Kingston plans to resell drives made by Intel, which makes flash memory chips. Kingston is set to provide technical support, testing and sell the drives to the likes of Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc., IBM Corp. and others.
Intel makes two flash drive models-one that goes into business laptops and another for servers on corporate networks.
The drives are set to ship in the fourth quarter, Leong said.
Kingston has a long history with Intel.
“We have had both an engineering and marketing relationship with Intel for more than a decade,” Leong said. “We work together because we are all part of the same ecosystem.”
Kingston’s main business is buying memory chips and assembling them onto circuit boards that boost the performance of computers. It also makes memory cards that store photos, songs and data on consumer electronics. (link)