Utah Facility Acquisition to Strengthen Micron’s Portfolio
Micron Technology has announced the company is exercising its right to purchase Intel’s interest in the parties’ joint venture, IM Flash Technologies, LLC (IM Flash). On Oct. 18, 2018, Micron disclosed its intention to exercise the option.
“The IM Flash acquisition will enable Micron to accelerate our R&D and optimize our manufacturing plan for 3D XPoint,” said Micron Technology President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “The Utah-based facility provides us with the manufacturing flexibility and highly skilled talent to drive 3D XPoint development and innovation, and to deliver on our emerging technology roadmap.”
Micron anticipates that the pending acquisition will have no meaningful impact on overall non-GAAP financial results and foresees no changes to the company’s fiscal 2019 capital expenditures or long-term capital expenditure target. Micron has already consolidated the IM Flash joint venture, as reflected in its most recently reported financial statements. The transaction will close on a date in the next six to 12 months to be selected by Intel. At the time of close, Micron expects to pay approximately $1.5 billion in cash for the transaction. The payment will end Intel’s noncontrolling interest in IM Flash and eliminate IM Flash member debt on Micron’s balance sheet, which was $1 billion as of Nov. 29, 2018.
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We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands — Micron®, Crucial® and Ballistix® — our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, NOR Flash and 3D XPoint™ memory, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like cloud, data center, networking, mobile and automotive. Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.