Kingston Technology Ships 13.3 Million SSDs in 1H 2019

Massive Figure Compiled by Market Research Firm TrendFocus

 

Sunbury-on-Thames, UK – October 7th, 2019 – Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it shipped over 13.3 million SSDs in the first half of 2019, according to data compiled by market research firm TrendFocus. The astounding amount places Kingston as the third-largest supplier of SSDs in the world behind semiconductor manufacturers Samsung and Western Digital, showing its strength and position in the market place as the world’s leading third-party SSD maker. Kingston’s total accounted for a whopping 11.3 percent of the total number of SSDs shipped globally during the first half of the year among all manufacturers.

            “TrendFocus’ research shows continued growth in total SSD shipments for all categories this year,” said Don Jeanette, Vice President, TrendFocus. “Our research finds that client SSDs make up the majority portion of units shipped while NVMe PCIe also saw gains due to demand in hyperscale environments. The storyline for the first half of 2019 is NAND shipments are increasing and pricing has bottomed out, thus driving SSD demand.”

           “The findings from TrendFocus confirm Kingston’s overall scale and importance to the industry as an independent SSD supplier,” said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD Business Manager - EMEA. “For 32 years, Kingston has been a consistent and trusted manufacturer of high-performance memory solutions. Over the past decade, customers of all levels have adopted Kingston SSDs ― from the consumer who wants to make their system run faster by upgrading to an SSD to the world’s largest data centers that power Cloud computing ― Kingston is everywhere. It takes an entire team to accomplish this and we both thank and share our success with our partners, vendors and customers.”

According to TrendFocus, Kingston’s position in the 2.5″ form factor client-drive space is unparalleled as it leads all manufacturers with a substantial 27.3 percent market share. On October 21, the company will release it’s next-generation KC600 SATA 2.5″ client SSD. That drive joins the currently shipping UV500 SATA as well as the KC2000 and A2000 PCIe NVMe SSDs to form a suite of high-performance storage solutions that are fully TCG Opal 2.0 compliant. The 256-bit AES hardware-encrypted SSDs can be part of a security strategy for both consumers and corporate customers in a world where cyber-attacks and data breaches are becoming all too common.   

In addition to the client sector, Kingston is fast becoming a force in the enterprise SSD market. Later this year, Kingston will add to its portfolio with the DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD for data centers and workstations who require higher throughput and IOPS. The drive will join the data center family of enterprise SSDs which focuses on both read-intensive and mixed-workload server environments for organizations who require predictable Quality of Service (QoS) and performance consistency.

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About Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP.

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP is the Flash memory affiliate of affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for computers, digital cameras and mobile devices. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com.

 

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews information please contact Debbie Fowler, Kingston Digital, Inc. Kingston Court, Brooklands Close, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7EP. Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.

 

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. IronKey is a registered trademark of Kingston Digital, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Media Relations:

 

Debbie Fowler 

Deborah D’Costa

Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP  

Zaboura Communications

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Dfowler@kingston.eu 

Kingstontechnology@zaboura.com

Kingston can be found on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstontechmemory
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kingstontechnologyeurope
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kingstontech
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingstontechnology

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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