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Inotera appoints new president

STILL ON BOARD:Outgoing president Scott Meikle is to keep his board seat at the company, as he said he would dedicate his life to Inotera and to the industry

By Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories Inc (華亞科技) yesterday said company president Scott Meikle has resigned, in the latest board shuffle after chairman Charles Kau (高啟全) left early this month for China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd (清華紫光).

Inotera’s board of directors yesterday approved the appointment of Nanya Technology Corp (南亞科技) president Lee Pei-ing (李培瑛) as Kau’s successor. The appointment took effect immediately.

Inotera’s board also approved Meikle’s resignation and appointed Rod Morgan as the company’s president. The adjustment is to take effect on Jan. 1.

Morgan, who is a special assistant at Inotera, was previously the vice president of Micron’s procurement division.

Morgan, who joined Micron in 1984, held numerous leadership roles in manufacturing operations.

Inotera is a DRAM manufacturing venture between US memory giant Micron Technology Inc and local DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology.

Meikle yesterday did not disclose his career plans. He said he would continue to dedicate himself to Micron and to the memory industry. Meikle is also a member of the Inotera’s 13-seat board.

Inotera said Meikle has made invaluable contributions to the company over the past five-and-a-half years, including helping it through its challenging transition to 20nm chips.

Inotera plans to fully convert all its production to 20-nanometer chips by the end of the second quarter next year. At end of this year, the chipmaker plans to convert 80 percent of its 30nm chips into 20nm.

To finance the transition, Inotera’s board yesterday approved additional capital expenditures totaling NT$8.1 billion (US$246.6 million) for next year.

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