Transcend Information

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Transcend Information, Inc.
Native name
Traded asTWSE: 2451
IndustryStorage devices
FounderChung-Won Shu
Area served
Key people
Chongwan Shu (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsFlash memory cards
USB flash drives
External hard drives
Multimedia product
Solid-state drives
Body cameras
Personal cloud storage
Apple solutions
Embedded solutions
Number of employees
2,000 (2011) Edit this on Wikidata
Transcend Headquarters
TW HQ Factory

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 deals in over 2,000 products including memory modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives, multimedia products, solid state drives, dashcams, body cameras, personal cloud storage, card readers and accessories.

It has offices in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. It was the first Taiwanese memory module manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification.


Chung-Won Shu founded Transcend Information, Inc. in 1988, with its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Its first products were: "JetMate" laser printer driver, for producing Chinese characters, and "KeyPro" software protection system. Today, Transcend has become a brand of digital storage, multimedia, and embedded solutions with 14 offices worldwide. Adding to the main corporate headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Transcend opened overseas offices in Los Angeles (1990), Hamburg (1992), Rotterdam (1996), Tokyo (1997), Hong Kong (2000), Shanghai (2001), Beijing (2005), Shenzhen (2005), London (2005), Maryland (2005), Seoul (2008), Miami (2011) and Silicon Valley (2013). The manufacturing plants are located in Taipei and Shanghai. Transcend also opened 5 retail stores located across Taiwan. In 2000, Transcend moves into e-commerce by offering online direct B2C sales of Transcend-brand products in Taiwan.

Product lines[edit]

  • Memory cards - SD / CF / micro SD
  • USB flash drives - USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
  • External hard drives - Rugged series / Classic series / 3.5" Desktop storage
  • Solid-state drives - 2.5" SSDs / M.2 SSDs / mSATA SSDs / Portable SSDs
  • Card readers - USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / OTB USB
  • Dashcams
  • Body cameras
  • Personal cloud storage
  • Apple solutions - Lightning/USB 3.1 flash drives / SSD upgrade kit / Expansion cards for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro / Portable hard drive and portable SSD for Mac
  • Multimedia products - Digital media players/ DVD writers
  • Memory modules - For Desktop/ Notebook / Server
  • Embedded solutions
  1. Flash: SSD / CF / SD / MMC / eMMC / SATA Module / PATA Module / USB Module
  2. DRAM: Industrial temperature / Workstation / Server / Standard / Low voltage / Low profile


Transcend JF V30 2GB Flash Drive

JetFlash are a series of flash based USB drives designed and manufactured by Transcend.[1] In addition to USB flash drives, Transcend has also created different JetFlash software to maximize the usage of the flash drives.[2] Types include:

  • Hi-Speed Series - Performance-focussed flash drives
  • V Series - Design-oriented flash drives
  • T Series - USB flash drives designed for replacing floppy/CD/DVD media
  • Security Series - USB flash drives designed for security

Transcend, working in collaboration with Bharti Enterprises, has donated 500 2GB JetFlash V33 USB flash drives through the Bharti Foundation in order to support the Satya Bharti School Program in India.[3]

Transcend has worked with Trend Micro to launch USB flash drives with preloaded anti-virus software exclusively in India.[4]

Transcend's Jetflash 160 won the flash drive test conducted by German magazine ComputerBild.[5]

Global Locations[edit]

Taiwan, United States (Los Angeles, Maryland, Miami, Silicon Valley), Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen), Hong Kong

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Company Profile-Overview". Transcend. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  2. ^ "Transcend USB Flash Drives". Transcend. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "Transcend donates USB flash drives to support needy children in India". Transcend. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ "Transcend and Trend Micro unveil JetFlash V15s Antivirus USB Flash Drive in India". Retrieved 2009-06-19.
  5. ^ "Transcend JetFlash 160 wins flash drive test". Lets Go Digital. Retrieved 2009-03-06.