Atlanta, Georgia – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers and the only U.S.-based memory maker, will open a design center for peak memory in Midtown Atlanta in January 2022. The new center will include office space, a data center, and research and development operations, creating 500 jobs in the metro Atlanta area.
“With the hurdles that manufacturers and technology companies around the world face, we are pleased to see Micron Technology become the first state of business where they will have everything they need to be successful and contribute to our thriving economy.” said Governor Kemp. âI look forward to seeing the opportunities this creates in Atlanta and seeing the innovative solutions that will emerge from this brand new world-class technology hub. “
A Fortune 500 company, Micron is an industry leader in memory and storage solutions. With operations in 17 countries, Micron delivers innovations that fuel the data economy in key areas including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G applications, data centers, intelligent edge and customer experience and mobile user. This new design center will be a key part of the company’s global technology and product development infrastructure, which has existing centers of excellence in several countries around the world, as well as at a number of locations. in the United States, including Micron’s corporate headquarters and the world’s leading technology development center in Boise, Idaho.
“Atlanta has become an emerging hub for high technology, characterized by a rich cultural and academic ecosystem”, said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of technology and products at Micron. âThe establishment of a memory design center in Atlanta allows us to collaborate closely with world-class universities on the development of cutting-edge technologies and to expand our talent pool with people who can contribute ideas, backgrounds and different experiences to our R&D and innovation efforts. “
“Tech companies are attracted to our city for its rapidly growing and diverse technological talent pool,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. âWith the addition of Micron Technology’s engineering center in Atlanta, we gain another world-class company within our thriving technology industry and a valuable partner in our efforts to create well-paying jobs. “
The new 93,000 square foot site will open in January 2022. Micron plans to create jobs in various disciplines in memory and storage research and development; computer hardware, electrical and electronic engineering; development of modeling and simulation; and business support roles with this expansion project. Those interested in career opportunities at Micron are encouraged to visit www.micron.com for more information.
“We are delighted with Micron’s decision to locate its new research and development center in Atlanta”, said Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Metro Atlanta is home to a thriving community of technology companies small and large, supported by our excellent colleges and universities that produce innovative minds to fuel the growth of knowledge-based companies like Micron.”
“Our Board of Directors is focused on creating quality jobs for our residents of Fulton County,” said Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, Acting Executive Director, Development Authority of Fulton County. âMicron’s investment in our community reflects our strong workforce and our ability to attract industry leaders in innovation and research.
Project Manager Barton Lowrey represented the Global Trade Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) on this project in partnership with Invest Atlanta, Select Fulton, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Tech and Georgia Power.
“We are delighted to welcome Micron to Midtown Atlanta, where innovative researchers, students and start-ups converge”, said Ãngel Cabrera, president of Georgia Tech. âAs one of the country’s leading research universities, with unique strengths that lie at the heart of the semiconductor industry, we look forward to collaborating and developing our talent and research partnership with Micron. “
âIf I look back to 2021, this past year has been particularly marked by the coming of companies to Georgia to tackle the problems of today and create the jobs of tomorrow,â he added. said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “It’s exciting to see a global semiconductor manufacturing leader like Micron Technology trust the State of Georgia and our people to lead the research and innovation efforts that will help resolve some of the most pressing obstacles. most urgent of the United States’ supply chain and software. “