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Micron to Select Athinia™ for Pioneering Data Collaboration

Athinia™ announced that Micron Technology, a global leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, plans to use the Athinia™ data analytics platform to create a pioneering data collaboration ecosystem that will help lead a continued journey of digital transformation with Micron’s critical suppliers. Athinia™’s state-of-the-art AI-driven quality control methodology will be able to further improve process and device yield, reduce costs and accelerate time to value generation using select data and insights from Micron’s supply chain. Athinia™, launched in December 2021, is a partnership between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (DAX: MKGAF) and Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR).

The secure architecture provided by Athinia™ will allow Micron and its suppliers to share a single source of real-time data without compromising data ownership, governance, privacy and security,” said Laura Matz, CEO of Athinia™ and Chief Science and Technology Officer of Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. “Through data sharing and collaboration, the platform leverages machine learning-driven analytics to solve critical challenges.”

Using Athinia™’s platform, Micron’s suppliers will be able to share their process and manufacturing data as well as key parameters, offering secure collaboration on a much larger population of critical data analytics. Micron and its suppliers can expect to see improvements in yields, shortened qualification times and enhanced quality.

Our selection of Athinia™ will enable Micron to build on our established industry leadership in technology and quality through improved data analytics across our supply chain partners,” said Manish Bhatia, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Micron. “As edge technologies become more challenging, solutions like Athinia™ provide the kind of multi-party collaboration and data insights that make new generations of memory possible.”

Micron is the industry in adopting the Athinia™ platform for its new ecosystem. Through data collaboration, Athinia™ can help to achieve key objectives for the semiconductor industry such as the improvement of material quality and sustainability, supply chain resilience as well as the acceleration of innovation cycles,” said Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics. “Ultimately, data analytics and collaboration will allow a wide range of benefits to the entire semiconductor industry.”

The production and delivery of semiconductors is absolutely vital to our collective welfare and security,” said Alexander C. Karp, co-founder and chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies. “We are committed to ensuring that Micron and Athinia™ have the software they need to address the supply chain challenges involved in the distribution of one of the world’s most essential and important products.”

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