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Micron to make cutting-edge '1-beta' memory chips in Japan this year

Hiroshima plant follows Taiwan as production base for advanced DRAM

U.S.-based Micron Technology makes chips at a Hiroshima plan formerly operated by Japan's Elpida Memory. (Photo by Ryosuke Eguchi)

TOKYO -- U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology will start mass-producing advanced DRAM memory chips at its Hiroshima plant by the end of the year, Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana told Nikkei.

Micron had already announced plans to start producing dynamic random-access memory using what it calls "1-beta" technology in Taiwan.

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