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Chipmaker Micron's CEO to take voluntary 50 per cent pay cut
[NEW YORK] Micron Technology Inc said Chief Executive Mark Durcan will take a voluntary 50 per cent cut in his base salary, amid cost-cutting at the memory chipmaker.
The cut, which is temporary, reduced Mr Durcan's annual base salary to US$525,000, effective Oct 18, the company said in a filing on Friday. Micron, which makes both dynamic random access and NAND flash memory chips, has struggled with weak demand for its chips used in computers.
China's state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, a technology conglomerate, has been pursuing Micron, according to media reports. It has offered US$23 billion for Micron, but the plan has been clouded by US security concerns.