Micron's CEO dies in plane crash

Steve Appleton, chairman and CEO of DRAM producer Micron Technology, was killed at the weekend in a plane crash in Boise, Idaho. The 51-year-old became president of Micron in 1991 and succeeded Micron founder Joe Parkinson in 1994 as company chairman and CEO. Under Appleton's leadership Micron, as the sole remaining DRAM producer, managed to overcome the crises of recent years. Appleton was a professional stunt pilot, and had already survived a crash with serious injuries in 2004.