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Kingston Technology Leads the DRAM Module Industry: TrendForce

The global PC DRAM module market revenues arrived at US$ 7.3 billion in 2013, a 32% YoY increase from 2012's US$ 5.5 billion, according to DRAMeXchange, the memory and storage research division of TrendForce. The main factors leading to the revenue growth included price increases for PC DRAM, increased spot market demand, and the rising proportion of contract market transactions. The top ten module manufacturers accounted for nearly 88% of the entire market's revenue in 2013, with Kingston Technology maintaining its usual leading position within the industry. ADATA Technology and Ramaxel, which ended up in second and third place, respectively, showed respective revenue growth of 116% and 37%. As the module manufacturers' operations are becoming increasingly diverse, the ranking for 2013 is based solely on their annual DRAM revenue.

Transcend Introduces CFast 2.0 CFX650/600 Memory Cards

With the rapid development in cinematography, the audience has also increased their demand for image quality. Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its CFast 2.0 CFX650 and CFX600 Memory Cards.

Designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders from the leading manufacturers and to meet the extreme demands of professional cinematography, Transcend's CFX650 memory cards feature the fastest transfer speeds available on the current market, while CFX600 boast the highest storage capacity. Both cards are best suited for the professional cinematographers shooting high-resolution 4K and Full HD videos.

Transcend Launches the SSD370 SATA III Solid State Drives

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the SSD370, the SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5" solid state drive (SSD). The SSD370 features 1TB vast storage capacity and boasts the incredibly fast read and write speeds of up to 570 MB and 470 MB per second.

Best suited to address the huge capacity and high performance needs of the top-tier advanced devices, the SSD370 combines the high speeds and endurance of solid state drives, and additionally supports various useful features such as SATA DevSleep to optimize power management.

Transcend Launches the ESD400 Portable Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the ESD400, its latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD). Featuring outstanding high capacities of up to 1 TB, incredible transfer speeds of up to 410 MB/s read and 380 MB/s write, and an extra durable and compact design, ESD400 SSDs are best suited for consumers demanding massive storage space and high-speed data transfer.

Higher Capacities and Blazing-Fast Speeds
Featuring vast storage capacities ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB, the ESD400 allows you to save your high-resolution multimedia files and applications, photos, documents and almost everything you need in it. The ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable SSD is equipped with a next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection interface that provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.

Transcend Launches the MTS Series M.2 Solid State Drives

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SATA III 6 Gb/s MTS series of M.2 SSDs. Featuring high capacities of up to 512 GB, ultra compact dimensions, and a next generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, Transcend's MTS400/600/800 M.2 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today's advanced portable devices.

Higher Capacities
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs includes three space-saving M.2 form factors (Type 2242, 2260 and 2280) for MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 (42/60/80mmx22mmx3.5mm). The series is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones.

Transcend Announces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards for Apple MacBooks

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDrive Lite series of expansion cards aimed at MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air users. With four different models offered in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, Transcend's new JetDrive Lite cards are tailor-made to have a flush profile with each specific model while providing an easy way to increase available storage for media.

Seamless Design, Large Storage
With their substantial amount of storage space, Transcend's JetDrive Lite expansion cards provide plenty of space to backup, store, and carry personal documents, photos, movies, and music. The 128 GB card, for instance, can store over 60,000 high-resolution photos, 32,000 MP3 songs, 32 hours of Full HD video, or seemingly limitless number of documents. When inserted into the card slot of a compatible MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air, the low-profile JetDrive Lite will not stick out like an SD card and can be left in place for on-the-go storage.

Transcend Releases JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits for MacBooks

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits aimed at MacBook computers. The JetDrive Upgrade Kits are ideal for professional photographers, videographers, and graphic artists looking to enhance the performance and capacity of their MacBook system, and even includes an easy-to-use drive enclosure for converting the original SSD or HDD into a new USB 3.0 portable storage device.

