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Business Review’s Kingston Technology Company, Inc. contains a company overview, key facts, locations and subsidiaries, news and events as well as a SWOT analysis of the company.

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Kingston Technology Company, Inc.: SWOT
Analysis & Company Profile

Reference code: BRTC138CP10-Q4

Published: Nov 2010

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Kingston Technology Company, Inc.


Kingston Technology Company, Inc. - Company Overview

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. (Kingston) is one of the leading suppliers of DRAM modules, worldwide. The
company provides memory modules such as circuit boards loaded with DRAM and other memory chips. Kingston delivers
more than 2,000 memory products. Some of its memory products include System Specific Memory, valueRAM memory,
hyperX memory, DataTravelar, compactFlash, and media readers, among others. Kingston also manufactures flash
memory cards for portable electronic devices including MP3 players, digital still cameras and wireless phones. In addition,
the company provides supply chain management and contract manufacturing services for system OEMs and
semiconductor manufacturers. The company has its operations spread across the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East,
Africa, Latin America. Kingston is headquartered in Fountain Valley (California), the US.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. - Key Facts

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., Key Facts

                                  17600 Newhope Street, Fountain
                                  Valley, California (CA), 92708,   Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address:                                                                               N/A
                                  United States

Telephone                         + 1 714 4352600                   No. of Employees             4,000

Fax                               + 1 714 4352699                   Financial Year End           December

URL                                       Revenue (in USD Million)     4,100.00

                                  Technology and
Industry                          Communications

Locations                         China, India, Taiwan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, United States

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research


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Kingston Technology Company, Inc. - Business Description

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. (Kingston) is an electronics company engaged in providing more than 2,000 memory
products for computers, servers, printers and other digital devices, which include MP3 players, digital cameras and cell
phones. Through its affiliated company, Payton Technology, Kingston operates a specialized factory that tests and
packages memory chips before assembling them into customized memory modules.

Kingston offers a wide range of memory products, which include DRAM, system specific memory, generic memory
products, high performance memory, and custom memory products. These products are manufactured and developed in
relation to servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, and other electronic devices. The company’s flash memory cards
are used in the production of digital cameras, wireless phones, and personal digital assistants. Kingston has its
manufacturing facilities in the US, Taiwan, Malaysia, and China while its offices are located in Melbourne, Paris, Munich,
and Beijing in order to support its customer satisfaction activities.

The company's memory products include System Specific Memory, ValueRAM memory, HyperX memory, DataTraveler,
CompactFlash, secure digital products for mobile as well as photo and video, SSD Drives, and Media Readers. The
company designs, manufactures and tests memory for each brand of computer system. Its ValueRAM is best suited for
server memory, desktop memory, and notebook memory.

The company maintains long-term and durable relationships with key dynamic random access memory (DRAM)
manufacturers such as Samsung, Toshiba, Infineon, Hynix, Elpida, and Renesas. StorCase, which is a sister company of
Kingston, delivers storage devices for inexpensive disks (RAID) systems, storage area network (SAN), network attached
storage (NAS) applications and also fixed and removable desktop applications.

The affiliated company, Payton Technology, supports backend services related to packaging and testing of memory
products such as TSOP (Thin Small-Outline Package) and BGA (Ball Grid Array) devices during the manufacturing
process. Advanced Validation Labs (AVL) provides technology services such as DRAM testing and validation expertise to

Through a network of distributors, resellers, retailers and OEM customers, Kingston operates across six continents. In
addition, the company also provides contract manufacturing and supply chain management services for semiconductor
manufacturers and system OEMs.

Recently, Kingston set up an authorized service center for repair and after-sales support in Thailand.


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Kingston Technology Company, Inc.


Kingston Technology Company, Inc. - Major Products and Services

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of memory products for computers and digital media devices. Key
products of the company include the following:

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., Major Products and Services

System Specific Memory for computer systems

ValueRAM Memory for servers, desktops and notebooks

HyperX Memory comprising DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 primarily for PCs

USB Flash memory drives (DataTraveler)

CompactFlash for digital cameras, PDAs and MP3 players

Secure Digital for digital cam
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