Singapore serves as Micron’s worldwide operations headquarters and the country’s strategic location has enabled the company to efficiently and effectively serve customers in Asia. The company has been operating here since 1998.
Singapore is also home to Micron’s NAND Center of Excellence (COE) for non-volatile memory and the company’s largest manufacturing footprint with three 200mm and 300mm memory wafer fabrication facilities, as well as a test and assembly facility. The COE also comprises an R&D technology center for NAND innovation, and a shared service center providing centralised support for Singapore and Asia Pacific operations.
Micron’s investments over the years include:
- US$4 billion expansion of 3D NAND flash memory fabrication facility
In September 2016, Micron expanded its facility at North Coast Drive, adding 255,000 square-feet of cleanroom space, and creating an additional 500 high value jobs. The facility produces the latest generation 3D NAND flash memory and is Micron’s biggest and most advanced NAND wafer fabrication location.
- Automating front and back-end manufacturing
Focusing on front and back-end automation in areas that deliver the most business benefit has increased Micron’s cost competitiveness across integrated COE facilities.
Micron invested in a Remote Operations Centre (ROC), which centralises and controls fabrication facility cleanroom operations. This allows the operations team to respond swiftly to situations and provides data to optimise Micron’s manufacturing process.
Micron’s ongoing back-end automation project has successfully reduced manufacturing cost by improving efficiencies and quality, and enabled Micron to embark on higher-volume projects and hit manufacturing benchmark costs. The increased automation also reduces product variability and opportunities for errors, and allows employees to focus on higher value tasks.