“Thousands of Micron Technology employees, industry figures and community leaders paid tribute to the chipmaker’s late CEO, Steve Appleton, at a memorial in Boise on Thursday,” Jill Kuraitis reports for Reuters.
“Appleton – a three-decade industry veteran, an avid flyer and a racing enthusiast who performed stunts at airshows – died after the small plane he was piloting crashed at an airport in Boise on February 3,” Kuraitis reports. “‘He was CEO, but on our level. We always called him by his first name,’ said Bentley Cleverly, 26, a manufacturing technician. ‘You can tell there has been a big change’ since his death, she added. ‘People are really missing him.'”
Kuraitis reports, “Micron, the only remaining U.S. memory chipmaker, is struggling to cope with depressed prices and flagging computer demand in an era of Apple iPads and smartphones.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We again offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Appleton’s family, friends, and co-workers. R.I.P., Mr. Appleton.
Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in small plane crash – February 3, 2012