Kingston Logo – Kingston Technology Co. is a U.S. manufacturer of memory products, based 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, as the SIMM modules developed. In 1988, Kingston Technology, the patent for SIMM modules. Two years later, the first time, products are offered outside of the storage area (processor upgrades). Networking and storage products were first offered in 1993, a year later, and portable data storage. In the list of 500 largest private companies in the U.S. magazine Forbes listed Kingston was at that time with a turnover of 489 million U.S. dollars to rank 367th The first European settlement was founded in 1995 in Munich. For the first time the revenue is also higher this year than a billion dollars . Japan’s Softbank Corporation acquired 80% in 1996 from Kingston Technology, the shares were returned purchased in 1999. In 1997, the European headquarters was in the UK and a manufacturing and administration facility in Taiwan and another in Dublin opens. 1999 a further production facility followed in Malaysia . Kingston’s 2003 revenues reached 1.8 billion U.S. dollars. According to iSuppli, Kingston is the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer.