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Accolades

Distinctions

Since 1987, Kingston has consistently garnered awards and accolades as an employer and for its products, services and innovations. Some of the honours received are listed below.

Accolades and Distinctions
Year Description
2013 IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world’s no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.

Gartner Research ranks Kingston as the no. 1 USB Flash drive manufacturer in the world.
2012 Forbes Magazine
Kingston ranked no. 48 in “Forbes 500 Top Private Companies in the United States,” marking the 11th time Kingston has ranked in the top 500 and the 7th time in a row ranking in the top 100.

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.

Gartner Research ranks Kingston no. 1 USB drive manufacturer in the world.
2011 Inc.com's "Top 100"
Inc. 5000 Companies ranks Kingston no. 4 in total revenue and no. 1 revenue in the computer hardware category.

Forbes Magazine
Kingston ranked no. 51 in "Forbes 500 Top Private Companies in the United States," marking the 10th time Kingston has ranked in the top 500 and the 6th time in a row ranking in the top 100.

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.

Gartner Research ranks Kingston no. 1 USB drive manufacturer in the world.
2010 Inc.com's "Top 100"
"Inc. 5000 Companies" ranks Kingston no. 6 in total revenue and no. 1 revenue in the computer hardware category.

Forbes Magazine
Kingston ranked no. 77 in “Forbes 500 Top Private Companies in the United States," marking the 9th time Kingston has ranked in the top 500 and the 5th time in a row ranking in the top 100.

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.

Gartner Research ranks Kingston no. 1 USB drive manufacturer in the world.
2009 Inc.com's “Top 100"
Inc. 5000 Companies” ranks Kingston no. 5 in total revenue and no. 1 revenue in the computer hardware category

Forbes Magazine
Kingston ranked no. 97 in “Forbes 500 Top Private Companies in the United States,” marking the 8th time Kingston has ranked in the top 500 and the 4th time in a row ranking in the top 100.

Publicease - Tech Evolution Award
The Tech Evolution Awards recognise Kingston among an elite group of companies that offer exceptional technologies that are transforming the technology industry

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market Inc.com

Gartner Research ranks Kingston no. 1 USB drive manufacturer in the world.
2008 Inc. Magazine
Inc.com’s “Top 100
Inc. 5000 Companies” ranks Kingston no. 2 in both gross dollars of growth and total revenue

Forbes lists Kingston as no. 79 on its list of "The 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S."

DRAMeXchange
Listed as no. 1 Worldwide DRAM Module House Memory Maker for 2008

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market

Gartner Research ranks Kingston no. 1 USB drive manufacturer in the world.
2007 GTDC Summit
Kingston receives distribution industry Rising Star Award, which recognises the IT Distributions industry's fastest-growing manufacturers and publishers.

The Times, UK
Kingston Technology crowned winner of The Times Leadership Challenge, 2007, United Kingdom.

Inc. Magazine
Inc. ranks Kingston as the no. 1 fastest growing private company by revenue.

Forbes lists Kingston as no. 83 on its list of "The 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S."

DRAMeXchange
Listed as no. 1 Worldwide DRAM Module House Memory Maker for 2007.

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.
2006 Intel
Kingston receives Intel’s Outstanding Supplier Award for Exceptional Support, Quality and Timely Delivery of FB-DIMM Products.

Orange County Business Journal
John Tu and David Sun Awarded Business People of the Year.
Kingston leads OC County's Top Minority-Owned Businesses with Posted Gain in Revenue for 2005.

Forbes lists Kingston as no. 97 on its list of "The 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S."

DRAMeXchange
Listed as no. 1 Worldwide DRAM Module House Memory Maker for 2006.

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.
2005 Forbes lists Kingston as no. 140 on its list of "The 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S."

IHS iSuppli Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.
2004 AMD
AMD Recognizes Kingston for Outstanding Partner Contributions to Athlon 64 and Opteron Launches.

Computer Trade Shopper
Memory Manufacturer of the Year, United Kingdom Financial Times
Rated as Best Workplaces, United Kingdom.

Forbes lists Kingston as no. 178 on its list of "The 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S."

iSuppli - Applied Market Intelligence
iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's no. 1 memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market.
2003 Computer Trade Shopper
Memory Manufacturer of the Year, United Kingdom.

Dell Supplier Award
Kingston receives Diverse Supplier Award for Best Overall Performance based on Kingston's relationship supporting Dell's base memory business.

Financial Times
Rated as Best Workplaces, United Kingdom.
2002 Computer Trade Shopper
Memory Manufacturer of the Year, United Kingdom.

Fortune Magazine
Kingston Ranked no. 63 of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in the United States,” marking the for the fifth year in a row ranking in the top 100.
2001 BusinessWeek
Kingston ranked no. 8 on BusinessWeek's Top Private Info Tech Companies.

Kingston is honoured by Industry Week as a "Top 5 Global Manufacturing Company".
2000 United States Secretary of Labor visits Kingston
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao visits Kingston Headquarters to discuss its formula as a successful technology company in America

Forbes magazine lists Kingston as number 141 on its list of “The 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.”
1999 AEA
Kingston receives Best Employers Award, Hi-Tech Industry