An Introduction to Flash Memory
Brandon Brown IM Flash Technologies

Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 10:45 – 11:35 a.m.
Place: WEB L104

The semiconductor industry is experiencing tremendous growth both in the US and internationally. One of the fastest growing segments of the industry is Flash memory which has many applications in the electronic devices used by the average consumer. Manufacturing flash memory involves several chemical processes and involves several different engineering disciplines. IM Flash Technologies in Lehi, Utah manufactures NAND memory with an industry-leading technology. Engineers at IM Flash work on the challenging task of continuously shrinking circuit geometries while maintaining needed device performance. Semiconductor engineers must have great problem solving ability, knowledge of chemical processes, and the ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment.

Short Biography
Brandon received his ChE degree from the University of Utah in 1993. Upon graduation he joined Micron Technology and spent 15 years working on different memory products. He then transferred to Micron’s joint venture IM Flash Technologies and has spent the last six years working on NAND memory. Throughout his career in the semiconductor industry, Brandon has worked as a process engineer and manager in the Quality Assurance, Chemical Vapor Deposition, and Dry Etch departments.