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About Kingston Technology

Kingston Technology Company is an independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, and Flash memory products for drones, mobile phones, digital cameras, and audio recording equipment.

Kingston Technology Headquarter Location

17600 Newhope Street

Fountain Valley, California, 92708,

United States

714-438-1817

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USB Device Market Size, $65,857.2 Million by 2028 Lead by Consumer Electronics, 9.3% CAGR - Exclusive Research Report by The Insight Partners

Jan 21, 2022

USB Devices Market: Competitive Landscape and Key Developments ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.; Corsair; Hewlett-Packard Development Company; Imation Corporation; Kingston Technology Corporation; Samsung Corporation; SanDisk Corporation; Toshiba Corporation; Transcend Information, Inc.; Diodes Incorporated; MaxLinear; SK Hynix Inc.; VIA Labs, Inc.; and Verbatim Americas LLC are among the key players that are profiled during this market study. In addition to these players, several other essential market players were also studied and analyzed to get a holistic view of the global USB devices market and its ecosystem. Inquiry Before Buying: https://www.theinsightpartners.com/inquiry/TIPRE00009310/ In June 2020, Infineon Technologies AG announced the closing of the acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. The addition of Cypress lets Infineon further strengthen its focus on structural growth drivers and a broader range of applications. This will accelerate the company’s path of profitable growth. Consumer demand and new technologies impressively influence the marketability of innovative automotive products. Entertainment and infotainment systems, including audio systems, are among the key components consumers consider while buying automobiles. The paradigm shift in consumer behavior regarding the driving experience, particularly in major regions such as Europe and North America, moves from basic to more advanced entertainment infotainment solution to contribute toward the car audio systems, which is positively impacting the demand for USB devices. Several companies across the world are providing car audio systems enabled with cutting-edge technologies, which require USB connectivity feature. For instance, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa offers SYNC technology, which utilizes voice commands to make calls, play music, and select apps with its Ford AppLink. One can plug into the USB or MP3 player and stream through Bluetooth4Audio. The growing inclination toward modern vehicle entertainment and infotainment systems is compelling auto manufacturers to provide a reliable connection between the car’s display and users’ smartphones or tablets. Thus, the USB device vendors catering to the automotive segment are designing USB products compatible with different automotive systems. Microchip Technology Inc. offers five USB 2.0 smart hub ICs available in various architectures; they are easy to use and provide flexibility to fit into car manufacturers’ design requirements. Moreover, in February 2019, Microchip Technology Inc. rolled out a USB 3.1 Gen1 SmartHub IC that provides faster data rates and mitigates indexing times to enhance car user experience. At present, consumers expect vehicle entertainment and infotainment systems to respond instantly, without any delay. Thus, companies are focusing on offering robust USBs to ensure maximum functionality in the automotive media hub. Thus, the escalating demand for USB devices in entertainment and infotainment systems is driving the overall market growth. Speak to Research Analyst: https://www.theinsightpartners.com/speak-to-analyst/TIPRE00009310/ The COVID-19 hampered the adoption of USB devices across North America in 2020 as sales of industries such as electronics and automotive were hampered due to the impact of supply lines. Meanwhile, the adoption of USB devices across IT & telecom and healthcare was reported as on higher side owing to the high emphasis on remote working and remote learning practices following a rise in the number of patients across hospitals due to COVID-19. However, the supply lines of the automotive and electronics industry started to stabilize from Q1 2021, and revenue of these industries showcased positive momentum, which subsequently propelled the USB devices market in North America. Surging Adoption of USB Type-C in Medical Industry Boosts USB Devices Market Growth in Coming Years: The USB-Type C devices are gaining huge popularity in the medical industry as their installation in any medical system abides with the industry standards such as IEEE 11073 and the Personal Health Care Device Class (PHDC) standards. Several devices such as video recorders, cameras, and drones are swiftly being moved to USB Type-C since it is the quickest way to transfer data; moreover, these USB devices provide more power than previous generations. USB Type-C devices would allow medical experts access to the finest resolution on computer displays used during surgeries and facilitate faster data transfer during crucial procedures. The growing technological advancements in USB Type-C are likely to increase its scope in the medical industry. Prominent players are highly designing next-generation USB devices to stay ahead in the competitive market. For instance, TE Connectivity launched its on-board USB Type-C receptacle connector; it is a waterproof device that protects systems in severe environments with IPX8 (waterproof rating) dust and water ingression performance. With the given waterproof rating, the USB Type-C connector maintains a continuous connection at a water depth of 1.5 m for a minimum of 30 minutes. Further, the growing aging demographics, combined with increasing demand for early-stage diagnosis of chronic diseases, are boosting medical imaging equipment worldwide. Thus, such a rise in the use of USB Type-C systems, especially in the medical device manufacturing industry, is likely to provide growth opportunities to the USB device market players in the coming years. Buy Premium Copy of USB Device Market Size, Share, Revenue, Strategic Insights and Forecasts 2021-2028 Research Report at https://www.theinsightpartners.com/buy/TIPRE00009310/ USB Devices market: Device Standard Type Overview Based on device standard type, the USB device market is segmented into USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and USB 4.0. The USB 3.0 segment led the USB Devices market in 2020. The USB 3.0 standard was demonstrated by intel in September 2007 and launched in November 2008. The key feature of USB 3.0 was termed as “SuperSpeed bus” that offered fourth transfer mode with a data transfer speed of 4.8 Gbit/s. An improved version of USB 3.0 was introduced in July 2013, called SuperSpeed+. The USB 3.1 was capable was transferring data at a doubled rate than USB 3.0. The introduction of USB 3.0 resulted in data encoding to 8b/10b encoding from Unicode. Another version was introduced in September 2017, known as USB 3.2. This standard has all the features of 3.0 and 3.1 along with a data transfer rate of 20 Gbit/s. The increased data transfer rate is due to its multi-lane operation. USB ports on peripherals often have the USB symbol – ‘SS USB’, which signifies USB 3.0, i.e., SuperSpeed USB. Moreover, USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) recommended branding all the three variants of USB 3 differently as SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps, SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, and SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps. Browse Adjoining Reports: USB Cable Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (USB Type A, USB Type B, USB Type C); Product Type (USB Data Cable, USB Charger, Multifunctional USB Cable); Industry Vertical (Commercial, IT and Telecommunication Industrial, Automotive, Healthcare, Others) and Geography Port Adapters Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Connection Gender (Male-Male, Female-Female, Female-Male); Connectivity Type (USB, Ethernet, Wireless); Port (2 and 4 Ports, 6 and 8 Ports, Over 8 Ports); Application (Personal, Business, Gaming) and Geography Hardware Security Module Market Forecast to 2028 - Covid-19 Impact and Global Analysis - by Type (LAN Based, PCIe Based, USB Based); Application (Payment Processing, Database Encryption, Code and Document Signing, PKI or Credential Management, Secure Socket Layer, Authentication, Application-Level Encryption, Others); Industry (BFSI, Energy and Utility, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Goods, Government, Healthcare, Others) and Geography Busbar Market Forecast to 2028 - Covid-19 Impact and Global Analysis - by Conductor (Copper, Aluminum); Power Rating (Low, Medium, High); Application (Commercial Buildings, Residential Buildings, Industrial Infrastructure, Others) and Geography About Us: The Insight Partners is a one stop industry research provider of actionable intelligence. We help our clients in getting solutions to their research requirements through our syndicated and consulting research services. We specialize in industries such as Semiconductor and Electronics, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Biotechnology, Healthcare IT, Manufacturing and Construction, Medical Device, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Chemicals and Materials. Contact Us: If you have any queries about this report or if you would like further information, please contact us: Contact Person: Sameer Joshi

