Michael Rayfield clearly did a good job as overseer of NVIDIA's Tegra division. There is little chance that Micron would have so quickly snatched him otherwise.
Rayfield left NVIDIA just a month ago, after developing the strategy of the system-on-chip business, as well as executing his duties well enough to enable NVIDIA to successfully compete against Texas Instruments and Qualcomm.
Micron hopes that he will show the same kind of dedication and expertise once he assumes control of the wireless solutions group.
"Micron has the industry's broadest set of innovative memory products. Mike has the direct industry experience, relationships and leadership skill set that will help us leverage this portfolio in serving our mobile customers," said Mark Adams, the president of Micron.
Micron's wireless solutions group makes DRAM, NAND, NOR and PCM memory chips, and multi-chip packages, for mobile devices. Rayfield will have to pick up the pace and maybe combine the technologies. NAND-DRAM hybrids shouldn't take long to appear.