Semiconductors

Micron
2:12 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Micron’s Bid To Stay Competitive In Memory Chips

Micron's Boise Campus
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. 

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Economy
2:52 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Explosion At Micron’s Boise Campus Injures 7

Micron's Boise Campus
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."

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