JEDEC Presents Award of Excellence to Micron’s Dan Skinner

ARLINGTON, Va. – June 19, 2014 – JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced today that Daniel Skinner, Director, Mobile DRAM Architecture at Micron Technology, has been presented with the JEDEC Award of Excellence.  Given by the JEDEC Board of Directors, the Award of Excellence recognizes an individual’s sustained, significant service to JEDEC in a role of leadership and participation.  John Kelly, JEDEC President, presented Dan with his award at Micron’s offices in Milpitas, Calif. yesterday.

Dan was honored for his exceptional leadership as chairman of the LPDDR3 and LPDDR4 Task Groups, where he has worked diligently to ensure development progressed quickly in order to meet the needs of the mobile industry.  John Kelly said, “JEDEC is grateful to Dan for his dedication to the development of the LPDDR3 and LPDDR4 standards, and for his commitment to fostering a collaborative environment for these task groups.  Dan’s colleagues have acknowledged how well he has been able to encourage new ideas while keeping the standards development process moving forward.”

Mike Rayfield, vice president of Micron’s mobile business unit, added, “Dan’s many accomplishments have been well recognized internally at Micron, and we are pleased to see that his technical contributions to the industry are being honored by JEDEC.  Micron looks forward to continued active participation in developing high quality standards within JEDEC that will be the foundation for delivering next-generation mobile user experiences.”


LPDDR3 was designed to satisfy the performance and memory density demands of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, while offering a higher data rate, improved bandwidth and power efficiency, and higher memory densities over its groundbreaking predecessor, LPDDR2. 

The upcoming LPDDR4 standard is targeting doubling bandwidth performance over LPDDR3 and is intended to meet the power, bandwidth, packaging, cost and compatibility requirements of the world’s most advanced mobile systems.


JEDEC is the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry. Thousands of volunteers representing nearly 300 member companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards generated by JEDEC committees are accepted throughout the world.  All JEDEC standards are available for free download from the JEDEC website. For more information, visit


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