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MICRON SEMICONDUCTOR INC. ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH CHIP SUPPLY INC. FOR SOFTOOL KGDPlus(TM) TECHNOLOGY

 BOISE, Idaho, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Micron Semiconductor Inc. today announced that it has finalized an agreement to license Micron's Softool KGDPlus(TM) technology to Chip Supply Inc. (CSI) of Orlando, Fla. Micron's Softool KGDPlus technology is a low-volume test method which can provide fully-tested, burned-in, military-grade semiconductor die with component yields comparable to those of packaged die. Chip Supply plans to use this technology to provide known good die products to the military multichip module (MCM) and hybrid markets.
 Chip Supply is a well-recognized supplier of value-added semiconductor products to the military customer base. "We are excited about our partnership with the nation's leading supplier of SRAM and DRAM products," said Ed Perrott, president and chief executive officer of Chip Supply. "This core technology will allow us to better serve our military MCM and hybrid customers and accelerate the growth of these markets."
 Micron Semiconductor is very pleased with Chip Supply's interest in providing known good die to the MCM marketplace. According to Jerry Johnson, marketing manager of Micron Semiconductor, "Known good die is the key to cost effective solutions to improve first pass module yields. In addition to licensing our Softool technology for MCM prototyping and military applications, we are continuing our efforts in carrier KGDPlus(TM), a high-volume test method for providing cost-effective, fully-tested and burned-in die for commercial applications.
 For more information about Micron's known good die program, contact Micron Semiconductor Inc. at 208-368-3900. For more information about Chip Supply Inc. or its products, contact Chip Supply at 407-298-7100.
 Chip Supply Inc. is a customer-oriented, value-added processor of microelectronic components. Since 1978, CSI has supplied unencapsulated semiconductor products and related value-added services to the hybrid and multichip module industries, among others. Chip Supply has the distinction of being ISO-9002 Certified and is a Certified Supplier to many of its military customers.
 Micron Semiconductor Inc., based in Boise, manufactures and markets DRAMs, fast SRAMs and other semiconductor products. The company is a subsidiary of Micron Technology Inc. (NYSE: MU) whose common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange Inc. (NYSE) under the symbol MU.
 NOTE: Softool and KGDPlus are trademarks of Micron Semiconductor Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Kipp Bedard of Micron Semiconductor Inc., 208-368-4400/
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CO: Micron Semiconductor Inc.; Micron Technology Inc.; Chip Supply Inc. ST: Idaho, Florida IN: CPR SU:

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