Timeline

Throughout its history, Kingston has achieved many accolades and recognition of its leading position by the top business publications, institutions of higher education and industry associations, as well as awards from organisations that recognise environmental and design innovation in business.

2020

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 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, California.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 55 on its list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

2017

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 55 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

2015

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 54 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

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

2014

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 69 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

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

2013

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 94 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

2012

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 48 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

Kingston celebrates 25 years in the memory business.

2011

Inc.com ranks Kingston as the no. 4 Fastest Growing Private Company by revenue and no. 1 revenue in the computer hardware category.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 51 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

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

2010

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 77 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

Inc.com ranks Kingston no. 6 in total revenue and no. 1 in revenue in the computer hardware category.

2009

Inc.com ranks Kingston no. 5 in total revenue and no. 1 in revenue in the computer hardware category.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 97 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

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

2008

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 79 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

2007

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

2006

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 97 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

2005

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 140 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

2004

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

UK Financial Times rates Kingston one of the best places to work.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 178 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

2003

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 63 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA.

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

UK Financial Times names Kingston one of the best places to work.

2001

IndustryWeek honours 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 no. 33 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA.

Businessweek ranks Kingston no. 8 on its Top Private Info Tech Companies.

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

2000

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 141 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

Kingston is listed with a revenue of

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 29 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA.

1999

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 184 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA.

Forbes Magazine ranks Kingston no. 21 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA.

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

1998

Fortune Magazine ranks Kingston no. 2 of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA. The honour is awarded to Kingston for the next 4 years.

Harvard Business School honours 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 no. 367 on its list of the 500 Largest Private Companies in the USA. Kingston is listed with a revenue of

1992

Inc. Magazine ranks Kingston no. 1 as the fastest-growing privately held company in America.


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