Kingston Technology Ranked No. 6 in Revenue on Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Rankings for U.S. Companies Based on Three-Year Comparison

Aug 31, 2010, 11:08 ET from Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, was ranked No. 6 in total revenue on Inc. magazine's 2010 listing of America's fastest-growing private companies. Kingston's 2009 revenues finished at $4.1 billion (U.S.), the second-highest in company history. Inc.'s top 10 listing by revenue is a subset of the Inc. 5000 listing that ranks the top 5,000 private U.S. companies by three-year revenue growth from 2006 to 2009.





"Kingston is grateful to have made the Inc. 5000 list again. David (Sun) and I are happy that Inc. continues to publish this list as it demonstrates their support of private companies and the strong commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit which is necessary in today's difficult and competitive environment," said John Tu, co-founder, Kingston®.

"We are fortunate to have come out strong after the downturn in the memory industry and the general state of the economy of the past few years. For us to continue growing during this weak economy, we will need to keep a very strong focus on process improvement. It is the only way," said David Sun, co-founder, Kingston.  

Kingston was also ranked 20th in gross-revenue growth for the three years from 2006 to 2009. During that period, Kingston's revenue grew 12 percent as revenues increased from $3.7 billion in 2006 to $4.1 billion in 2009.

"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."

In 1992, Kingston was crowned No. 1, as the fastest growing private company by Inc. magazine for previous-year revenue of over $140 million and a workforce of 130 employees. In 2007, Inc. magazine honored Tu and Sun with the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Goldhirsh Award, for leadership, guidance and the embodiment of the American entrepreneurial spirit which were the core values of Inc. founder Bernie Goldhirsh.

The Top 10 Inc. 5000 Companies Ranked by Total Revenue

Top 10 Rank

Overall Inc. 5000 Rank




2009 Revenue


No. 4,512


Nashville, TN


$30.1 billion


No. 4,929


Dallas, TX

Consumer Products & Services

$15.1 billion


No. 4,932

Toys "R" Us

Wayne, NJ


$13.6 billion


No. 4,819


Redmond, WA

Business Products & Services

$7.2 billion


No. 3,247

Booz Allen Hamilton

McLean, VA

Business Products & Services

$5.1 billion


No. 4,708

Kingston Technology

Fountain Valley, CA

Computer Hardware

$4.1 billion


No. 3,626

Mansfield Oil

Gainesville, GA


$2.9 billion


No. 3,294

LPL Investment Holdings

Boston, MA

Financial Services

$2.7 billion


No. 1,018


Irvine, CA

Consumer Products & Services

$2.5 billion


No. 4288

AMC Entertainment

Kansas City, MO


$2.4 billion

Source: Inc. 5000, August 24, 2010

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan and China, and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit

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