SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2019 — Micron Insight — Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) today announced that it will provide Water.org with a $125,000 donation and advanced computing technology, part of Micron’s commitment to One of the charitable initiatives that support the basic needs of their communities. Contributions from the Micron Foundation will provide approximately 10,000 people with safe water and sanitation and expand the reach of Water.org solutions to empower people through affordable funding.
Micron’s Advanced Computing Solutions team (ACS) will leverage its deep learning accelerator technology to help Water.org’s Insights Innovation team find key financial patterns and other loan process metrics to better identify loan partners and loan recipients.
Sumit Sadana, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Micron, said, “Water is a critical resource for many activities, and ensuring human health is fundamental to everything. Micron is committed to investing its financial resources and expertise in high-performance computing solutions that help Water. org gain sharper data insights to expand its reach and ensure more people have access to clean, safe water.”
Micron ACS’ cutting-edge, high-performance computing technology is critical to solving tough global data challenges.
Gary White, CEO and co-founder of Water.org, said: “Micron’s support is critical in our ability to scale our solution. It can help break down financial barriers between the poor and enable them to access safe water and sanitation. Micron’s donation will directly improve the lives of approximately 10,000 people, and the Micron Advanced Computing Solutions team will help us further leverage our data, pool resources and accelerate growth.”
At the 2019 Micron Insight event, Micron announced its partnership with Water.org. Industry leaders, policymakers and influencers come together at the event to explore a world powered by data.
Micron’s commitment to Water.org builds ON the 2018 Micron Insight’s “Enhancing Curiosity” donation program focused on STEM education, which addresses societal challenges in basic human needs.