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A Tour Of The Kingston Memory Factory In Taiwan


Through the looking glass...


Then it gets inspected by a real human.


So far no failures!


The more flashy type of memory.


Flash being made inside.


Those are USB thumb drives being born!


It's a USB nursery!


Ready to be tested.


Human inspection again.


Stamping the drives.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • xaira
    the computer that tells the machines what to do in my fav memory factory is running windows, coincidence, i think not, score 2 for windows: )
  • sliem
    Lol @ pic15 "It's break time!"
    should say "I'm sooooooooo tired, zzzzzzzz"
    or "Why did I buy an iPad? Whyyyyyyyyyy /cry"
  • duk3
    Cool pictures.
    Could you please just put 10-15 of them on one page so I don't have to click through 44 pages?
  • well duh, more pages means more ads showing, which is good for Tom.
  • Trueno07
    Picture 17 is incredible.
  • requiemsallure
    pic 21 seems like the fail rate is kinda high, i wonder if they reuse the chips that fail somehow, like in cpu's and gpu's
  • Haserath
    Picture 24: Is it a good thing or a bad thing that that is empty? :)
  • This has to be one of the least informative collections of pictures I have ever seen. After clicking through I still have no idea what the manufacturing process is (would it have made sense to present it from beginning to end?) All I have learned is that there is production (apparently the machines give birth to memory modules), testing (apparently the modules are put in test machines. But what sort of test is run?). And then there is packaging. Fascinating. Please tell me that Kingston forced you to scramble to pictures into a disorganised jumble and make random useless comments for the captions, without actually showing anything interesting.
  • cembung
    need videos!
  • enzo matrix
    duk3Cool pictures.Could you please just put 10-15 of them on one page so I don't have to click through 44 pages?Indeed. Once I realize an article is a picture slideshow on toms, I don't even bother reading it. Guess I missed out this time too.