Soon after the death of Micron president Steve Appleton, former chairman & COO Jim Garrett passed away. Garrett died at age 64 from cancer.
Garrett joined Micron in 1985 as vice president of sales & marketing and became vice chairman in 1990. He served as chairman and chief operating officer from 1992-1994 until his resignation over allegations that another boardmember released internal company information.
Garrett had a good reputation as a positive manager who helped guide Micron through a very difficult period for the US DRAM industry.
Micron Technology and Intel announced today (6 December, 2011) that the two companies are sampling a 128 gigabit (that’s 16 gigabytes) NAND flash chip manufactured by the company’s IMFT joint venture.
This is a doubling of the capacity of the 64Gb chip the companies announced in April, but they assure us that the size of the die hasn’t doubled, and the accompanying photo supports this. Intel tells us that the die will fit into standard BGA and TSOP packages. Continue reading “Micron, Intel, Introduce 128Gb NAND Chip”