Micron Technology & AI
Micron Technology is a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions. As such its components are vital for the field of artificial intelligence (AI) due to its integration in hardware that may be necessary to operate AI solutions.
“Micron Technology, Inc. is an American producer of computer memory and computer data storage including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and USB flash drives.”
It is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
Its consumer products are marketed under the brands Crucial and Ballistix.
The current CEO is Sanjay Mehrotra who is an Indian American business executive. He previously co-founded SanDisk, where he served as president and CEO until its acquisition by Western Digital in 2016.
IM Flash Technologies was created together by Micron and Intel.
As of March 2020, 3.84TB Micron 5210 Ion is the cheapest large capacity SSD in the world.
Digital memory chips are necessary for all sorts of electronic systems.
Micron has been investing heavily in new chip technology and architecture to differentiate its portfolio from the rest of the pack.
It was founded in 1978 and went public in 1984. Since its founding it has been concerned with new technology.
According to themselves:
“Micron’s technology is powering a new generation of faster, intelligent, global infrastructures that make mainstream artificial intelligence possible. Our fast, vast storage and high-performance, high-capacity memory and multi-chip packages power AI training and inference engines — whether in the cloud or embedded in mobile and edge devices. Micron innovation accelerates AI to enrich business and lives beyond what we can yet imagine.”
The CEO has a video describing this momentum and progress.
What they say seems to hold true in many cases.
AI puts heavy demands on memory and storage.
Considering infrastructure needs by AI workflow phase is necessary when working on in particular larger commercial projects.
They have products specifically tailored towards AI.
They are facing competition, but still an interesting company to follow.
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