Market research figures from iSuppli indicate Kingston is still the biggest memory maker, with a marketshare of 19.3%.
iSuppli's numbers say Kingston Technology is still by far the biggest module vendor with a meaty 19.3% market share, compared to just 6.4% for its biggest competitor, Smart Modular Technologies. Kingston's market share has gone up quite significantly, too: iSuppli quotes 26.2% growth between the first half of 2006 and the first half of this year.
In third place after Kingston and Smart Modular is A-Data, followed by Ramaxel Technology, MA Labs, Transcend, Crucial Technology, Corsair Memory, Apacer Technology, and finally the TwinMOS Group in 10th place. Out of the top 10, Transcend saw the biggest year-to-year growth—77.3%, an increase iSuppli says can be attributed to the firm's product line expansions as well as its strong market presence in emerging markets like Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Next up were Ramaxel with 50.1% growth, MA Labs with 41.7% growth, and A-Data with 36.3% growth. Meanwhile, the TwinMOS group saw negative growth of 29.4%, and Crucial saw negative growth of 10.3%.