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BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today announced the appointment of Richard M. Beyer to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Beyer was Chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from 2008 through June 2012 and continues to serve as a Director with Freescale.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Rich to our Board of Directors," said Micron CEO Mark Durcan. "Rich brings unique experience and strengths to our board, and we look forward to his contributions."
Beyer, the 2012 Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association board of directors, also served as a member of the United States Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Council and the Partnership for a New American Economy.
Prior to Freescale, Beyer was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Intersil Corporation from 2002 to 2008. He has also previously served in executive management roles at FVC.com, VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation.
Beyer served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Russian from Georgetown University and a master's of business administration in marketing and international business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
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