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Participants
Farhan Ahmad Vice President of Investor Relations
Sanjay Mehrotra President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Zinsner Chief Financial Officer
C.J. Muse Evercore
Vivek Arya Bank of America
John Pitzer Credit Suisse
Timothy Arcuri UBS
Mehdi Hosseini SFG
Joe Moore Morgan Stanley
Toshiya Hari Goldman Sachs
Shannon Cross Cross Research
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Operator

Hello. Thank you for standing by, and welcome to Micron's First Quarter 2022 Financial Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers' presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today's conference may be recorded. now today, hand of Farhan would to conference Investor I speaker your Ahmad, Instructions] like the to over Relations. [Operator Vice President ahead. go Please

Farhan Ahmad

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Sanjay Mehrotra

year-over-year fiscal outstanding afternoon, Farhan. you, achieving solid and profitability. strong growth everyone. Good Thank results revenue delivered in Micron QX,

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Dave Zinsner

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Sanjay Mehrotra

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Operator

C.J. Evercore. first [Operator with Our question Instructions] Muse comes from

You your may proceed question. with

C.J. Muse

the in really Obviously, current cycle PC more would depth seen last any kind on is guess cycle. we've of from supply-demand quarter, question the kitting you issues. be first this different I as environment from around other

appears to resolved. Now be that largely

that Curious the shortages 'XX you're about sequential all, auto. middle kind first the 'XX? second XXXX, normal half seasonality, of in at into seeing and if of of tightness bit about talked thinking terms interpret fiscal and in half ongoing you're should growth calendar part how into of and You've how beyond where we in

Sanjay Mehrotra

C.J. you, Thank

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big center storage memory workloads for new in New data calendar processor, with data memory more cores enabled during that architectures with driving with AI are in year and new -- the more processors, products those in 'XX. channels, more greater demand and

And trends a new well to NAND having that's with gigabytes And expect well. content. that strong the year We EVs are talked and more will calendar this EVs DRAM of as have up strong of than more build XG sold. some for more data about center year drive 'XX to trend of smartphones content being is be certainly, as of increases starting the to terabyte content, a some XXX respect with vehicles we to as, continues of demand. XG, automotive, phones course,

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with automobiles of increasing Xx content. So

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C.J. Muse

very That's helpful.

follow-up, to you side? expectations normalization speak COVID-related be for You front-end And thinking down. your highlighted expenses? about product about are can the Dave, how quick in any thinking cost shifts we strong Curious portfolio mix cost of how in a As should you calendar 'XX?

Dave Zinsner

Sure. Thanks, C.J. and well. happy holidays as

happy me join telling in Let Sanjay, everybody holidays. Yes.

perspective So it's let second. step from think me a back margin the on front cost I for it on touching little just a -- because bit just worth a

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Just year XX%. our were a gross margins keep a that bit just over ago, just in mind little

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we The -- that continue a question your will that As solutions, seeing is and root us do we to of business the the into and costs a we to as be us for of quarter, we both these Those product beneficial. terms into terms from for cost X-alpha improve we're the where good also than the And high-value our of is with do so we expect good from node, that, in through they other mix year they mentioned, a Sanjay COVID delivering of we calls that other these expect continue Also, the when that will to high. I that the XXX-layer associated look this very quite of of the through question expect and to say that inflationary for ahead abate, some see But year. and perspective through control to second reductions likely the well tailwind lot executing have should are pressure. continue of levels mitigation areas year. over cost have continue year. ROI but business Hard -- we're us, profitability, at reductions. think in ROIC

really So, we're think in a a is good place. good I what --

Operator

question next America. Vivek Our of with comes from Bank Arya

You may your with proceed question.

Vivek Arya

are component you year from half to 'XX an expectation that to mentioned, customers as is I'm less start comment? your So expect term? shipments fiscal see is perspective. Or PC You customers do Sanjay a a of near second PC that you to when starting of to constrained curious, that improve?

