Document and Entity Information Document - shares
6 Months Ended
Mar. 02, 2017
Mar. 21, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000723125  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --08-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 02, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,106,307,123