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Mushkin Enhanced MFG
Privately Held
Industry Computer industry
Founded Denver, Colorado, United States (1994)
Headquarters Pflugerville, Texas
Area served
United States, Europe & Asia Pacific
Key people
George Stathakis, Tom Duong, Susan Falk, Lee Groninger, Brian Flood, Wade Shiflett, Nick Soutouras, David Clinger, Ross Miller
Products Memory Module (RAM), Power Supply, more...
Owner George Stathakis

Mushkin (/ˈmʊʃ.kɪn/, not */ˈmʌʃ.kɪn/) is a company best known for producing computer memory modules (RAM), Located in Pflugerville, Texas. Its customers include gamers and industry professionals. It claims to have supplied Apple Inc. and NASA.[1]

Mushkin products include computer Power Supply Units (PSU), and RAM modules for desktops, servers, and notebooks. They also produce a line of USB flash drives and solid-state drives SSD. Their memory products are available in several performance categories, from standard to extreme. One of their notable RAM products is the “REDLINE” series, intended for overclockers.

Corporate information[edit]


In 1994, William Michael Mushkin founded Mushkin, Inc. in Pflugerville, Texas. The company started its business supplying memory modules to Macintosh users.[citation needed]

On May 11, 2000, Ramtron International Corporation (NASDAQRMTR) and its subsidiary, Enhanced Memory Systems, announced an agreement to acquire Mushkin through a merge.[2] On June 15, 2000, Ramtron and Enhanced Memory Systems announced the completion of the merge. Mushkin had become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ramtron.[3] But in July 2005, George Stathakis, the general manager, purchased Mushkin from Ramtron and became Mushkin's new owner and president.[4]

On 8 December 2008, Mushkin moved its headquarters south, to Inverness, a suburban tech center in Englewood, Colorado. The company wanted more space and a building more suitable for light manufacturing, assembly, R&D, and component testing. The new building had 50% more production space, 30% more room for testing and R&D, and 40% more office space. The new address is 317 Inverness Way South, Ste 130, Englewood Co. 80112. Mushkin's phone numbers and other contact information remained the same.[5]

They have since moved to Pflugerville, Texas.[6] just outside Austin.

Corporate affairs[edit]

Mushkin is represented on many continents. It has two regional headquarters:


Random Access Memory (RAM)[edit]

In 2005, the company released a new heatsink design for RAM that provided a 58% increase in surface area and allowed for increased airflow, greatly increasing heat dissipation.[7]

The Mushkin Enhanced Redline, Blackline and Silverline Series are equipped with elite heatsinks and target overclockers, PC enthusiasts and PC gamers. The Mushkin Enhanced Essential Series targets casual users.

Model Range Model Series
Performance Enhanced Memory Redline Series
Blackline Series
Silverline Series
Proline Series
Standard Memory Essentials Series


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  2. ^ "Ramtron acquires Denver's Mushkin". The Colorado Springs Business Journal. 19 May 2000. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Business Wire, May 11, 2000
  4. ^ "Ramtron Announces Divestiture of Mushkin Subsidiary". Business Wire. 26 July 2005. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mushkin Moves Its Headquarters to Inverness to Accommodate Growth". Marketwired. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Mushkin: About Us
  7. ^ Rabel, J. "Mushkin Announces New Heatsink Design for High Performance PC's", Extreme Overclocking, July 30, 2005

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