What's the Truth about Memory Manufacturers?

A lot of memory companies claim to be memory manufacturers even though they're just memory module assemblers. By putting two pre-manufactured memory parts together to build a memory module, they feel they've manufactured memory.

Truth is, there is only one company in America that actually manufactures the DRAM chips, the memory printed circuit board, and then assembles them into memory modules — Micron and its memory upgrade division, Crucial Technology.

Memory modules are made of two pieces — the DRAM semiconductor chips that store data and the printed circuit board (PCB) connecting the chips to the rest of the computer. There are only a handful of semiconductor manufacturers with the engineering expertise to make DRAM chips. They include Micron, Samsung, Hitachi, and Hyundai.

Micron has over 2,000 engineers and a 1.8 million-square-foot manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art clean rooms, memory testers, and exacting quality control. Crucial memory is recognized worldwide for its power and performance. Our memory is used by Apple, Gateway, HP, IBM, Micronpc and more — for good reason. Crucial offers over 250,000 upgrades for more than 40,000 different computers, notebooks, servers and printers. And we guarantee that the high-quality memory you buy is 100% compatible with your system or your money back.