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US memory vendor Micron will spend $15 billion over the next decade to construct what it claims is the first memory fab built by a US manufacturer in America in the last 20 years. The memory manufacturing hub is to be built alongside Micron’s research and development facility at its Boise, Idaho headquarters. It will be the …

  1. RichardEM

    why go to a Drought area

    I understand that Texas is giving many perks to build there but Texas is in a high Drought area. It does not matter what perks you receive if you cant run your Fab.

    The Northeast, New York, Penn, Maryland Have many of the advantages (except for the giveaway's) and one that the south and southwest has little control over the rainfall.

    Many of the rivers in those areas go from low flow to flood and according to the climate models the track is is moving to low flow > no flow. As water is a vital resource why build in such an area for such long term and high cost assets?

    1. NeilPost Silver badge

      Re: why go to a Drought area

      Idaho too/.

      “When complete, Micron says the fab will create roughly 17,000 new jobs, including 2,000 full-time positions working at the facility.”

      … that’s some wild predictive bullshit numbers there, without any supporting evidence provisioned.

    2. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

      Re: why go to a Drought area

      I would think, in this day and age, that water-intensive manufacturing would be looking at ways to recycle water rather than waste it. But even if that can't be done, Texas has no problems building desalinization plants in the Gulf of Mexico. Salt water in, fresh water and bulk salt out. Plenty of uses for sea salt, too.

  2. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Seen it before

    Will this be like Motorola and the US made MotoG phones made in Ft. Worth, Texas?

    That didn't last very long.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Once again, please

    Intel and Micron (IM Flash) built a very large fab in Utah 15 years ago or so, if I remember correctly. They just sold it to TI.

    @RichardEM, if you ever visit Boise or Salt Lake City, you'd be forgiven for asking where all the water is.

  4. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge


    That building is so large they had to bend it in the middle to accommodate the curvature of the Earth.

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