Monday, January 24th 2011

Kingston Seeking Stake in SATA Specialist JMicron

Flash memory and DRAM major Kingston Technology is reportedly seeking a stake in JMicron, a company that specializes in serial ATA connectivity products such as SATA host controllers and SSD NAND flash controllers. JMicron has been supplying Kingston with controller chips for its entry-level SSDs. JMicron will host a special investors meeting tomorrow to pass the company's proposal to raise new funds through a private placement.

In a segment seeing domination with companies such as Marvell and SandForce, JMicron has seen success in 2010 with its entry-level SSD controllers. Industry sources estimated that JMicron's SSD controller shipments for 2010 totaled more than one million units. Kingston accounted for over 30% to the output, the sources said. Kingston's partnership indicates that we will get to see more of Kingston's products feature JMicron controllers.

Source: DigiTimes
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7 Comments on Kingston Seeking Stake in SATA Specialist JMicron

#1
1c3d0g
Ugh! Why is this POS manufacturer still around? And why is Kingston contaminating itself with such a degradingly low-standards company?
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Phxprovost
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something going on in the ram world right now? seems a lot of the big names are branching out into different markets suddenly
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
hmm familiar pic, nice!
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Mussels
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bad move for kingston, Jmicron controllers always have terrible speeds
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Phxprovost
something going on in the ram world right now? seems a lot of the big names are branching out into different markets suddenly
Kingston is just like OCZ, Corsair, Muskin, GSkill...they also make SSDs, so this almost seems natural. I'm surprised we don't hear more about deals like this.

by: Mussels
bad move for kingston, Jmicron controllers always have terrible speeds
Hopefully this can change..or maybe it has already. Or who knows, maybe SSD prices will get lower. Or maybe the cash from Kingston will help the R&D budget.
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BazookaJoe

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In my personal experience JMicron are the faultiest, most unreliable, slowest most useless drive controllers ON THE MARKET.

They are a terrible TERRIBLE product, they are made in a filthy factory near the south pole out of fail & internet trolls by the fired, drunken, ex-convict siblings of the better known "North Pole" elves that work for Santa.

A word to JMicron : Every motherboard that you have ever put a component on, and I have had the displeasure of using, has been an absolute unmitigated disaster - thank you for working so hard to ruin my life.
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Bundy
lol I confused Jmicron with Micron and was wondering what you were all going on about :laugh:
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