Manufacturer profile


KINGSTON is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products.

Name / Legal form: Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Headquarters: Fountain Valley, Ca. 92708 USA with production in Taiwan, China, USA

History: Kingston Technology was founded as a result of a serious shortage of surface mount memory chips in the high-tech market in the 1980s. The founders John Tu and David Sun were determined to solve this problem and combined their unique engineering know-how and designed a new single-in-line memory module (SIMM) that worked with older, always available through-hole components. This successful combination spawned a new technology, a new industry standard, and resulted in the creation of the new company on October 17, 1987.

Year of foundation: 1987

Division / Area: Storage media manufacturer

Line-Up: SD™ / SDHC™ / SDXC™ Cards, microSD™ / microSDHC™ / micro SDXC™ Cards, USB-Sticks, Solid-State-Drives (SSD): 2,5" SATA, 2,5" U.2 PCIe® /NVMe™, M.2 SATA/PCIe® /NVMe™, mSATA, System Memory Modules: DDR3, DDR4, DDR5, ECC Module optional

Typical applications: Industrial PC/embedded, gaming, networking/telecom, enterprise mobility, automation, automotive, medical technology, telecommunications, measurement technology, POS applications, handheld devices, controls, logistics solutions