Faster Performance and Increased Storage
Built on the next-generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface to achieve lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s, upgrading to a Transcend JetDrive SSD translates into faster system boot up and application launch times, while offering the lag-free responsiveness and stability necessary for data-intensive computing and advanced gaming. Moreover, the newly-released SSDs are available in capacities of up to 960 GB, offering the perfect combination of speed and high-density storage.

Transcend Launches SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce its launch of SDXC/SDHC UHS-I cards featuring full support for the Ultra High Speed Class 3 (U3) specification. Capable of reaching incredible read and write speeds of up to 95 MB/s and 85 MB/s, Transcend's SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3 cards provide the performance necessary to harness the full power of UHS U3-compliant digital recording equipment.

Cinema-Quality 4K Video Recording
Recently released by the SD Association, the Ultra High Speed Class 3 specification guarantees a minimum constant write speed of 30 MB/s to facilitate cinema-quality video recording. Transcend's SDXC UHS-I U3 and SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3X "Extreme" cards, however, can achieve at least double this performance with blazing-fast write speeds of up to 60 MB/s and 85 MB/s respectively. When used with today's advanced camcorders, such as the Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, and Canon EOS C500 Cinema Camera, these cards ensure smooth 4K video capture in stunning color and clarity.

Transcend Releases DDR3 RDIMM Modules for Apple Mac Pro

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce its launch of 16 GB and 32 GB DDR3 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) modules aimed at maximizing memory in Apple Mac Pro 2013 systems. With four user-upgradeable memory slots available, Transcend's latest high-performance DDR3 RDIMMs can boost Mac Pro 2013 Intel Xeon E5 3.5 GHz 6-Core, 3.0 GHz 8-Core, and 2.7 GHz 12-Core models to 64 GB, 96 GB, and even 128 GB total memory capacity.

"The new Mac Pro 2013 is advertised to support up to 64 GB of memory, and we understand that pro users running applications that place high demands on RAM have a need to meet and most likely exceed this threshold," said Angus Wu, Director of Research and Development at Transcend. "For this reason, we have developed and fully tested higher density modules to give users the option of raising their Mac Pro system memory to the advertised 64 GB right up to 128 GB."

Transcend Releases M.2 and mSATA SSDs for Mobile Computing Devices

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today announced the release of its SATA III 6 Gb/s N8S750 M.2 and MSA340 mSATA solid state drives (SSD). Featuring ultra compact dimensions and the next generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, Transcend's N8S750 and MSA340 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today's advanced portable devices.

N8S750 SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 SSD
The N8S750 SSD's space-saving 80 mm M.2 form factor (80.0 mm x 22.0 mm x 3.5 mm) is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones. It features the latest SATA III 6 Gb/s specification, DDR3 DRAM cache, and is comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips. With exceptional transfer speeds of up to 520 MB/s read and 330 MB/s write, the N8S750 easily handles everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.

Transcend Adds 800x CF Card to Its Professional CompactFlash Lineup

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its Premium Series 800x CompactFlash cards. A worthy addition to Transcend's expanding line of CompactFlash memory cards, the 800X CF cards feature incredibly fast transfer rates for capturing professional-quality images and Full HD 1080p video. Equally impressive are the huge 64 GB to 256 GB capacity options on offer, which enable photographers to store many more high-resolution images and enjoy extended recording sessions.

Professional photographers faced with the challenges of a difficult assignment must be able to depend on a high quality card that can deliver the speed and capacity necessary to complete the job. With this in mind, Transcend's new 800x CompactFlash cards boast outstanding transfer rates of up to 120 MB/s read and 60 MB/s write and extra large storage capacity of up to 256 GB. When used with advanced camcorders and DSLR cameras, these cards come in particularly handy during continuous burst mode shooting and Full HD and 3D video recording. Back at the studio, the 120 MB/s read speed of Transcend's 800x CF cards ensures less time spent transferring card content to the computer and more time spent on photo retouching and video editing.

