Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers and the only U.S.-based manufacturer of memory, will open a 93,000-square-foot state-of-the-art memory design center in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The project is expected to create 500 jobs in the region.
The new center, expected to open in January 2022, will include offices, a data center, and research and development operations.
“Atlanta has become an emerging hub for high-tech, characterized by a rich culture and university ecosystem,” said Scott DeBoer, Executive Vice President of Technology and Products at Micron. “Establishing a memory design center in Atlanta enables us to partner closely with world-class universities on leading-edge technology development, and expand our talent pool with people who can bring different ideas, backgrounds, and experiences to our R&D and innovation efforts.”
According to state officials, this new design center will be a key component to the company’s global technology and product development infrastructure, which has existing centers of excellence in multiple countries around the world, as well as in a number of U.S. locations, including Micron’s corporate headquarters and world-leading technology development center in Boise, Idaho.
“As I look back on 2021, this past year especially has been marked by companies coming to Georgia to tackle the problems of today to create jobs of the future,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “It’s exciting to see a world leader in semiconductor manufacturing like Micron Technology place their trust in the State of Georgia and in our people to lead research and innovation efforts that will help solve some of the United States’ most pressing supply chain and software roadblocks.”
“We are excited to welcome Micron to Midtown Atlanta, where innovative researchers, students, and start-ups converge,” said Ángel Cabrera, President of Georgia Tech. “As one of the nation’s leading research universities, with unique strengths that are at the core of the semiconductor industry, we look forward to collaborating and growing our talent and research partnership with Micron.”
Headquartered in Boise Micron Technology, Inc. is an American producer of computer memory and computer data storage including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and USB flash drives. Its consumer products are marketed under the brands Crucial and Ballistix.
“We are thrilled with Micron’s decision to locate their new research and development facility in Atlanta,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. “Metro Atlanta is home to a thriving community of small and large technology businesses, bolstered by our excellent colleges and universities that are producing innovative minds to fuel the growth of knowledge-based businesses like Micron.”