Re: OCZ Technology Discontinues Memory Module Business
I owned 8GB DDR2 OCZ memory for 2 years now, bought it for £70 and it was the cheapest branded overclockable memory with lifetime warranty. Sad to see OCZ exit DRAM market and I did a research on DRAM manufacturers then now can see why OCZ decided to exit DRAM business. OCZ Technology 2009 revenue was $144m so that not only for the sales of RAM memory but other products like SSD, PSUs etc. Accorded to 10-Q filing that OCZ had made decision to exit RAM business back in August 2010, they checked their inventory of RAM memory modules and had it valued at $2.8m. That not alot of money to make selling RAM memory with just nearly 2% of annual revenue.
I am surprised how wrong many of you believed Corsair is now the big dog dominate the memory market. Actually Corsair sold very fewer RAM memory modules than Kingston, Corsair 2009 revenue was $325.6m. Like OCZ, Corsair sell other products like CPU coolers, PSUs, SSDs, USB flash memory sticks, headphones etc. But Kingston is not the number 1 RAM memory maker, their 2009 revenue was $4.1bn sell memory products. So the top dog number 1 is surprise surprise Crucial! Like Kingston, Crucial which is a part of Micron Technology sell memory products with 2010 revenue accounted $8.482bn. Crucial/Micron sold more memory products than OCZ, Corsair, GEIL, G.Skill and Kingston all combined.
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