Micron Delivers Industrys First 1 DRAM Technology


Micron Delivers Industrys First 1 DRAM Technology

Milestone further solidifies Microns technology leadership in both DRAM and NAND

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BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 26, 2021 Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), today announced volume shipment of 1 (1-alpha) node DRAM products built using the worlds most advanced DRAM process technology and offering major improvements in bit density, power and performance. This milestone reinforces Microns competitive strength and complements its recent breakthroughs with the worlds fastest graphics memory and the first-to-ship 176-layer NAND.

This 1 node achievement confirms Microns excellence in DRAM and is a direct result of Microns relentless commitment to cutting-edge design and technology, said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of technology and products at Micron. With a 40% improvement in memory density over our previous 1z DRAM node, this advancement will create a solid foundation for future product and memory innovation.

Micron plans to integrate the 1 node across its DRAM product portfolio this year to support all environments that use DRAM today. The applications for this new DRAM technology are extensive and far reaching enhancing performance in everything from mobile devices to smart vehicles.

Micron continues memory leadership momentum across multiple market segments

Our new 1 DRAM technology will enable the industrys lowest-power mobile DRAM as well as bring the benefits of our DRAM portfolio to data center, client, consumer, industrial and automotive customers, said Sumit Sadana, executive vice president and chief business officer at Micron. With our industry leadership in both DRAM and NAND technology, Micron is in an excellent position to leverage the growth in memory and storage, which are expected to be the fastest growing segments in the semiconductor industry over the next decade.

Microns 1 DRAM node will facilitate more power-efficient, reliable memory solutions and provide faster LPDDR5 operating speeds for mobile platforms that require best-in-class LPDRAM performance. Microns innovation brings the industrys lowest-power mobile DRAM, with a 15% improvement in power savings,[1] allowing 5G mobile users to perform more tasks on their smartphones without sacrificing battery life.

Microns advanced memory node supports densities from 8Gb to 16Gb, offering the flexibility to sustain many of Microns current DDR4 and LPDDR4 products while giving Microns server, client, networking and embedded customers the power-efficient, reliable, extended product support they need. This longevity reduces the cost of customer requalification within their own product lifecycles. It also ensures better total cost of ownership over the system life in use case scenarios such as embedded automotive solutions, industrial PCs and edge servers that typically have longer lifespans.


Microns Taiwan fabs have begun volume production of 1 node DRAM, starting with DDR4 memory for compute customers and Crucial consumer PC DRAM products. Micron has also begun sampling LPDDR4 to mobile customers for qualification. The company will introduce additional new products based on this technology throughout calendar 2021.

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands Micron and Crucial our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit micron.com.

1 15% power savings when compared to the previous 1z generation of Micron mobile DRAM.