Micron will expand its existing NAND flash memory fab in Singapore. The company hopes it will become fully operational by the end of 2019. The current fab employs 7,500 people, with the expansion of the fab, 2,500 new employees have to be attracted.Currently the company already manufacture 12 inch wafers for NAND flash memory in the Singapore fab. The plant was opened in 2007 and was operated by the Intel and Micron joint venture back then. Intel later sold its stake in the fab to Micron, which now fully owns it.
It’s not Micron’s only flash fab in Singapore. The company also own a 8 inch wafer fab for NOR flash memory. Initially this plant was owned by the company Numonyx, a flash memory manufacturer Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics and Francisco Partners which was acquired by Micron in 2010.