The head of the company’s production of microchips killed in plane crash

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4.02.12.Glavny Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Micron Technology — the largest U.S. manufacturer of microchip memory — Steve Appleton was killed in a plane crash.

According to the statement Micron, 51, of Appleton died in a light aircraft crash, which occurred for unclear reasons, while at the airport in Boise / Idaho /. To investigate the incident started the aviation authorities.

Appleton, appointed head of the company in 1991, was an avid fan of aviation and motor racing and has participated in various airshows. In 2004, they controlled the plane crashed in the desert of Idaho, but then he got several fractures.

Based in Boise, Micron Technology is among the top 20 global manufacturers of semiconductor devices, according to ITAR-TASS.

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