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April 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM EDT
Photo Release -- Micron and Altera Named Design Team of the Year at Prestigious UBM Tech's ACE Awards

BOISE, Idaho, April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced it was named a winner in the Design Team of the Year category at last week's EE Times and EDN 2014 UBM Tech ACE Awards event. Micron and Altera Corporation were recognized for their collaborative work in developing the industry'sfirst working Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) controller.

Altera and Micron ACE Award
  Manish Deo of Altera and Mike Black of Micron show off the award


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The ACE awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 1, at The Fairmont San Jose during EE Live! The panel of independent judges was especially impressed with the creativity and persistence demonstrated by Micron and Altera in addressing a complex new system design for the benefit of their mutual customers.

"Micron and Altera have been collaborating on HMC technologies since 2009 and are very proud of the interoperability work that has led to the industry's first demonstration of a fully functional HMC controller," said Tom Eby, vice president of Micron's compute and networking business unit. "It's a great honor for the HMC Stratix V Interoperability Team to receive the award and to be recognized for this notable work."

HMC, which has been recognized as the long-awaited answer to address the limitations imposed by conventional memory technology, provides ultra-high system performance with significantly lower power per bit. HMC delivers up to 15 times the bandwidth of a DDR3 module and uses 70 percent less energy and 90 percent less space than existing technologies.

"We are continually amazed at the level of creativity in the design, innovation and technology exemplified by these award winners," said Patrick Mannion, VP, Brand Director, UBM Tech Electronics. "The ACE Awards celebrate the highest achievements in innovation and creativity in electronics design, and selecting one organization or individual that stands out above the rest is incredibly challenging. We are pleased to be able to celebrate their achievements."

A link to a video demonstrating HMC-Stratix V interoperability can be found at:

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors narrowed down the entries to five finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form. Judging took place between January 27, 2014, and February 24, 2014.

For more information on the awards program visit

About Micron

Micron Technology, Inc., is a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems. Micron's broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies—including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash—is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most innovative computing, consumer, enterprise storage, networking, mobile, embedded and automotive applications. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to

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