Transcend Information

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Transcend Information, Inc.
Traded as TWSE: 2451
Industry Storage devices
Founded 1988
Founder Peter Shu
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Area served
Key people
Chongwan Shu (Chairman & CEO)
Products Flash memory cards
USB flash drives
External hard drives
Digital Audio Players
Portable Media Players
Graphics cards
Revenue US$ 1.1Billion (2007)[1]
Number of employees
2,200 (2011)
Slogan "Good Memories Start Here".
Website (website in Chinese language only),
International websites,
see "External Links" section in this article.
Transcend headquarters
Transcend RDP8 multiple card reader.
Transcend JetFlash USB flash drive

Transcend Information, Inc. (Chinese: 創見資訊股份有限公司; pinyin: Chuàngjiàn Zīxùn Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Taiwanese company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan that manufactures and distributes memory products. Transcend's product portfolio consists of over 2,000 devices including memory modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, digital audio players, portable media players, portable hard drives, multimedia products, graphics cards and accessories.[2]

It has offices in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India and South Korea. It was the first Taiwanese memory module manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification[1]. The company distributes its products primarily in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

In 2007, Gartner reported that Transcend has been ranked as the world's third largest manufacturer of USB flash drives behind SanDisk and Kingston, with 8.7% global market share.[3]


Peter Shu founded Transcend Information, Inc. in Taipei in 1988. Its first products were: "JetMate" laser printer driver, for producing high quality Chinese characters, and "KeyPro" software protection system. Manufacturing started on the first memory product for laser printers in 1989.

In 1997 Transcend was awarded ISO-9001 certification. The Japanese office was opened in Tokyo and the first range of digital still camera memory products launched. PC-100 DIMMs were also introduced. In 1998 Transcend received the National Award for Small and Medium Enterprises from the Small and Medium Enterprises Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Taiwan R.O.C.

In 2006, Transcend opened a state-of-the-art Operations Facility in Shanghai. It was honored as one of Taiwan's Top 20 global brands.

Selected products[edit]

Transcend DDR3 Memory Modules. (JetRAM)

Global Locations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Transcend’s global sales revenue reaches US$71.73 million in November 2008". Transcend. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  2. ^ "About Transcend". Transcend. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Transcend Among Top 3 USB Flash Drive Manufacturer : Gartner". Transcend. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 

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