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How Micron’s Building Biggest U.S. Chip Fab, Despite China Ban

How Micron’s Building Biggest U.S. Chip Fab, Despite China Ban

How Micron’s Building Biggest U.S. Chip Fab, Despite China Ban

Micron, Samsung and SK Hynix are responsible for making 90% of the world’s DRAM memory chips, and Micron is the only one based in the U.S. That’s made it the latest target of bans from China. Yet Micron is spending $115 billion to build the biggest chip project in U.S. history. CNBC visited Micron in Idaho and talked to Gov. Kathy Hochul in New York to hear about the new fabs. We also asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer about Micron ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chapters:
00:00 — Introduction
02:12 — Rise of memory and Micron
07:18 — Banned by China
10:40 — What it takes to make memory
13:16 — Doubling down in the U.S.

Produced by: Katie Tarasov
Edited by: Amy Marino
Supervising Producer: Jeniece Pettitt
Animation: Jason Reginato
Camera: Tasia Jensen, Mickey Todiwala, Ben Farrar, Kent Kessinger
Additional Footage: AMD, Getty Images, Nvidia, Office of Governor Kathy Hochul, Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC

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How Micron’s Building Biggest U.S. Chip Fab, Despite China Ban