Transcend Releases JetFlash 380 and JetFlash 510 USB Flash Drives

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce its launch of the JetFlash 380 and JetFlash 510 USB Flash Drives. The JetFlash 380 USB OTG (USB On-The-Go) Flash Drive is designed to transform the way Android users carry, transfer and exchange personal digital content. Virtually unnoticeable when plugged into a USB port, the stylish JetFlash 510 flash drive offers a space-friendly way for users to benefit from portable storage without adding bulk to their mobile device and even enjoy a personal playlist while driving.

JetFlash 380 USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive - Think of it like a mini HDD for Android devices
Besides a standard USB interface found on regular flash drives, the dual access JetFlash 380 also features a micro USB connection for Android devices that support USB On-The-Go. This allows users to move or copy files to and from their device's memory card via a steady USB connection that is faster and more reliable than Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile internet 3G/4G. Combining two interfaces into one compact high-capacity flash drive, the JetFlash 380 focuses on the portable storage needs of mobile device users and eliminates dependence on computers, cables and adapters.

Transcend Releases 64 GB High Capacity USB Flash Drives for Effortless Storage

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today launched two new 64 GB capacity flash drives including the 64 GB USB 3.0 JetFlash 770 and the 64 GB USB 2.0 JetFlash 520. With enormous storage space and clever capless designs, these USB flash drives offer the easiest way to transfer large files between USB port-equipped computers.

Extra-large 64 GB Capacity
Taking full advantage of their 64 GB capacity, Transcend's latest USB flash drives allow users to store, transfer, backup and share their entire collection of personal media files and vital data. Each 64 GB flash drive can hold more than 30,000 images (jpg compression, 2 MB file size), 16,000+ mp3 songs (4 min per song, 128 Kbps quality), or over 23 hours of DVD quality video (2.25 GB per hour).

Transcend Introduces DDR3-1866 Modules to Support High-Powered Servers

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce its launch of 4 GB DDR3-1866 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) and 4 GB DDR3-1866 Unbuffered ECC DIMM (ECC UDIMM) memory modules. Ideal for use in Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor-based servers, the new DDR3 modules ensure optimal performance in today's virtualized data centers.

Developed to support increasing use of server virtualization, Transcend's DDR3-1866 memory modules are tested to be fully compatible with Intel Romley-EP platforms based on Intel's latest generation server processor, the Xeon E5-2600 v2 family (code named "Ivy Bridge-EP"). As Transcend's highest frequency DDR3 server modules, the 4 GB DDR3-1866 DIMMs are constructed with top quality DDR3-1866 DRAM chips that deliver exceptional performance and durability.

Transcend Introduces High Performance Server Memory

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the arrival of its 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Low Voltage 1.35V RDIMM memory module. Aimed at improving high performance data mining and big data analytics, the DDR3 Low Voltage RDIMM allows enterprises to address the challenges of server memory density, performance, and power consumption.

Strong demand for data center services continues to grow as more organizations are taking advantage of the huge and highly available computing and storage resources of cloud and virtualization systems. However, the success of implementing these technologies rests on the ability to quickly load applications and easily process information.

Transcend Announces Industrial Temp SSD and Mid-Range 96 GB SSD Solutions

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the addition of the SSD630I 2.5" Industrial Temp SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) and the 96GB SSD630 2.5" SATA SSD as part of its industrial SSD lineup. The new 2.5" industrial SSDs present enterprises with a more extensive product selection to meet the strict performance, stability, and capacity requirements of mission-critical industrial applications.

SSD630I Industrial Grade 2.5" SSD
Transcend's industrial grade SSDs undergo strict qualification to guarantee dependable, long-term performance in a wide temperature range. The SSD630I Industrial Grade 2.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s SSD has been extensively tested to confirm effective operation between -40ºC and 85ºC, making it suitable for computing systems that are often exposed to extreme temperature conditions such as industrial PCs and indoor/outdoor DVR surveillance equipment. Moreover, with speeds reaching 260 MB/s, storage up to 128 GB, excellent shock and vibration resistance, and low power consumption, the SSD630I offers many additional advantages for use in industrial environments.

