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Micron Technology

Micron Technology's Boise, Idaho campus.

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Micron Technology was founded in October 1978 in Boise, Idaho.

Micron is one of Idaho’s largest employers with more than 5,000 employees.  The company went through a series of layoffs since 2005, when it had nearly 10,000 employees in Idaho.

According to the company’s website, Micron has about 20,000 employees worldwide including locations in; California, Virginia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Italy, Scotland, Israel, Paris, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China, India and Malaysia.

Micron manufactures and markets DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash memory products, computer chips, which are used in everything from computing, networking, and server applications, to mobile, embedded, consumer, automotive, and industrial designs.

According to its website, Micron Micron Technology, Inc., became a publicly held company in June 1984. In November 1990, Micron was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where it began trading under the “MU” symbol.  Effective December 30, 2009 Micron voluntarily transferred its stock exchange listing from The New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Global Select Market, a market of The NASDAQ OMX Group, (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and continues to trade under the ticker symbol MU.

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Micron Technology Is One Big Idaho Business Behind Personal Property Tax Repeal

Inside an equipment room at Micron in Boise, Idaho.

Boise-based Micron and two of its subsidiaries are three of the top five business personal property tax payers in Ada County. In 2011, Micron paid more than $2.9 million. MP Mask Technology Center, a joint venture between Micron and Photronics Inc. paid almost $1 million, and shuttered Micron joint venture Transform Holdings Inc. (Transform Solar) [...]

Micron Announces Layoffs In Lighting Technology Department

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The Idaho Statesman reports Micron is laying off 30 people who work in developing energy-efficient lighting.  The Statesman reports Micron started the division “in 2009 with $5 million in federal stimulus money”. “Thirty of the program’s 170 employees will be laid off, Micron spokesman Dan Francisco said Wednesday. Another 30 will remain with the program, [...]

Micron CEO Weighs In On Company’s Market Position, And Education In Idaho

Mark Durcan, Micron CEO

Micron Technology CEO Mark Durcan spoke to a full house at the City Club of Boise today. It was an opportunity to hear the new head of one of Boise’s most influential companies and largest employers discuss its market position and future. Durcan stressed Micron’s strength in a notoriously volatile industry, and explained the strategic [...]

Micron’s CEO To Address Boise City Club

Mark Durcan, Micron CEO

Micron Technology CEO Mark Durcan is scheduled to speak at next week’s City Club of Boise luncheon. Duran took over as CEO in February after longtime CEO Steve Appleton died in a plane crash. Micron employs more than 5,000 people in Idaho, but has gone through a series of layoffs since 2005.  The company shuttered [...]

Idaho’s Transform Solar Received $1 Million In State Training Grants

Transform Solar makes Photovoltaic solar cells.  The Nampa manufacturer has about 250 employees.

This story has been updated, you can read the updated version right here. A Nampa-based solar company partly owned by Micron Technology will close its doors and lay-off about 250 people over the next three months. Transform Solar was a joint venture between Boise-based Micron Technology and Australian energy company “Origin.” The company launched in [...]

Idaho’s First Quarter Exports Down Nearly 9 Percent

Semiconductors (computer chips) and industrial equipment make up more than half of all Idaho exports.

The Idaho Department of Commerce reports Idaho exports are down 8.9 percent from the first quarter of this year compared to the first quarter of 2011. Here’s what the department said in part of its press release today: Following a record year for Idaho exports in 2011 with total sales at nearly $6 billion, first-quarter [...]

Q&A With Statesman’s Rocky Barker: Governor’s China Trip Worth The Tax Dollars

Rocky Barker is a reporter for the Idaho Statesman

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho commerce and business officials are preparing for their week-long trip to China.  The trade mission takes off this Saturday. This year’s trip to China comes two years after Gov. Otter lead a similar mission there, with the aim of creating direct investment opportunities for wealthy Chinese in Idaho.  The [...]

Gov. Otter Travels To China To Sell Idaho Products

Gov. Otter and Idaho business leaders leave for China on April 14.

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is heading to China this weekend to lead an eight-day trade mission. The governor will travel to Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing.  His itinerary so far is vague, including only brief descriptions of daily activities.  For example: “Daily itinerary filled with company and government meetings in Chengdu  – schedule to be confirmed”

Micron Explosion Causes Brief Evacuation

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By all accounts, today’s explosions at Micron Technology’s Boise campus were relatively minor.  Boise State Public Radio reports seven people were treated for minor injuries after two blasts occurred in an underground utility room this morning. The Idaho Statesman reports about 200 people were briefly evacuated from a section of Micron’s headquarters. “[T]he Boise Fire [...]

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