Wednesday, September 11th 2019

Kingston Technology Takes Top Spot as DRAM Module Supplier

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it has been ranked the top DRAM module supplier in the world, according to the latest rankings by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Kingston retains its number 1 position with an estimated 72.17 percent market share, according to TrendForce. Their findings reinforce Kingston's position in the marketplace as the leading third-party supplier of DRAM modules. The rankings for 2018 mark the 16th consecutive year that TrendForce has placed Kingston in the top spot.

TrendForce states that spot prices stayed high in 1H18, even surpassing contract prices by over 20 percent. Despite rising inventory levels and price decreases in 2H18, the report indicates module manufacturers were still able to generate plenty of revenue and profit. Some of the prominent trends and growth drivers the market is witnessing include the growing popularity of online media streaming, recent technological developments in IoT, and the shift to data center and Cloud computing services.
"While Kingston considers TrendForce's estimates overly generous, it nonetheless follows the trajectory of the company's growth in all of its business segments," said Mike Mohney, DRAM business manager, Kingston. "In 2018, we were able to produce over 14 trillion MBs of memory across all product lines including DRAM, SSDs and embedded solutions. This massive amount, tremendous good fortune, and the findings from TrendForce reinforces our company's strength, position and importance as a whole in the industry."
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7 Comments on Kingston Technology Takes Top Spot as DRAM Module Supplier

#1
natr0n
I remember seeing a plant tour. I also know they make parts using other suppliers chips as well.
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#2
HouBa
The headline is misleading.
This is correct "Kingston Technology Takes Top Spot as b-brand DRAM Module Supplier".

Kingston is 2-tier, b-brand or marketing brand (say as you wish) of DRAM, but is not Top Spot World Supplier.
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#3
Infkos
It seems like a news from 2015 when computers used ddr3. Now I only see Corsair, GSkill, Micron.
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#4
Deathy
Infkos, post: 4114831, member: 163256"
It seems like a news from 2015 when computers used ddr3. Now I only see Corsair, GSkill, Micron.
Micron, really? They have a couple of "placebo" RAM offerings (more ECC than non-ECC even), but they are hardly comparably to Corsair and G.Skill. Micron, Samsung and SK Hynix are the big DRAM chip producers, Kingston, Corsair, G.Skill, Crucial (Microns consumer arm) are the DRAM repackagers / sellers / binners (see HouBa). And you only see the ones you mentioned because they are in the tech news with the latest and fastest RAM offerings for the newest AMD and Intel processors. That doesn't mean they sell the most. What do you think goes in most prebuilds? In corporate computers? In laptops? :)
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#5
Khonjel
Wait I thought Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron were the top three. A taiwanese brand Nanya a distant fourth. Or is this about the whole ram daughter-board? I'm so confused.
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#6
Chaitanya
Khonjel, post: 4115092, member: 154148"
Wait I thought Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron were the top three. A taiwanese brand Nanya a distant fourth. Or is this about the whole ram daughter-board? I'm so confused.
Check @HouBa above. Samsung, SK, Micron, Nanya are DRAM chip makers while Kingston is claiming #1 spot for DIMM manufacturing and considering how many OEMs choose Kingston DIMMs for their systems this is no surprise.
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#7
lynx29
Khonjel, post: 4115092, member: 154148"
Wait I thought Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron were the top three. A taiwanese brand Nanya a distant fourth. Or is this about the whole ram daughter-board? I'm so confused.
Kingston makes the best laptop ram, none of the other companies even come close. Kingston is the only one that makes 2666 CAS 15 ram, which is the best ram money can buy for the vast majority of gaming laptops, only the 2 grand + models allow for higher clocks.
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