Mr. Buddy Nicoson



Mr. Buddy Nicoson

Vice President of Global Frontend Operations

Micron Technology Inc


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  • Since January 2017, Mr. Nicoson is the Vice President of Global Front End Manufacturing, responsible for managing all Front End Manufacturing Operations at Micron. He is an experienced leader in the semiconductor manufacturing industry with more than 30 years of experience.

  • After college, Nicoson started his career with Faulkner Construction Co., building semiconductor fabrication plants. From Faulkner Construction, Nicoson transitioned to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) where he held positions of increasing responsibility within AMD's manufacturing organization. 

  • In 1989, Mr. Nicoson joined Cypress Semiconductor, during which time he was promoted to head of manufacturing at Cypress's Round Rock Fab. After eight years at Cypress, he joined Samsung to help start up Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) Fab 1 in 1997. 

  • Throughout his 17 year career at SAS, he headed up virtually every organization within the company. In February of 2009, Mr. Nicoson's role expanded from leading the manufacturing operations for the DRAM Fab, to overseeing all aspects of SAS's manufacturing operations, including its state-of-the-art 12 inch NAND Flash Fab. He was named Vice President of Manufacturing for SAS in January of 2010 and served in this role until joining Micron 2014 as site director for Micron Technology Virginia.







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