Transcend Releases High Capacity SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the introduction of 128 GB 600x and 64 GB 300x SDXC UHS-I cards. Combining high capacity with full support of the Ultra-High Speed Class 1 specification, the new SDXC UHS-I memory cards effectively ensure ample storage space for capturing professional-quality images and high-definition videos, while offering enhanced camera response and significantly faster data transfers.

SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Cards
Featuring capacities ranging from 8 GB to an enormous 128 GB, Transcend's SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory cards are fully equipped to handle the increased capacity requirements of professional photography and filmmaking. For instance, the new 128 GB SDXC UHS-I card can store more than 20,000 high-resolution jpeg images (12 megapixel camera, 6MB file size), over 8,500 RAW images (based on 14 MB file size), or a full 32 hours of 1080p High-Definition footage (1920x1080 9 Mb/s H.264 AVC compression). Moreover, thanks to the use of the exFAT file system that can support files larger than 4 GB, Transcend's SDXC UHS-I cards are ideal for continuous burst-mode shooting and extended video recording.

Transcend Releases Fastest Half-Slim SATA III Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today introduced the HSD740 half-slim SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD). Featuring the latest SATA specification, Transcend's HSD740 SATA III half-slim SSD delivers peak performance in industrial grade standards, yet offers significantly smaller dimensions and superior long-term reliability than 2.5" form factor hard disk drives.

Transcend's HSD740 half-slim SATA SSDs are comprised of high-quality toggle-mode MLC NAND Flash chips, providing excellent solid-state performance in a lightweight compact package that measures just 54mm x 39mm x 4mm. In addition to their convenient compact size, the HSD740 SSD modules feature a high-bandwidth SATA III 6Gb/s interface that helps deliver fast transfer speeds reaching 510MB/s read and 185MB/s write. As a result, Transcend's new half-slim SATA SSDs offer significantly improved performance benefits, greater design flexibility, and cost savings to manufacturers of mobile computing applications such as Ultrabooks, Industrial PCs and notebooks, gaming systems, and handheld devices.

Transcend Announces SSD740 Series

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today announced the addition of the SSD740 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD) to its industrial SSD product line. Combining cutting-edge SATA III technology with a number of performance and reliability features, the SSD740 is the ultimate SSD upgrade solution - especially for devices equipped with modern processors running more advanced operating systems, such as Ultrabooks, Industrial PCs and notebooks, gaming systems, and handheld appliances.

Transcend's SSD740 SSD takes advantage of the next-generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and an advanced JMicron JMF667H controller to achieve extremely fast transfer speeds of up to 530 MB/s read and 470 MB/s write. Essential for handling incompressible data, such as videos, music, and images, the SSD740 also delivers impressive 4K random read/write speeds of up to 283/267 MB per second. Full support of the TRIM command, which automatically removes deleted data permanently, and Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which optimizes the order in which received read and write commands are executed, allow the SSD740 to sustain an incredibly high level of performance while enhancing SSD durability and efficiency.

Transcend Announces MSM610 mSATA SSD

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today announced the release of its SATA II 3Gb/s MSM610 mSATA mini solid state drive (SSD). With its diminutive yet robust form factor, impressive sequential read/write transfer speeds, and a host of reliability features, the MSM610 mSATA mini SSD delivers solid state performance and durability to today's advanced mobile devices such as tablet PCs, Ultrabooks, and other embedded storage applications.

Fully compliant with the SATA II 3Gb/s specification and built with industry-leading toggle-mode MLC NAND flash chips, the MSM610 mSATA mini SSD boasts blazing fast sequential read and write speeds up to 245 and 48 MB/s respectively. This outstanding performance translates into reduced boot up and data transfer times, superior application launch speed, and enhanced overall system responsiveness; especially useful for dual-drive notebooks and Ultrabooks taking advantage of both the high-speed MSM610 mSATA mini SSD and a high capacity hard disk drive.