Sanjay Mehrotra

is to saw So, earnings seen ago. still have all supply months earnings the their end PCs, though making non-memory call, we demand to of -- comment even we had PC chain customers as their certain components, hard three them And highlighted that call thereby get their relative our in we had last of what challenges, it production limiting for PCs was strong.

year a and is we result 'XX as seen behind level. noted is adjustment similar inventory to year levels front ago. sales as shortages, non-component unit calendar now of PC on them, that certainly seeing recovery And 'XX, So yes, total I the of we calendar that are their the that compared to three compared was have to their what be that, that demand PC largely months overall, existed expect we for

as will recovering we be expect of for forward 'XX. So in us PC, we calendar in terms demand here year go

Vivek Arya

these agreements. Are helpful. or these long-term cyclical now are of Very perspective? And from fixed industry, mentioned you kind my that? take-or-pay into nature revenues are price how assumptions Just a based of volume dependable of margin the follow-up, given the on your Right. or these Sanjay, or arrangements? contracts What goes for XX%

Sanjay Mehrotra

on today, used than and So And our over about XX% LTAs. but these appropriately are well. as we again, do I mix greater revenue would to of ago, like help of greater These our haul, trust What just to they dialogue remind nonbinding customers. in the closer continuing And greater build our us the sufficient sentiment you us have plan available to LTAs bring us planning, done LTAs and of value the XX% to and closer years is to because that between ago, build to a that and there and enables have on make about much transparency. to of accountability And memory have four five the is supply course based increase. customer on supply their have our revenue we memory of forecast really to is more enable their nature, years there LTAs. supply visibility, long based is wanting of partners us sure

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Operator

Pitzer comes Credit John question next from Suisse. with Our

may with proceed your You question.

John Pitzer

the on to results. demand want Congratulations 'XX solid your back expectation bit for mid-to-high in to for go year I calendar Sanjay, of DRAM industry growth teens.

to for lot sounds deceleration of with be would you've in got that year a this from despite like a that's fact big your long-term line bit it demand, mix kind it view be While of relatively mix the going server on tailwinds server. next DRAM per architectural side PC smartphone the improving new or good whether increase are shifts year, improving, that and it units significantly density

next your gated peers industry? that by kind gated control? expectation you I'm being being Is that when year. what gated and your view by demand? for Is supply curious, can by so the it your of to of components outside you look And being Is of it at

Sanjay Mehrotra

certainly, So supply think to is you're I that right note limited.

there of exiting CapEx course, as inventories as in various that And chain And was industries growth, supply levels industry terms industry. in all earlier, in as of inventory know, I highlighted you of today long the lead shortages the has lean have time well. been at disciplined. Supplier well. equipment course, supply discussed, are XXXX, has As of the given across aspects been that

to year limited. teens high at So course, calendar and of really strong is really overall, is discussed. What are the would of is DRAM really you demand rather The like of overall on CAGR. strong. growth, have of 'XX, trends when have And long-term look to CAGR trends look it driving at I to all demand highlight we that there because you mid-teens is long-term supply

at secular more in our And are for provided year we'll trends. the we have continue so storage. is of and to healthy on here growth, in nature, course, supply of what estimation environment industry look the expect, regarding memory year, Essentially, longer-term this monitor you continue can't expect and look what driving side a to just you is And we These 'XX, at calendar trends this. one demand we to DRAM. demand particularly bit have

John Pitzer

helpful. And That's Dave... then,

Sanjay Mehrotra

have again, comments is think, that suppliers And supply we DRAM that down, of it's on I by guided said but my other in in is are suppliers also CapEx industry. the based DRAM have ourselves in our some the other

John Pitzer

of at of rate issues you spend? came sort year, That's do any fiscal but OpEx? buckets you of the investing helpful. of two end think And linearity this what And on then just big And balance OpEx quarter, a about think three Dave, quarter. first want? 'XX at and about quick Were fiscal the fiscal are as for as you from quarter sort you you we low there follow-up as of kind in of OpEx how investment the the the are both an year the or that of the pandemic year, last incremental characterized line, preventing

