Kingston Technology Corporation Continues to lead as the #1 producer of DRAM Modules
Kingston Technology Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of computer memory and storage products. Located in Fountain Valley, California, this privately held company was founded by John Tu and David Sun in 1987 to supply a severe surface-mount memory chip shortage. Although it is a privately held company, Kingston Technology Corporation employees over 4,000 people and has met over $6 billion dollars in yearly revenue. Their product lines include DRAM, Solid State Drives, USB Drives, Flash Cards, and Wireless Readers that are used on the consumer, business, and enterprise level.
The company is the largest independent producer of DRAM memory modules as they own 53% of 3rd party DRAM market share worldwide. Their influence does not stop at DRAM memory as they are ranked worldwide as 2nd in suppliers of USB Drives, 4th in Flash Cards, and 5th in Solid State Drives. As computer technology advances, so must memory to keep up with its technical demands. DDR3 is quickly reaching its limits as higher performance and increased bandwidth is becoming the new standard. Kingston’s answer is their introduction of HyperX Predator DDR4 SDRAM modules which is set to be released in late 2014. DDR4 DRAM modules can achieve more than 2Gbps per pin and use less power than DDR3 low-power. Along with these upgrades, DDR4 have the ability to have 50 percent increased performance and bandwidth capabilities along with decrease voltage used. Kingston’s HyperX Predator DDR4 SDRAM will have a 16GB capacity, speeds of up to 3000MHz, and stable overclocking at 1.2 & 1.35 voltages. This new DRAM has Intel XMP-ready profiles which are optimized for the new Intel X99 Motherboards.In recent news, on February 4th, 2014, Kingston Technology Corporation announced the world’s fastest SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card which is used for 4K and Ultra-HD Video Capture.
The new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card is guaranteed to have a performance of at least 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write. These speeds are clocked 9 times faster read and 8 times faster write than current standard Class 10 SD cards. 4K video will also be handled with ease with these new cards have enough bandwidth to record and playback 4K video without interruption and is optimized for USB 3.0 card readers. Kingston Technology Corporation’s new 2014 products along with its worldwide influence will provide consumers, business, and enterprises with a newer and more efficient way to utilize computer and image related memory.