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Kingston Technology Among Top 10 Semiconductor Chip Buyers In The World

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Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it is among the top 10 list of semiconductor chip buyers globally as determined by Gartner, Inc. Gartner studied the total allocated market looking at total chip spending across many verticals including PC, data centre, smartphone, IoT (Internet of Things) and other applications. Kingston is ranked number 8 having spent an estimated $7.84 billion (USD) for 2018, according to Gartner.

Kingston climbed to the top 10 for the first time since Gartner began its design total allocated market (TAM) research in 2007. The increase is fueled in part because Kingston is a top memory manufacturer for many of the OEM and ODMs that produce smart devices and Kingston continues to offer value and service in these market segments. In 2018, Kingston produced over 14 trillion Megabytes of memory across all product lines including DRAM, SSDs and embedded solutions, a massive amount that reinforces its strength, position and importance in the industry.

Gartner stated that chip spending in recent years has been driven mainly by the growth in consumption of PCs and smartphones. Leading OEMs in these areas gained more market share and increased their chip buying power as a result. Gartner further predicts that other growth markets will ignite future demand such as new business opportunities in China focusing on Cloud servers and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints that will arise in and after 2022. With Kingston’s buying power, global partnerships and manufacturing facilities located in China and the Asia-Pacific region, Kingston is positioned to take full advantage of these growth opportunities.

“While server and system memory continues to be the foundation of Kingston’s success, our strength over the past 15 years has been to diversify our product portfolio to address industry changes and adapt to ever-evolving market needs,” said Craig Tilmont, director of marketing, Kingston. “We are one of the top suppliers of SSDs in the channel and have been supplying embedded memory solutions for almost a decade in various industrial applications including medical devices, diagnostic equipment and in-flight entertainment systems. Kingston memory solutions are also found everywhere including consumer products such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, robotic vacuums and security video doorbells.”

The following chart from Gartner shows the top 10 OEM chip spending:


For more than 30 years, Kingston has created memory products and storage solutions that empower innovation. Today, Kingston ships to 125 countries and employs over 3,500 people around the world. Kingston develops products to increase productivity and overall system performance, with solutions for servers, desktops, and IoT devices. Kingston makes technology solutions that facilitate people’s everyday needs and supports them wherever they are.

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Gearing Up To 2020: Kingston Technology

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Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has been a pioneer in the memory & storage market for more than three decades and has successfully positioned itself as the world leader. The brand invests millions in the development and testing of its memory modules today to reduce your total cost of ownership tomorrow.

The resulting performance, stability and long-term reliability are among the reasons Kingston server memory has become a worldwide industry standard. Their products have been an integral component in the IT infrastructure of Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. With Kingston’s success over the years, across product lines, the brand will continue improving its set benchmark, and even in this year, the company plans to diversify its product portfolio to satisfy the evolving market requirements.

To give a reference for the magnitude of the business, in 2018 alone, Kingston produced over 14 trillion Megabytes (14,00,000 crore MBs) of memory across all product lines including DRAM, SSDs and embedded solutions. Speaking of SSDs alone, Kingston shipped over 13.3 million SSDs in the first half of 2019, which is a whopping 11.3 per cent of total SSDs shipped globally in the period. This indeed is a massive amount that reinforces the brand’s strength, position and importance in the industry.

Mr Vishal Parekh, Marketing Director, APAC Region – India & Philippines at Kingston Technology said, “With a boom in the industry coming soon this year, we will be showcasing our newer product portfolio for customers. We will be launching faster and responsive SD & microSD cards and High-speed Card Readers for professionals. We plan to organise various awareness campaigns to ensure the customers make informed decisions.

Due to the higher subscriber base, there will be a flux of high data usage and awareness initiatives for better data security. Kingston has planned to improve their benchmarks to achieve success as a market leader and with the launches of the new product portfolio, we will ensure better & safe data security. We, at Kingston, believe that digitalisation in various verticals will help to increase IoT and reduce the TCO, thereby focussing on better data infrastructure and data security.”

Some of the key achievements of the company in 2019 were:

Gartner Inc. ranked Kingston among the top 10 semiconductor chip buyers in the world, DRAMeXchange ranked Kingston as Number #1 DRAM module supplier in the world with 72.17 per cent market share

DRAMeXchange ranks Kingston as Number #1 SSD module maker with 25 per cent market share for channel market SSDs. The company introduced NVMe to the market, a technology that can improve data transfer speeds in the system and make it more responsive

In 2020, Kingston has plans to expand its existing product portfolio with new-age technology in storage. The Indian customers would see faster and more responsive SD & microSD cards from Kingston, along with the new age readers for professionals. Being industry experts, the brand will work on creating awareness campaigns for customers to understand the new tech and make informed decisions.

