Micron Puts $15 Billion in New Idaho Fab—Returns Leading-Edge Memory Manufacturing to the U.S.

by Carolyn Mathas

Micron announced it is investing $15 billion through the end of the decade in constructing a new fab for leading-edge memory manufacturing in Boise, Idaho—representing the first new memory manufacturing fab to be built in the U.S. in 20 years. Target markets include automotive and data centers—spurred by greater use of AI and 5G.

The facility will be co-located with Micron’s R&D center at Micron’s HQ for greater operational efficiency, accelerated technology deployment, and faster time to market. Federal grants and credits made possible through the CHIPS and Science Act and incentives by the state of Idaho will result in 17,000 new American jobs, including approximately 2,000 direct Micron jobs, by the decade’s end.

Micron will also expand investment for K-12 STEM education programs and increase reaching underrepresented and rural student populations. Locally, Micron is also proud to partner with the College of Western Idaho to lead efforts in delivering tech curricula, such as Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology, to prepare students for the Micron Technician Apprenticeship Program.

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