Kingston Technology Investments

5 Investments

Kingston Technology has made 5 investments. Their latest investment was in Nantero as part of their Series G on April 4, 2018.

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Kingston Technology Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/5/2018

Series G

Nantero

$29.7M

Yes

3

2/22/2017

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

4/29/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

6/14/2013

Series D

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$99M

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10

12/17/1999

Series B

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Date

4/5/2018

2/22/2017

4/29/2015

6/14/2013

12/17/1999

Round

Series G

Series A - II

Seed VC

Series D

Series B

Company

Nantero

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$29.7M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

10

10

10

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Kingston Technology Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Kingston Technology has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was FUHU on February 01, 2016.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

2/1/2016

Asset Sale

$99M

2

10/6/2011

Divestiture

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Date

2/1/2016

10/6/2011

Exit

Asset Sale

Divestiture

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Valuation

$99M

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Sources

2

10

Kingston Technology Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Kingston Technology acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Kioxia on September 20, 2017.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/20/2017

Debt

$99M

$11,997.28M

Acquired Unit - Fin

11

2/8/2016

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Date

9/20/2017

2/8/2016

Investment Stage

Debt

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$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$11,997.28M

Note

Acquired Unit - Fin

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11

10

Kingston Technology Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Kingston Technology has 10 strategic partners and customers. Kingston Technology recently partnered with Team Liquid on August 8, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/20/2021

Sponsored

Team Liquid

United States

1

4/7/2021

Vendor

NXP Semiconductors

Netherlands

(PR) Kingston Digital Partners With NXP Semiconductors on i.MX 8M Plus Processors

`` We are honored to extend our partnership with NXP Semiconductors , one of the top semiconductor companies in the world , on their latest i.MX 8M Plus evaluation kit , '' said Sarah Shen , General Manager , US Embedded Business , Kingston Technology Company , Inc. .

1

1/13/2021

Licensor

Allied Esports Entertainment

United States

Allied Esports and HyperX Renew Naming Rights Agreement for HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

HyperX and Allied Esports Entertainment , Inc. will continue to partner on a variety of co-branded experiences and events at the arena focused on growing their gaming and esports communities .

4

11/26/2020

Partner

Communication Service for the Deaf

United States

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10

8/20/2019

Licensee

Xbox

United States

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10

Date

8/20/2021

4/7/2021

1/13/2021

11/26/2020

8/20/2019

Type

Sponsored

Vendor

Licensor

Partner

Licensee

Business Partner

Team Liquid

NXP Semiconductors

Allied Esports Entertainment

Communication Service for the Deaf

Xbox

Country

United States

Netherlands

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

(PR) Kingston Digital Partners With NXP Semiconductors on i.MX 8M Plus Processors

`` We are honored to extend our partnership with NXP Semiconductors , one of the top semiconductor companies in the world , on their latest i.MX 8M Plus evaluation kit , '' said Sarah Shen , General Manager , US Embedded Business , Kingston Technology Company , Inc. .

Allied Esports and HyperX Renew Naming Rights Agreement for HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

HyperX and Allied Esports Entertainment , Inc. will continue to partner on a variety of co-branded experiences and events at the arena focused on growing their gaming and esports communities .

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Kingston Technology Team

8 Team Members

Kingston Technology has 8 team members, including current Owner, Grace Lee.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

David A. Jevans

Founder

Current

Gil Spencer

Founder

Current

Grace Lee

Owner

Current

Jameson Jordan

Founder

Former

sam michaels

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

David A. Jevans

Gil Spencer

Grace Lee

Jameson Jordan

sam michaels

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Owner

Founder

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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