Dave Zinsner

Yes.

makes lower -- say little this it it market, challenging. right tightness it's the bit of note in But the which, there's the So single to to prequalification lumpy year. in over was that first quarter the course, between just and I'd transom of sometimes a quarter and you those the quarter contributor little be a second a And OpEx labor expenses the of biggest can R&D first related fall expenses. and fiscal of just

out the very at situation. hit it more And quarter, a turns year terms didn't quarter. they just the hit second so predicting but we for spend timing the of confident that level first It's quarter. we same really will we the last will in in in as they feel were absolute that And

the we're step-up to in this quarter will of SG&A will for fiscal be us So roughly, third R&D drive it's lower for we And get it, that the and the of we'll and number OpEx rate have second much But sequential in. then bit overall, fourth kind that. a quarter. call in a XX% fiscal growth below

Operator

question with Our Timothy next Arcuri comes UBS. from

may You question. proceed your with

Timothy Arcuri

the for impact first through my from us $XXX maybe quarter you. is question some walk the you there were Dave, was worth a there Can I million think Lehi of sale? charges underloading OpEx. and like

the that the results fiscal QX bridge as us to fiscal Lehi between of sort guidance? it for and QX you relates can So

Dave Zinsner

Sure.

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in the quarter. does away second that actually So go

the to On the I end but We corporate at was it quarter fiscal a actually normally, close held-for-sale pretty year. the -- status, we the that's think, front, average. assets to margin second lower, of of the last moved

depreciation expense there. And so the that discontinued

relatively factor you of so, that And we -- saw levels in. margins once similar generally kind

of lot -- third second it fourth margins fourth the -- a won't call removed quarter fiscal meaningful the to and the somewhat underloading have impact gross it So in that let's such of the fiscal over fiscal or quarter, quarter. course the a first got

Timothy Arcuri

topic then, long-term of And all procuring engage it. customers. concerned your to you at when sort you, talk very where you there's customers, mean back with my they're this is do question And of reasonable about Obviously, change your very, heading? Sanjay, just them. I you how quite price. see DRAM a Got on agreements of sort the a with tenor the for been in of

scenario prepay envision where So bits? them for you for to a you maybe can do you example, get

Sanjay Mehrotra

mean, and with customers discussions their I to our highlighted, requirements lead more our LTAs and the of we their in map are how with how their supply. these As portfolio, requirements. road understanding map product road course, fits in our And around and gets of portfolio of our closer defined terms discussion

LTAs these terms from in value these relationships us on of the continuing now as I XX% taking I LTAs. discussions, is evolve course But customers with our yes, well. mentioned that the earlier, So mean, last as that have XX% over they're relationship few continued to based to years, also of evolve to

our engaging teams in partners course, team of continue will in we here. would done just the of that of confidence we And the sales by the drive our to as unit LTA and, these these that earlier, able like highlight supply terms lot in to discussions being work mentioned with in look good I greater product strengthen other course, requirements supported these customers The are just with visibility of future us. teams, has So to position their and a to opportunities, for I gaining these gives and technology, LTAs in and as LTAs through execution well. to business this that portfolio strong chain customers good

Operator

comes Mehdi question with next from SFG. Our Hosseini

You may proceed question. with your

Mehdi Hosseini

have question follow-up Yes. as you Sanjay, you. throughout to the for my see trending David. server DDRX have And DRAM thoughts any I first is I if was of overall percentage for a you a of how wondering mix as XXXX?

