How a Kanpur-born Indian-origin CEO Mehrotra is a chip off the old block

Newsmaker: Meet Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology, Inc

Shivani Shinde Mumbai
Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology, Inc

Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology, Inc

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In the technology (tech) world, especially storage, Sanjay Mehrotra is a well-known name. Co-founder of SanDisk, a flash memory storage company in 1988, it was eventually acquired by Western Digital in 2016 for a whopping $19 billion.
For a boy from Kanpur, who went on to pursue higher studies in the US, becoming the chief executive officer of Micron Technology, Inc — one of America’s largest memory chip makers — and now setting up the company’s first plant in India, it has been quite a ride.
Micron, the world’s fifth-largest semiconductor firm, could soon set up its first assembly, testing, marking, and packaging facility in the country, involving an investment of about $1 billion.

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First Published: Apr 25 2023 | 9:17 PM IST

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