Kingston Technology has emerged as the leading independent memory module manufacturer, according to the latest market research from analyst iSuppli.
In the third-party DRam market, Kingston was ranked as the number-one supplier, with a 20.9 per cent market share - a rise of more than six per cent over two years.
Second and third places went to Smart Modular Technologies and TwinMOS Technologies, with just 8.1 per cent and six per cent shares respectively.
"As the top memory module manufacturer, Kingston plays a key role in the technology circles of the PC industry, serving as partner to DRam component manufacturers, distributors and resellers, PC OEMs and system integrators," said Nam Hyung Kim, principal memory analyst at iSuppli.
Kingston attributed much of its success to its ValueRAM, Digital Media and OEM divisions, all of which have been promoted heavily over the past year.
Kingston's ValueRAM division, which targets system builders, has a been a star performer for the vendor, accounting for more than half of the group's European revenues in 2003.
John Tu, president of Kingston Technology, said: "By empowering staff to attain their goals and developing close partnerships with key memory suppliers, we were able to introduce new levels of service and product quality to the memory market in 2003.
"Kingston's philosophy is that our people are the strength of the firm, which ensures our customers get the best possible products and care."
The company has also broadened its global production focus and boosted capital investment.
China is becoming an increasingly popular location for manufacturing in the DRam industry, and Kingston has announced it will be ramping up its manufacturing capacity by expanding production facilities in Shanghai.
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