updated 5/13/2011 5:17:55 PM ET 2011-05-13T21:17:55

BOISE, Idaho, May 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit unanimously agreed with Judge Robinson's decision in the U.S. District Court in Delaware in favor of Micron that Rambus, Inc. wrongfully destroyed evidence and engaged in spoliation. The Federal Circuit noted that the dismissal of Rambus' patent infringement case against Micron may be the appropriate remedy for Rambus' spoliation and instructed the lower court to provide further support for the sanction.

"We are pleased that the Federal Circuit panel unanimously agreed with Judge Robinson's decision in Delaware that Rambus wrongfully destroyed evidence," said Rod Lewis, Micron's Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel. "We believe the record before Judge Robinson provides more than ample support for the Federal Circuit's request for findings regarding Judge Robinson's decision that Rambus acted in bad faith and, therefore, the only appropriate sanction was to declare Rambus' patents unenforceable against Micron."

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com .

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         Investor Relations
         kbedard@micron.com
         (208) 368-4465
         
         Daniel Francisco
         Media Relations
         dfrancisco@micron.com
         (208) 368-5584

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