ECN has just learned the sad news out of Boise, Idaho about the passing of Micron Technologies CEO Steve Appleton in a plane accident. We send our condolences to Steve's family and everyone at Micron Technologies.
Micron Technologies issued a statement this afternoon:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Appleton, Micron (Nasdaq:MU) Chairman and CEO, passed away this morning in a small plane accident in Boise. He was 51.
Our hearts go out to his wife, Dalynn, his children and his family during this tragic time.
Steve's passion and energy left an indelible mark on Micron, the Idaho community and the technology industry at large.
(photo courtesy of Micron Technologies)