Kingston Technology, a maker of independent memory products, today announced that it is the world’s largest memory module supplier in 2021, according to the latest revenue ranking by analyst firm TrendForce (formerly DRAMeXchange). Kingston maintained its No. 1 position with $14.2 billion in revenue and 78.7 percent of the market, and TrendForce noted that Kingston’s revenue grew 8 percent year-over-year, marking the 19th consecutive year that Kingston has held the No. 1 position.
According to the report, the top five global memory module suppliers account for 90 percent of total sales in this market in 2021, with Kingston holding nearly 80 percent of the market share. As one of the world’s leading DRAM chip buyers, Kingston offers a highly customized production model that has enabled it to continue to grow the size of its shipments and drive revenue growth of 8 percent. trendForce notes that lifestyle changes caused by the new crown epidemic and growing demand for distance learning have driven DRAM module shipments over the past two years. Kingston is taking an approach to prepare for these market segments.
Kingston itself does not produce NAND particles and does not have a production line of memory particles, buying memory particles from Samsung, Micron or other flash memory particle suppliers, and memory quality in addition to the particles is also related to the control chip, circuit design and so on.