The brand also plans to introduce solutions to help customers keep their data safe and GDPR compliant, and to avoid data theft and data. Hardware-based data encryption is a unique feature that Kingston provides with its products even with affordable price points. These solutions from Kingston are customizable according to requirements and can be adapted for different industries like Big data analysis, enterprise applications, media production, VFX, cloud services, data centres, etc. For example, Kingston-powered DIT carts were deployed on a recent award-winning Netflix television show shot on the Warner Bros. lot. Kingston solid-state drives greatly improved the workflow by reducing ingest time of the daily footage followed by duplicating to other drives for postproduction services. Kingston believes that 2020 will be an eventful year in terms of growth.

 

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HyperX launches alloy origins core tenkeyless RGB mechanical gaming keyword

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HeyperX is one of the most popular divisions in the gaming market. So now, HyperX came up with their new gaming keyword. We have already the gaming keyword in the market which belongs to HyperX. So, HyperX added up new gaming keyword in their lineup to maintain more efficiency for gamers ” HyperX  Alloy Origins”. So this new Alloy Origins keyword featuring the HyperX Red mechanical switches. So this keyword is basically built for the essential performance and for longevity along with that you have 80 mi9llion clicks rating.

The new HyperX alloy origins core gaming keyword is now available at leading retail and e-tail outlets at an MRP of INR 109,900. It is backed by a limited two-year warranty with HyperX support and which is great.

Alloy Origins Core maximizes desktop real estate with a space-saving tenkeyless layout for ultimate mouse movement. The keyboard features RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. For added durability, stability and flexibility, Alloy Origins Core is built with a full aircraft-grade aluminium body and the USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is detachable.

“HyperX is excited to release the new Alloy Origins Core featuring HyperX red mechanical switches,” said HyperX. “The Alloy Origins Core was designed specifically for TKL keyboard fans, offering gamers a high-performance HyperX RGB tenkeyless keyboard option.”

Alloy Origins Core features a Custom Game Mode, allowing users to choose which keys are enabled and disabled. Macro keys can be assigned and stored in the macro library and users can choose from three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning. Equipped with HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins Core offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including simple customizable per-key lighting effects1. With on-board memory, users may save up to three of their Alloy Origins Core profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. The keyboard also includes 100 per cent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.

Specifications:

Keyboard

  • Switch: HyperX Red Switch
  • Type: Mechanical
  • Backlight: DIP RGB LED
  • Light effects: Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels.
  • Onboard memory: 3 profiles o Connection type: USB Type-C to USB Type-A
  • Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
  • Key rollover: N-key mode
  • LED indicator: Yes
  • Media control: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • OS compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches

  • Switch: HyperX Red Switch
  • Operation Style: Linear
  • Actuation Force: 45g
  • Key Travel Distance: 1.8 mm
  • Total Travel: 3.8 mm
  • Life Span (Keystrokes): 80 million

Cable

  • Type: Detachable, Braided USB Cable
  • Length: 1.8 m

Dimensions

  • Width: 360.0 mm
  • Depth: 132.5 mm
  • Height: 34.5 mm
  • Weight (Keyboard and cable): 900 g
  • 1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software.

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HyperX Launches Its Quadcast Microphone In India For Streamers and Casters

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HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid-state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60 million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide. Now come to the point which is recently launched by HyperX.

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the launch of the HyperX QuadCastTM microphone in India for streaming and audio recording. HyperX QuadCast features a built-in anti-vibration shock mount and offers four polar pattern choices, gain control, a built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute feature that indicates the mute status by turning off the red LED lighting. This microphone will now be available at an MRP of INR 14,900 through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets.

Capturing clear and consistent audio via USB, HyperX Quadcast offers four polar patterns: stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional for flexibility in audio capture, and utilizes a built-in internal pop filter designed to reduce noise for clearer voice quality.

The QuadCast comes with a stand featuring a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, quick gain control and a 3.5mm headphone output for live mic monitoring. The QuadCast microphone offers multi-device chat program compatibility and is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak. The included mount adapter fits both 3/8” and 5/8” thread sizes and is compatible with most stands and boom arms. The QuadCast microphone is designed to meet the exacting demands of PC, PlayStation 4, and Mac for professional or aspiring streamers.

“Over the years, HyperX has become synonymous with gaming. Our continued efforts have created a range of high-performing peripherals for gamers,” said HyperX. “With the introduction of the HyperX QuadCast microphone, our team is showing its continued dedication to gamers, streamers and casters alike.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/en/microphone/quadcast-gaming-microphone  

HyperX QuadCast Specifications

• Microphone

Power consumption: 5V 125mA

Sample/bit rate: 48kHz/16-bit

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Condenser type: Three 14mm condensers

Polar patterns: Stereo, Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional

Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz

Sensitivity: -36dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz)

Cable length: 3m

Weight:

▪ Microphone: 254g

▪ Shock mount and stand: 364g

▪ Total with USB cable: 710g

• Headphone Output

Impedance: 32 Ω

Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz

Maximum power output: 7mW

THD: ≤ 0.05% (1kHz/0dBFS)

SNR: ≥ 90dB (1kHZ, RL=∞)

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CES 2020: Kingston Demos Upcomin UHS-II Cards, NVMe PCle Gen 4.0 SSDs

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HyperX has come up with their new exciting technology which is called the UHS-11 Card, NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs. HyperX has been dealing in the SSDs from a very long time, as we know HyperX does make the good gaming products and in both aspects, hyper X has nailed it.  Now come to the SSDs which is HyperX has introduced in the CES 2020.

