Micron Technology announced plans for its new memory design center in Midtown Atlanta.
The new site, which will open its doors for business in January 2022, enables Micron to increase its access to Atlanta’s technical talent to advance its memory design and engineering leadership.
Micron aims to build strong partnerships with many institutions in the region including Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Spelman College and University of Georgia.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Micron maintains U.S. offices in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Virginia and has a global manufacturing and research and development (R&D) network that spans 17 countries.
“Micron’s leadership in both DRAM and NAND technologies are fueling critical advances in artificial intelligence, 5G and autonomous vehicle experiences, creating exciting opportunities for top talent to join us as we develop and deliver our next generation of technology innovation,” said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of technology and products at Micron.
Micron’s Atlanta Design Center expansion will create up to 500 jobs across various STEM disciplines including computer hardware and electrical and electronic engineering.
Memory and storage are a growing portion of the semiconductor market and represent approximately 30 percent of all semiconductors today. Micron’s R&D investments are helping to meet the growing global demand for memory and storage, while furthering U.S. technology leadership.