iSuppli Ranks Kingston Technology as World’s Top DRAM Module Maker in First Half of 2010
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Kingston Technology, Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it was ranked No. 1 in the world by independent research firm iSuppli in the third-party DRAM module market for the first six months of 2010. According to the report, Kingston’s revenue from memory modules was more than $2.56 billion (U.S.), giving it 45.8 percent of the total third-party memory module market.
“The strong relationships we have maintained for many years with our partners helped carry us through the downturn of 2008 and part of 2009,” said John Tu, co-founder, KingstonÃ‚®. We are fortunate that these relationships allow Kingston to stay strong.”
“Our good fortune has come from taking care of our employees and customers since we started this company over 20 years ago,” said David Sun, co-founder, Kingston. “We can only be successful if we continue to work hard and take care of each other.”
In 2009, iSuppli ranked Kingston as the world’s top memory module maker with revenues of more than $2.85 billion and a 40.3 percent share of the third-party DRAM market. The iSuppli report covers memory module revenue only. It does not cover Kingston’s NAND Flash revenues. In February, Kingston announced that its 2009 global revenues were $4.1 billion, the second highest in company history.
Kingston’s memory module products include branded or system-specific memory; ValueRAMÃ‚® industry-standard memory built to JEDEC specs and designed for system integrators and white box builders; and HyperXÃ‚® memory for gamers and PC enthusiasts who demand higher performance and speed. Founded in 1987 with a single offering, Kingston now makes and sells more than 2,000 memory products.
2010 1H iSuppli Third-Party DRAM Module Supplier Revenues
2010 2010 Rank Company Revenue* 2010 Market Share 1 Kingston 2,562 45.8% 2 A-Data 423 7.6% 3 Ramaxel 392 7.0% 4 Crucial 330 5.9% 5 Smart Modular 326 5.8% Others 1,562 27.9% Total 5,595 100.0%
* Revenue in U.S. Millions Source: iSuppli Corp., November 2010
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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.
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