Micron Technology Joins SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 27, 2007— One of the world's leading providers of advanced memory and image sensor solutions, Micron Technology, Inc., has joined the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), bringing its overall membership to 14 companies.

Micron will participate in ISMI programs that focus on reducing per-wafer and per-die manufacturing costs through advances in equipment, process, resources, fab design, and manufacturing methods. In turn, Micron will receive the benefits of ISMI's collaborative work in manufacturing infrastructure, standards, and productivity.

"We are delighted to work with Micron and to gain the advantages of their leadership in advanced semiconductor processes, advanced memory, imagers, and other products," said Scott Kramer, ISMI Director. "Micron's membership also will significantly increase the breadth of ISMI's representation in the semiconductor industry."

"ISMI's program captured Micron's interest with its progress in improving fab and equipment productivity," said Brian Shields, Micron's Vice President of Worldwide Wafer Fabrication. "We appreciate ISMI's focus on making technical achievement its top priority, as we work as an industry to take advantage of digital technology."

ISMI membership is open to all semiconductor manufacturers with fabs. Participating companies continuously evaluate and refresh the consortium's core programs, which include fab productivity, equipment productivity, metrology, environment/safety/health, and 300 mm Prime/450 mm wafer conversion. ISMI conducts projects within these programs, guided in the short term by installed base industry needs, and in the longer term by critical strategic manufacturing requirements, as defined by members.

Focused ISMI efforts in e-manufacturing, standards development, statistical methods and fab industry modeling have helped accelerate the realization of future factory needs of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).

About Micron

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.

About ISMI

ISMI is a global alliance of the world's major semiconductor manufacturers, dedicated to reducing cost per wafer, and ultimately cost per die, through cooperative programs focused on manufacturing effectiveness. The consortium conducts programs in manufacturing infrastructure, methods, standards, and productivity, with the aim of reducing the costs of producing finished wafers and chips and driving solutions to major productivity challenges. ISMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEMATECH of Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://ismi.sematech.org


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