Idaho Tech Company's $200M Research Facility Completed

Aug 18, 2017

Credit Micron Technology

An Idaho tech company's chief executive officer says the company's new facility in Boise will allow it to expand its research and development.

The Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday that Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra called the facility the largest semiconductor research center for memory technology in the Western Hemisphere.

Researchers at the facility will design products to help drive cars, improve cloud data-processing and possibly even cure cancer.

It is 100,000 square feet (9,290 square meters) and connects with existing research and development buildings.

Construction of the four-story, $200 million plant began in October 2015 and ended in July.

Micron plans to bring the products designed at the new facility into the market within the next five to 10 years.