Micron Patents Marks 50,000 Milestone
Micron Patents – Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) announced today that it has reached 50,000 lifetime patents, demonstrating the company’s intellectual leadership. Micron’s technology leadership plan includes dozens of patents, ranging from developing the world’s smallest 256K DRAM chip in 1984 to shipping the first 1-alpha DRAM shipment in 2021. Over the course of Micron’s 43-year history, more than 4,000 team members from 16 countries have contributed to this significant achievement.
“Only a few companies in any industry have achieved this. “I want to thank all Micron team members, past and present, for their contributions, as this milestone would not have been achieved without their inventive ideas that keep us on the bleeding edge of technology,” stated Micron President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “Micron is the world leader in memory and storage solutions thanks to their dedication and perseverance.”
Micron was built on the notion that long-term success will be driven by innovation and perseverance. Micron was able to break through performance boundaries and bring better products to market faster than the competitors, all while obtaining patents for these groundbreaking technologies. Micron’s 50,000th patent completes what is largely regarded as the industry’s most valued memory and storage patent portfolio.
“With worldwide demand for memory and storage expanding at a breakneck pace, Micron’s customers are counting on us to stay up,” said Scott DeBoer, Micron’s executive vice president of technology and products. “That pioneering attitude lives on at Micron, especially as we work on the next 50,000 patents that will lay the groundwork for future technical achievements.”
Micron’s patent portfolio is growing as innovation accelerates. Approximately 1,500 Micron employees contributed to nearly 2,600 Micron patent grants in 2021, the company’s most patents granted in a single year in its history. Micron’s increased focus on team member and inventor diversity has contributed to this remarkable success. For example, in 2021, the number of women who were inventors on Micron’s original patent applications was four times higher than in 2017, demonstrating the breadth of ideas represented across Micron’s industry-leading innovations.
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