Corporate Vice President, Global Quality, Micron Technology, Inc.
Raj Narasimhan is global quality corporate vice president for Micron Technology. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s quality systems, overseeing manufacturing, customer management and product ramps.
Mr. Narasimhan began his career at Micron in 1995 in the R&D department. During that time, he has held various roles of increasing responsibility, including engineering manager, fabrication manager and site director at Micron’s fabrication facility in Manassas, Virginia. Prior to his current position, he was the senior director of front-end operations at Fab 15 in Hiroshima, Japan, where he was responsible for maximizing operational efficiency while accelerating the smooth integration of the Japan team into the Micron manufacturing network.
Mr. Narasimhan earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Madras in India.
Presentation Topic: Driving the Continuous Evolution of a Quality Culture: A Micron Perspective
The automotive industry is fast evolving towards fully autonomous vehicles (AV). The need for higher quality automotive grade memory and a faster transition to newer technologies is rising in tandem with the increase in the use of Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and other applications involved in AV development. Quality managers must take on a leadership role in influencing and defining these standards. Central to this work is an automotive quality mindset that aspires toward zero events. The foundation of this mindset is a set of practical tools, systems and functional leadership reinforcement, to embed the necessary behavior into the corporate culture. At Micron, this culture includes our deep collaboration with automotive customers, as we continually engage with them and evolve our activities towards zero events.