We may be half way through 2010 already, but iSuppli has just released the rankings for memory makers for 2009. The company looks at market share and revenue to determine the leader in the global market.
Digital cameras and camcorders today are always matching towards higher resolution and more detailed images and recordings. To be able to store enough of the video to make recording times last requires ever larger capacity memory cards. Kingston has offered up a new SDXC card at Computex that is speed Class 10.
Any person who really likes something be it computers or cars or anything else wants them to perform their best. In the computer world, better performance often boils down to faster clock speeds for memory and other components inside a computer.
Kingston has a huge range of memory for computers that will fit just about every notebook and desktop platform out there. The company also has a full line of flash drives and SSDs as well. Kingston has announced a new line of memory today claimed to be the world's fastest low-voltage, ultra-low voltage performance memory.
Who would've thought memory cards could be so full of intrigue. Andrew "bunnie" Huang - whose name you might remember from inside the chumby One - was prompted to investigate an apparent bad batch of Kingston microSD cards when the touchscreen widget device (which stores its OS on a microSD) started acting up. He went on to discover that his dodgy batch was in fact the tip of a fake card iceberg, which seems to suggest Kingston's suppliers have been producing so-called "ghost shift" fakes during factory downtime, with Kingston's brand but serious quality shortcomings.
Kingston has offered 256GB flash drives before, but for some reason decided not to offer the 256GB DataTraveler 200 in America. The reason was probably the roughly $900 price tag the drive had when it debuted last summer in the UK. Kingston has decided the time is right for a massive capacity flash drive in America and has announced it is now shipping the DataTraveler 310 with 256GB of storage.
There are so many devices on the market today that use SD cards for storage that the format is one of the most common around. You will find SD cards in use in cameras, netbooks, camcorders, and other gadgets. The SDHC format is growing in capacity and performance all the time and Kingston has announced that it is shipping a couple new SDHC cards.
Not too long ago Kingston had to recall some of its secure flash drives because a flaw was found in the encryption used that allowed the security protocols to be bypassed. Kingston wasn't the only flash drive maker that had to recall secure drives because of the flaw. Today Kingston has unveiled a new flash drive that uses hardware approved by the DoD for the transportation of classified documents.