Micron CEO knew hard work would pay off

Credit: Viewpoint

Micron CEO Mark Durcan


by Mark Johnson

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:16 PM

BOISE -- Micron's annual shareholders meeting is Thursday at the company's headquarters in Boise. And they should probably be handing out party hats and noise makers after the first quarter earnings report that came out earlier this month.

Mark Johnson sat down with Micron CEO Mark Durcan today in a rare one-on-one interview.      

That earnings report showed a 42 percent increase in revenue from the previous quarter.  Micron's revenues topped $4 billion.

The company that makes the memory located in your hand-held device, computer, car and much more looks like it is on solid ground. 

That's according to analysts who have watched Micron go from "one" of the players in a large field to the second biggest memory chip maker in the world.

"The way the industry is turning out now is how we thought it would turn out eventually, if we kept working hard and persevered, and I think it's just a lesson to all the viewers out there that hard work will eventually pay off, and we are just happy that we're having the success that we're having moving forward," said Durcan.

The two talked about a wide range of topics during the 30-minute interview, including the next "big" thing.

The full interview with Micron CEO Mark Durcan airs this weekend on "Viewpoint," which airs on Channel 7 at 9 a.m. Sunday.