BOISE, Idaho – One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies is making progress on construction of its memory manufacturing facility in Boise, Idaho.
Micro Technology Inc. began construction of the nation’s first new memory manufacturing lab in 20 years in September 2022 and anticipates starting production in 2025. The Boise-based corporation produces DRAM – dynamic random access memory, which is used in personal computers, workstations and servers. DRAM is a type of semiconductor memory that is part of computers and electronic devices.
Micron is the only U.S.-based manufacturer of memory. Officials at Micron say that memory market revenue is expected to double by 2030.
Construction on the new fab in Boise includes what will ultimately total 600,000 square feet of cleanroom space. It is projected to be the largest cleanroom ever built in the U.S. The project is estimated to create more than 17,000 jobs.
Micron project goals include achieving 100 percent water reuse, recycling and restoration and 100 percent renewable electricity at the new facility. The company is aiming for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold status.