Sanjay Mehrotra

to the as that will space the use as XXXX, in respect that new So to marketplace, DDRX DDRX the are with server rolled adoption processors drive of well. into gets out able

begun space, product. PC there Actually, DDRX and the the DDRX in in DDRX noted, industry. has the is DDRX currently adoption in demand. already started, have we we for limited supply shape high to As is

in that 'XX. year XX% that approximately approximately particularly the of ramping expect I'm there, at processors, space, server, the with So calendar of exiting mix processors And in mix with will up calendar -- in in with sorry, when that up approximately XX% we new be I of DDR XX% the industry. become later year PC. available I 'XX look We compute DRAM at okay? PC DDRX ramping will see as be expect well as as DDRX first the we for

Mehdi Hosseini

it. Got

Sanjay Mehrotra

a stronger second I server processors well And half of into half PC, up versus those new ramp year again, ramp throughout in 'XX. our in the so, happening will the mentioned, production DDRX first in customers, because, second with it's ramp half that calendar the in And a as space. as drive the

Mehdi Hosseini

understand DRAM is what based ASP, reported you in environment. it. underlying at guide, the And look when for -- for a asking me a your is you And for to but I'm guide Got supply-demand decline and fair on I'm that David, trying to observation? just NAND and better And prices. revenue guide not seems I moderate blended assumption the

Dave Zinsner

talking, Mehdi? you're quarter, fiscal second For

Mehdi Hosseini

Yes.

Dave Zinsner

Yes.

good for both would ramp to we continue a basis. us to year we fiscal structure and for drive to We're obviously, can't going forward-looking reiterate Sanjay's the forward. going and cost comment just So on we NAND, and comments pricing which I that dynamic X-alpha, a on supply/demand continue mix. DRAM see a XXX-layer gives healthy the

are guidance. those assumptions of our margin into All built

course, Of assumption to play can a low on out. there's and that high based things margin how a

Operator

Morgan Our Stanley. Moore next question comes Joe from with

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Joe Moore

higher of from if quarters here? wonder you But be And about now. your sort talk with level they you of could how I comfortable expect ago. customer in that are basis do talked to sustained Clearly, there the a about you're philosophy levels inventory you role feeling? of case of couple just on a a inventory

Sanjay Mehrotra

clearly from customers. to So vary is inventory strategy customers

are in of strategically at what given of inventory. supply introduced terms definitely, some looking level higher shortages, pandemic And chain

Some considerations. may geopolitical also be doing it for

but chain non-memory our with has planning raw customer inventory. inventory And from may some the back strategy vary of customers customers in be shape. is a really So inventory operating see our don't just in pandemic-related customer. levels, industry-wide more our are components given for environment, in to an itself look us, greater levels pockets I carrying as terms current similar -- decent just environment inventory the a customers. higher inventory yet current we levels pre-pandemic of there Micron respect front well manufacturing, geopolitical overall, customers at extra own And sure inventory materials approach we supply operations that have assuredness said, managing some are the And does on overall, their customer of of front holding to also, with similarly, And on our to as supply going is as level, around with to while inventory. ability in well just lot uncertainty to the make our -- of somewhat as

Operator

Our comes Sachs. Toshiya from Hari Goldman next question with

with You your question. may proceed

Toshiya Hari

at space I you maintained on is or guess actually your couple of guess it so in ability Are side. Sanjay, I a And times. suppliers to any CapEx just -- of I about from a decommits wanted all? not, impact bit seeing supply Taiwan supply guidance, that. perhaps clarify one constraints your quarter, first terms question, equipment you've talked you perspective your costs? year my to two the were of from or be of in sort from earthquake full the in there then there whether any reduce my in my the the but part was delays

Sanjay Mehrotra

timing of team team overall those of in, in equipment. that. suppliers driving have with are our supply these I planning. course, with our terms our own factored lead and for securing closely drive And of a we chain seen planning but in And of mentioned, of we I collaboration long-term our slots yes, also to times, works really equipment and terms lengthening terms procurement of more And mean, we have, suppliers lot in So demand been as equipment. -- seeing continue

our we those I with have suppliers. our was provided and the own equipment any you repeat built based our that would and not Can expectations. that what forgot expectations your versus And that? of with seen suppliers again, But question? of the please have us the of collaboration on question, second and lot push say are good with visibility of no, a So, delivery we I now, part second work part the between your outs planning

Toshiya Hari

to Earthquake downs? or the impact any in in cost Taiwan, bid quarter shipments

Sanjay Mehrotra

certainly output did the was reduced. of earthquake earthquake, to end some time our our meaningfully Taiwan, the of the bid of So By impact production. the our overall in at reduce quarter,

