were $931 million in 2013. Significant Events In December 2013, the company announced its collaboration with Broadcom Corporation to develop the solution designed for customers challenged by an intrinsic DDR3 timing parameter called (t) FAW, or four activate window. (t) FAW refers to a DDR3 timing parameter that restricts data throughput in server, storage and networking applications and can compromise bandwidth by 15% to 35%. Competition The company faces intense competition in the semiconductor memory market, including Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; SanDisk Corporation; SK Hynix Inc.; Spansion Inc. and Toshiba Corporation. History Micron Technology, Inc. was founded in 1978.
micron technology inc (MU:NASDAQ GS)
8000 South Federal Way
PO Box 6
Boise, ID 83707
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