March 28, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- Micron announced that it has officially broken ground on its new packaging and testing factory in Xi'an, China. Micron also announced at the groundbreaking ceremony that the company will establish Micron's first packaging and testing manufacturing sustainability center of excellence (CoE) in Xi'an to promote the company's partnerships in environmental, social and governance (ESG) and achieve global sustainability development Goals.

In June 2023, Micron announced an additional investment of 4.3 billion yuan in Xi'an, which includes the construction of a new factory, the introduction of new production lines, and the manufacture of a wider range of product solutions, including but not limited to mobile DRAM, NAND and SSD, thus expanding the existing DRAM packaging and testing capabilities of the Xi'an factory.

In addition, Micron will invest in multiple engineering laboratories in the Xi'an factory to improve the efficiency of product reliability certification, monitoring, fault analysis and debugging, thereby helping customers speed up product launch time.

The new factory is expected to be put into operation in the second half of 2025 and will gradually increase production according to market demand. After the completion of the new factory, Micron's Xi'an factory will have a total area of more than 132,000 square meters (1.4 million square feet).