Monday, February 6, 2012

R.I.P. Steve Appleton

Last Friday morning around 9:00 AM Steve Appleton, the Chief Executive Officer of Micron Technology, Inc., was killed when his Lancair IV airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Boise airport. He was only 51.    

In 2011 Steve received the Robert H. Noyce award from the Semiconductor Industry Association. He graduated from Boise State University, and was responsible for the Micron Foundation donating millions of dollars to build a School of Engineering, and more recently construction of a Business and Economics building.  

Steve was the kind of guy who once took his taekwondo instructor for a ride in his 600-mph vintage Hawker Hunter jet fighter. He will be missed here in Idaho.

The image of a Micron 64Mb SDRAM memory chip is from Wikimedia Commons.

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