Transcend Announces 32GB DDR3 Load-Reduced DIMMs

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the arrival of its 32GB DDR3 Load-Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM) memory module. An important component of today's powerful servers, LRDIMMs use a specially designed buffer to minimize the load on the server memory bus, allowing administrators to maximize memory capacity, increase performance, and reduce the power consumption of their systems.

In standard RDIMM technology, the data bus connects directly to the multiple ranks of DRAM chips on the module, which increases electrical load and limits system speed as more modules are added. In contrast, Transcend's DDR3 Low Voltage LRDIMMs feature a full memory buffer chip on the module, which acts as a go-between for all signals sent from the host to the DRAM chips, reducing the electrical load on all interfaces. Compared to standard RDIMMs or UDIMMs, a system using Transcend LRDIMMs can support more modules per channel and higher maximum memory capacity without sacrificing speed.

Transcend Announces Copy Protected Memory Card Technology

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SD/microSD memory card copy protection solutions. Partially-protected and partially-free areas, read-only CD emulation, customized device security, excellent compatibility and high capacity are some of the features that make Transcend's Copy Protection SD/microSD cards ideal for use in OEM applications and distributing multimedia files.

For publishers of audio or video files, or educational institutions looking to distribute course material to students, SD and microSD memory cards present a portable and cost effective way to deliver digital content. Transcend's Copy Protection SD/microSD cards ensure the safety of valuable intellectual property by allowing access to media while preventing end users from making unauthorized copies. For added value, any space not utilized by pre-loaded data can be freely used as a normal SD card. When the protected data is deleted, the previously occupied capacity will be released as free space. Another available option is to make the entire SD/microSD card read-only so that end users cannot write to, modify or delete any part of the card capacity; only executing pre-loaded content is allowed in this optional configuration.

Transcend Outs JetFlash 520 Line of Water-Proof USB Flash Drives

Transcend rolled out the JetFlash 520 line of USB flash drives. Built in a metallic monolithic body design that's 4.5 mm-thick and 37 mm long, the drives are water-proof. Available in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB capacities, and two body color options - gold and silver, the USB 2.0 drives provide about 19 MB/s maximum reads, with up to 7 MB/s writes. The drives will be sold at entry-mainstream price-points.

Transcend Introduces New Industrial-Grade Memory Cards

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the addition of Industrial use microSDHC Class 10 and CF170 CompactFlash memory cards to its industrial memory card product line. Ideal for use in small form factor devices with demanding performance and capacity requirements, Transcend's MLC-based microSDHC Class 10 and CF170 memory cards are the most reliable high speed, high volume compact storage solution.

Manufactured using brand-name MLC NAND Flash chips, Transcend's Industrial use microSDHC cards guarantee superior performance and long-term stability over their consumer-grade TLC counterparts. Combining advanced Flash technology with the top-of-the-line Class 10 speed rating, these cards provide impressive read/write speeds of up to 20 MB/16 MB per second, losing nothing in transfer performance despite their tiny dimensions. Thanks to their fast data transfer rates, enhanced reliability, and available capacities of up to 32 GB, Transcend's Industrial use microSDHC Class 10 cards are the perfect OEM/bundle pack accessory for compact non-stop applications, including the latest digital cameras, DV recorders, mobile phones, and portable vehicle navigation systems.

Transcend Announces ESD200 Series Portable SSD

Transcend announced the ESD200 line of portable SSDs. Measuring 62 x 92 x 10.5 mm (WxDxH) and weighing just 56 g, the drives are available in 128 GB and 256 GB capacities, and take advantage of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, with a single cable handling both power and host connectivity. The drives provide sequential read speeds of up to 260 MB/s, and up to 225 MB/s sequential writes. In addition to data encryption software, the zippy road-warriors come with ECC support, and one-touch data backup. The included Transcend Elite software also syncs files and settings between computers although it's not [yet?] Windows to Go certified. The 256 GB and 128 GB variants are priced around $250 and $125, respectively.
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