Kingston Technology Co. is an American manufacturer of memory products, headquartered in Fountain Valley ( California). By his own admission, it is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory modules and memory cards.
Kingston was founded in 1987 by John Tu and David Sun, developed as this SIMM modules. 1988 Kingston Technology was granted the patent for SIMM modules. Two years later, even products outside of the storage area were first offered (processor upgrades). Networking and Storage products were first offered in 1993, one year later, portable data storage. In the list of 500 largest private companies in the U.S. Forbes magazine Kingston was then listed with a turnover of 489 million U.S. dollars to rank 367. The first European settlement was founded in 1995 in Munich. For the first time, revenue is also higher than one billion U.S. dollars this year. The Japanese Softbank Corporation acquired in 1996 80 % of Kingston Technology, these shares were repurchased in 1999. In 1997, the European headquarters in the UK and a manufacturing and administrative headquarters in Taiwan and another in Dublin was opened. 1999 was followed by another production plant in Malaysia. Kingston Technology achieved a turnover of 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2003. According to iSuppli Kingston Technology is the world's independent memory leader.
- USB memory sticks
- Flash memory cards ( eg for digital cameras), solid- state drives and RAM, both as a low -latency high-performance storage and server RAM (ECC, registered), as well as low-priced variants, for computer
- MP3 player
- Mobile phones