Micron Breaks Ground for New Packaging Plant in China

Micron Technology Inc. said it has broken ground a new packaging and testing plant in Xi’an in China. Accordingly, this will further strengthen the company’s focus on Chinese operations and its commitment to the community.

Moreover, Micron also announced at the groundbreaking ceremony that the company will establish Micron’s first packaging and test manufacturing sustainability center of excellence (CoE) in Xi’an. Particularly, it will promote the company’s partnerships in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and achieve global sustainability development Goals.

Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra (Image Credit: Micron Technology)

Meet Domestic, Global Demands

In June 2023, Micron announced an additional investment of 4.3 billion yuan (US$600 million approximately) in Xi’an. This includes the construction of a new factory, the introduction of new production lines, and the manufacture of a wider range of product solutions. Accordingly, it will include but not limited to mobile DRAM, NAND, and SSD. Thus, this will expand Xi’an factory’s existing DRAM packaging and testing capabilities.

In addition, Micron will also invest in multiple engineering laboratories in the Xi’an factory to improve the efficiency of product reliability certification, monitoring, fault analysis, and debugging.

Thus, helping customers speed up product launch time. These investments will enable Micron to better meet the needs of domestic and international customers.

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The company expects the new factory to commence operation in the second half of 2025. Thereafter, it will gradually increase production according to market demand.

After the completion of the new factory, the total area of Micron’s Xi’an factory will exceed 132,000sq.m.

Global Packaging, Test Strategy

Micron is also advancing the acquisition of the assets of Licheng Semiconductor (Xi’an) Co., Ltd. (Licheng Xi’an). Accordingly, this will provide new employment to 1,200 in Licheng Xi’an. Moreover, the new factory project will also create an additional 500 jobs. This will bring Micron’s total number of employees in China to more than 4,800.

Micron President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra said: “Today’s groundbreaking of the new fab is an important step in Micron’s implementation of our global packaging and test strategy and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our customers, operations, and team members in China.”

Micron Xi’an will become the company’s first packaging and test sustainability center of excellence. Thus, leading technological innovation and supporting the company in achieving global sustainability goals. Particularly, in areas such as energy efficiency, water treatment, emission reduction, and waste management.

– 5 April 2024 –

*This is an English translation of a Micron press release originally published in Chinese.