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, will share upcoming consumer and enterprise solutions at CES® 2020. Kingston’s industry-leading products provide great performance, reliability and consistency, and this year will be no different.

Kingston will demo:

• Canvas Plus Flashcards: A refresh offering higher speeds including UHS-II and high capacities as well as the new MobileLite Plus readers engineered to support the maximum speeds of the Canvas Plus line.
• NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 SSD: A sneak peek at Kingston’s first Gen 4.0 NVMe SSD for consumers shipping later this year.
• Embedded Products: A look at everyday consumer products powered by Kingston.
• Data Center NVMe SSDs in both U.2 and M.2 form factors: Designed to deliver predictable low-latency and I/O consistency as the key performance criteria. For internal drive bay upgrades, hyperscale data centre servers and Cloud service providers requiring high-performance storage.
• Data Center SATA SSD (DC450R, DC500R) capacity addition: A 7.68TB SSD for Cloud-hosting companies and other data centres in need of more storage.

“As a leading supplier of memory solutions in the channel, we make every effort to offer the best products to our customers,” said Kingston. “CES sets the tone and makes for the best time to share what we’ve been working on and what we have in store for the coming year. From memory cards to the latest SSDs, to wearables and smart devices, Kingston is everywhere.”

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Gear-up to Experience the Poker Rush at this Diwali

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Mumbai, 25th October 2019:  Diwali is around the corner and to celebrate PokerStars.IN is bringing back the Diwali Rush series. More than 2 Crore is guaranteed across 48 events in the seven days from October 28 – November 3, culminating in the Main Event which will guarantee ₹ 50 Lakh. Additionally, ₹ 14 Lakh’s worth of freebies and giveaways across the week will give players additional reasons to celebrate during the festival.

Card games are as much a part of Diwali as gifts, food and ceremonies. PokerStars.IN is aiming to make poker the biggest draw during the festive season with exciting tournaments, an enormous prize pool and exciting participation opportunities. With events starting from just ₹ 330 all the way to ₹ 7,700, there is something for everyone at PokerStars.IN this festival.

Mr Ankur Dewani, CEO Sachiko Gaming that operates PokerStars India, said: “Diwali is a time for celebrations, socialising and having fun. With this year’s Diwali Rush tournament, we want to offer something for beginners who want to try poker and experience the excitement and satisfaction of playing along with our seasoned regulars. With freerolls and low buy-in amounts, anyone and everyone can be a part of the biggest online tournament of the season. And while the Diwali parties may end, if players want to continue playing poker, what better way to start than with Diwali Rush!”

Diwali Rush highlights:

·   Seven days of festivities
·   Seven Diwali Rush Events daily | 48 guaranteed events in total
·   Main Event takes place November 3 with an₹ 7,700 buy-in and an₹ 50 lakh guarantee.
·   Freebies worth ₹ 14 lakh and giveaways which includes Daily Freerolls of ₹ 70,000 worth of tickets (players can enter for free and win Diwali Rush tickets every day)
·   Second Chance Freerolls (for those who don’t cash in either of the events on a day)tickets worth ₹1.8 lakh | A guarantee of ₹ 5 lakh for Leader Board prizes.
·   A special High Roller EventFreebuy (20 Seats guaranteed) with ₹3,00,000 added in tickets, open to all players, with the opportunity to rebuy for ₹500! October 31 at 14:30 IST
·   A special Main Event Freebuy (50 Seats guaranteed) with ₹3,85,000 added in tickets, open to all players, with the opportunity to rebuy for ₹500! November 3 at 14:30 IST
PokerStars India aims to be the safest and most trusted online poker site, with 24/7 customer support and high-quality software. This Diwali, for players looking to play online poker, PokerStars.IN remains the only place to do so.
For more information visit: https://www.pokerstars.in/poker/promotions/diwali-rush/

About PokerStars.IN

PokerStars.IN is operated by Sachiko Gaming Pvt Ltd, an online skill game provider which is a part of Sugal & Damani Group. Sugal & Damani Group is a leading business house primarily dealing with lottery and gaming businesses and is the largest state government lottery operator in India. It is one of the major players operating other games of skill like rummy, quiz and fantasy sports under the KhelPlay brand. Apart from lotteries and gaming, Sugal & Damani Group also has interests in information technology, e-commerce, payment services and real estate.

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