Toshiya Hari

ask industrial. And about business it. to I your follow-up, a automotive and as then wanted in Got

that in about those markets? automotive or for and whatever businesses XX% two out industrial industrial, the the basis? rate fairly you're more both than auto how but curious rate cross-cycle of the both about about markets growth on a two revenue. the end you In for two overall normal combining your are growth environment, is, quarter, end threw talked sustainable couple You You in a how thinking thinking of and numbers a

Sanjay Mehrotra

spoke I the automotive over this certainly combined, And space. auto across drivers will XX%. we demand leader that in industrial and is automotive be all market. high-growth drivers in the an industrial us and to The Micron clearly for auto the cycle. said

itself, of And If this And the share the automotive experience all share year, industrial we memory based market, our with segment to storage digits. equipment, the at for the you our is industrial market and this provide demand we in automation in IoT, mid-single industrial with markets. look our tremendous would in expect continue of on somewhere factories. for grow quality to high and course, demand with XG also in increasing these content is market us growing drones enabling with surveillance, leadership,

All of this as is tending greater demand to well. drive

growth these markets. both of So we solid expect in

the look that's above well course three course -- in overall, XX% at the over over the NAND kit, automotive the approximately next of years, you We expect of market, years. XX% the CAGR power as next three DRAM content CAGR if automotive in

over So, we course again, increase of sustainable has in the next terms are to well years. and market in continue our in markets, several percentage this this really we And revenue expect positioned of growth. of to these legs

Operator

Our Shannon Research. next from of Cross Cross question comes

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Shannon Cross

also And I'm as guidance current first impact changes. in have follow-up. least that seen of what's provide approach cover the that the I about any regard the of has realize at a it? have And with how variants. I one to in you've then the had curious variant? follow-up. and then you I thinking But company, it's some to I'm a here going early on wondering if from given light I

Sanjay Mehrotra

So of well protocols as with respect result whether members, on various respect been focus operations supply, it as despite the to that, actions all generally to have people Micron the successful first been in And has we throughout on-site continuing our pandemic. of our with with run we our our have all overall pandemic terms team in quite in course, our of industry-wide on good strict challenges to taking the we and protect the our vaccination. members as ability with respect our operations been focus all, as Micron, our the of safety of to And is physical of to on throughout well will business, proactive to support respect our continue managing masking, team run continuing -- to a as to course, operations. distancing of our customers. stringent operations With safety

of We well. will out to even like and you regard course, not that continue we for strong some with result be may time let in whereas well. run had and for our of as the guard demand of to to Delta, course, as down continued the as trends parts higher of periods certain of business, periods products saw, have a developments would parts our other monitor And demand continued time, of operations as all to of well. our for point saw I demand this lower all the And course, certain here. in COVID

monitor So on business. of trend. to some of course, of to extent environment, the impact might any the macroeconomic course, continue we has our will And that that impact Omicron the

extremely we However, you been have adaptive. have seen that

been we have and continue will agile, to We extremely do so.

Shannon Cross

terms higher can expect, And obviously, road what wondering XXXX. And and of a elaborate comment OpEx, the be if mentioned map. is Okay. I'm curious, road benefit? accelerating a little you we that I'm on would of just map more then can in that in bit sort you XXXX fiscal

Dave Zinsner

-- fully benefit it's out a the Obviously, SSD products have the XXXX, lot in a opportunity years. from through all you're do the of benefit. to there's extent, coming of We'll the we that front in to of perspective. more continuation which have It's progression a all capture of in investments we seeing products of already prior NVMe large our of the lot Well, the were markets. good a that an made to

process to There's EUV continued there's in set technologies, there. mentioned. next investment obviously the X-gamma the investment which So will include be Sanjay for going of that

different will of leadership and side to the whole terms lots be the technology leadership market think a process necessary plus address in continued products pace on we our cost So of that to investment position. position keep

Operator

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