Semiconductors http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Micron’s Bid To Stay Competitive In Memory Chips http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/micron-s-bid-stay-competitive-memory-chips <p>The <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/07/net-us-elpida-micron-idUSBRE8430QA20120507">Reuters news agency reported earlier this week</a> Micron Technology bid $2.5 billion to negotiate exclusively for a bankrupt Japanese company.&nbsp; One semiconductor analyst thinks the benefits of a potential deal outweigh the costs.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:12:29 +0000 5725 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Micron’s Bid To Stay Competitive In Memory Chips Explosion At Micron’s Boise Campus Injures 7 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/explosion-micron%E2%80%99s-boise-campus-injures-7 <p>An explosion at Micron Technology in Boise injured seven people Tuesday.&nbsp; The injuries were minor and damage is limited to a utility room.&nbsp;</p><p>The call for emergency crews came in at about ten Tuesday morning.&nbsp; A piece of equipment at Micron&rsquo;s campus exploded.&nbsp; Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says the accident happened in a utility room underground, below where semiconductors are fabricated. &quot;It did move a concrete wall.&nbsp; It was a fairly significant explosion down in that room.&quot;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:52:56 +0000 3148 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Explosion At Micron’s Boise Campus Injures 7