PNY Technologies

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PNY Technologies
Type Private
Industry
  • Flash Memory
  • Memory Upgrades
  • Video Cards
Founded Brooklyn, New York, United States (1985 (1985))
Founder(s) Gadi Cohen
Headquarters Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States
Products
Employees 500+
Website www.pny.com

PNY Technologies, Inc is an American manufacturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, memory upgrade modules, external power banks, as well as consumer and professional graphics cards. The company is headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey.

A 128MB PNY Attaché USB flash drive which features a removable cap which protects the type-a male USB connector and a hole or loop through which a string or wire loop can be attached. (2004)

History[edit]

PNY Electronics, Inc. originated out of Brooklyn, New York in 1985 as a company that bought and sold memory chips.

In 1996, the company was headquartered in Moonachie, New Jersey, and had a manufacturing production plant there, an additional plant in Santa Clara, California, and served Europe from a third facility in Bordeaux, France.[1]

To emphasize its expansion into manufacturing new forms of memory and complementary products, the company changed its name in 1997 to PNY Technologies, Inc.

In 2009, the Brooklyn Nets sold the naming rights of their practice jerseys to PNY.[2] In 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke to PNY CEO Gadi Cohen about staying in New Jersey after Cohen was reportedly considering a move to Pennsylvania.[3] In 2011, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno toured the company and called it "a real good business news story for New Jersey."[4]

Products[edit]

PNY is a memory and graphics technology company and a manufacturer of computer peripherals.

  • Flash memory cards
  • USB flash drives
  • Solid state drives
  • Memory upgrades
  • NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tesla graphics cards
  • HDMI cables
  • DRAM modules

Legacy products

  • CD-R discs

PNY has introduced water-cooled video cards[5] and themed USB flash drives that include full films.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PNY ELECTRONICS, INC. 1996 COMPANY PROFILE". PNY.com. Archived from the original on 1997-02-08. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Julian (2009-11-08). "Nets sell practice jersey rights to PNY". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  3. ^ Morley, Hugh R. (2010-02-10). "Christie makes pitch to CEOs". The Record. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  4. ^ Davis, Natalie (2011-08-23). "Lt. Gov. Declares Parsippany Firm 'Good News' for New Jersey". Patch.com. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  5. ^ Lilly, Paul (2011-06-06). "PNY Partners with Asetek to Ship Liquid Cooled Videocards". Maximum PC. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  6. ^ Franklin, Eric (2008-09-03). "Insert 'Ghostbusters' song reference here: PNY offers movie on USB". CNET. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

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