Scott Ki / Boise State Public Radio

The Reuters news agency reported earlier this week Micron Technology bid $2.5 billion to negotiate exclusively for a bankrupt Japanese company.  One semiconductor analyst thinks the benefits of a potential deal outweigh the costs. 

Scott Ki / Boise State Public Radio

An explosion at Micron Technology in Boise injured seven people Tuesday.  The injuries were minor and damage is limited to a utility room. 

The call for emergency crews came in at about ten Tuesday morning.  A piece of equipment at Micron’s campus exploded.  Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says the accident happened in a utility room underground, below where semiconductors are fabricated. "It did move a concrete wall.  It was a fairly significant explosion down in that room."

Update: Explosion Reported At Micron In Boise

Mar 27, 2012
Micron Technology

Update 11:50 AM

Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says there were two explosions at an underground Micron utility room.  Doan says seven workers were injured, all with minor injuries, the worst of which was a laceration to the arm. 

Doan reports no chemicals or hazardous materials were released as a result of the explosion. 

Emergency responders are in the process of packing up to leave.

We'll have more on this story during All Things Considered beginning at 3:30.

11:06 AM