Timeline

Throughout our history, Kingston has achieved many accolades and top positions recognition by the top business publications, industry associations, and received awards by organizations that recognize environmental and design innovation in business.

2020

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #24 on its list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

OC Business Journal awards John Tu and David Sun Business People of the Year.

2019

OC Business Journal ranks Kingston as one of the best places to work in Orange County, CA.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #55 on its list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

2017

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #55 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

2015

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #54 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Kingston presented as winner of Green Dot Award. This is the world’s most prestigious green award that recognizes outstanding products and services which are manufactured and delivered in an environmentally friendly manner.

2014

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #69 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Kingston presented as winner of Red Dot Award for design, quality & innovation. This international design competition judges for product design, communication design and design concepts.

2013

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #94 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

2012

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #48 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Kingston celebrates 25 years in the memory business.

2011

Inc.com ranks Kingston as the #4 Fastest Growing Private Company by revenue and #1 revenue in the computer hardware category.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #51 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

OC Business Journal awards John Tu and David Sun Business People of the Year.

2010

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #77 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Inc.com ranks Kingston #6 in total revenue and #1 in revenue in the computer hardware category.

2009

Inc.com ranks Kingston #5 in total revenue and #1 in revenue in the computer hardware category.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #97 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Publicease Tech Evolution Award is presented to Kingston for its exceptional technology that is transforming the tech industry.

2008

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #79 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

2007

Times UK crowned Kingston the winner of the Times Leadership Challenge for providing solutions for needy areas of the world providing water treatment solutions and neighborhood restoration.

2006

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #97 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

2005

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #140 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

2004

Computer Trade Shopper ranks Kingston the Memory Manufacturer of the Year.

UK Financial Times rates Kingston as Best Places to Work.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #178 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

2003

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #63 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the U.S.

Computer Trade Shopper awards Kingston the Memory Manufacturer of the Year.

UK Financial Times names Kingston as Best Places to Work.

2001

IndustryWeek honors Kingston as a Top 5 Global Manufacturing Company.

Kingston makes Forbes Magazine list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #33 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the U.S.

Businessweek ranks Kingston as #8 on Businessweek's Top Private Info Tech Companies.

Investor's Business Daily profiles John Tu in their Leaders & Success feature article.

2000

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #141 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Kingston is listed with a revenue of $1.5 billion for the previous year.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #29 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the U.S.

1999

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #184 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #21 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the U.S.

AEA gives Kingston the Best Employers Award in the Hi-Tech Industry.

1998

Fortune Magazine ranks Kingston #2 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the U.S. The honor is awarded to Kingston for the next 4 years.

Harvard Business School honors John Tu as a prime example of success in business.

1997

Asian Business Association presents Entrepreneur of the Year Award to John Tu and David Sun.

Chapman University Ethics in America Achievement Award is awarded to Kingston Technology.

1996

John Tu and David Sun win Business People of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal.

Asian Business League American Dream Award is given to John Tu.

1993

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston as #367 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S. Kingston is listed with a revenue of $489 million.

1992

Inc. Magazine ranks Kingston #1 as the fastest-growing privately held company in America.


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