June 19

Micron Nears $1 Billion Investment in India Chip Packaging Plant

Micron Technology Inc. is close to an agreement to commit at least $1 billion toward setting up a semiconductor packaging factory in India, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a move to further diversify its geographic footprint at a time of US tensions with China.

An announcement could be made as soon as when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the US next week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details are private. The amount of money committed could go as high as $2 billion, one of the people said. The details could change as discussions are in progress, and there’s no guarantee an agreement will be finalized.

Photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson.

Source: Bloomberg (link opens in a new window)

infrastructure, manufacturing