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Sanjay Mehrotra
CEO of Micron Technology

Sanjay Mehrotra

NRI Sanjay Mehrotra CEO of Micron Technology, has promised an investment of $100 Billion USD, Create 50,000 Jobs in New York

Los Angeles, Oct 28, 2022 A.Gary Singh

Sanjay Mehrotra, the Indian-American CEO of Micron Technology, has promised an investment of $100 billion over the next 20 years and creation of thousands of jobs in New York.

Mehrotra said:

  • I was humbled to meet with President Biden, introduce him to some of the Micron team, and showcase Micron’s plans for our future megafab in Clay, New York.
  • This $100 billion investment over the next two decades will create the largest semiconductor fabrication facility in the history of the US

The top executive said that Micron Technologies will create 50,000 jobs in New York and partner with local colleges, universities and community organisations to build the workforce. Micron Technology is a Nasdaq-listed company that focuses on innovative memory and storage solutions.

Mehrotra added that they want to make New York the hub of leading edge semiconductor manufacturing.

About Sanjay Mehrotra:

  • Mehrotra joined Micron in May 2017, after a long and distinguished career at SanDisk Corporation where he led the company from start-up in 1988 until its eventual sale in 2016 to Western Digital.
  • Prior to SanDisk, he held design engineering positions at Integrated Device Technology, Inc., SEEQ Technology and Intel Corporation.
  • Mehrotra was born in Kanpur and completed his education from Delhi’s Sardar Patel Vidyalaya.
  • At the age of 18, Mehrotra moved to the US, transferring from BITS Pilani to attend the University of California, Berkely, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
  • He completed his master’s degree by the age of 21.
  • He graduated in 2009 from Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.
  • Mehrotra was awarded an honorary doctorate from Boise State University, and holds around 70 patents.
  • Mehrotra co-founded SanDisk in 1988 and served as president and CEO from 2011 until 2016. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, senior vice president of engineering, vice president of product development and director of memory design and product engineering.
  • He has more than 30 years of experience in the non-volatile semiconductor memory industry, including engineering and management positions at SanDisk, Micron,

Following the announcement of Mark Durcan's retirement in February 2017, Mehrotra was named chief executive officer. His appointment became effective May 8, 2017, with Durcan serving as an adviser to the company until early August 2017.

While CEO at Micron, Mehrotra was appointed 2019 chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, the primary advocacy organization for the U.S. semiconductor industry.

Mehrotra has received the following awards and honors:

  • "IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award" (with SanDisk co-founders Ei Harari and Jack Yuan) for "leadership in the development and commercialization of Flash electrically erasable programmable read-only memory-based data storage products", 2006.
  • "CEO of the Year" from the Entrepreneur's Foundation of Silicon Valley in recognition of his leadership in advancing SanDisk's community service activities, December 10, 2013.
  • "Distinguished Alumni Award in Electrical Engineering" from the University of California, Berkeley, 2013.
  • "Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Chinese Institute of Engineers USA at the 13th annual Asian American Engineer of the Year Award ceremony March 1, 2014.
  • Mehrotra was honored by the American India Foundation for "personal philanthropic efforts and for leading SanDisk's programs to advance educational opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, March 21, 2015.
  • "Philanthropic CEO of the Year" from the American Red Cross Silicon Valley for his "remarkable impact toward fulfilling [the] mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering locally, nationally and internationally," October 24, 2015.
  • 2019 Flash Memory Summit Lifetime Achievement Award for “co-founding SanDisk, advancing the architecture that enabled the industry and market for flash memory, and leadership of Micron Technology, Inc. and the Semiconductor Industry Association.” 
  • Malaysian Order of Loyal Defender of the State medal, 2021.
  • University of California, Berkeley "Spirit of 1868 Volunteer Award," 2021.
  • Mehrotra was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2022, one of the highest distinctions in the profession.