Data to Form Core of Digital Transformation Age

Data is now embedded in human’s daily life at this time of transformative era, and today’s computing architectures cannot cope up with the demand for ultra-fast data processing. In this period of digital transformation, Sanjay Mehrotra, President and Chief Executive Officer, Micron Technology, Inc., pointed out at the COMPUTEX CEO Keynote the main trends that are converging to create enormous and unparalleled opportunities. He emphasized artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G networks as key trends that will drive these changes. 

Sanjay Mehrotra, President and CEO, Micron Technology, Inc.

“We are at the dawn of a new age for data intensive computing. Two major trends are accelerating this change and driving it forward – artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G networks. These two trends interlock, providing fuel to the other to create dramatic new potential for data in the post-pandemic world,” said Mehrotra.  

Data is at the heart of the revolution that AI and 5G connectivity enable; and all these data come to life through innovations in memory and storage. Micron’s solutions will work in powerful data servers to intelligent edge infrastructure to smarter, faster and better-connected client devices.

Following validation of Micron’s industry-leading 1ɑ DDR4 across leading server platforms, another DRAM transition is on the horizon. The DDR5 is an important platform innovation that will deliver much advancements in memory bandwidth, density and data center capability, doubling memory compared to the previous generation. “The delivery of DDR5 is just the first step in the vast transformation of data center memory and storage. Micron is driving DRAM innovations for near memory, HDM and DDR5 to the pinnacle of performance,” said Mehrotra.

Micron has long been a tenacious innovator in memory process. “This year, I am extraordinarily proud to say that we took a leadership position in both DRAM and NAND process technologies for the first time in our history.” 

“Our 1ɑ DRAM and 176-layer NAND are the most advanced memory and storage technologies in production today. Our 1ɑ DRAM is the smallest line width geometry available today…Our 176-layer NAND is a breakthrough in storage technology. The most technologically advanced NAND in the market and Micron’s 4Gen of stacked design to achieve capacities that can store terabytes of photos, videos and music, Micron’s flash technology of stacked data cells in hundreds of layers, providing space for billions of bits of information on a single chip, five times thinner than a piece of paper. I am proud of these technologies, not just in a competitive perspective, but in what they enable in our end solutions for customers around the globe,” said Mehrotra.