Corsair Premium Module YTD Shipments Surpass One Million Units, Celebrates With Contest

Corsair Premium Memory Module YTD Shipments Surpass One Million Units, Celebrates Accelerated Growth of the PC Enthusiast Market by offering
Five Gold Plated DOMINATOR Memory Kits

-- Ranked #1 performance module maker and 8th largest global DRAM module maker, Corsair worldwide unit shipments leap in 2006 --

Fremont, CA - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMSTM, XMS PROTM, XMS XPERTTM and the newly released XMS DOMINATORTM line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair's position as the world's largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module manufacturer, according to iSuppli. Celebrating the company's 1 millionth premium modules shipped in 2006, Corsair will offer 5 custom 2GB DDR2-8888 gold-plated DOMINATOR memory kits as contest prizes for the "Why I Love Corsair" 200-word essay contest. The contest will run from November 1 to November 14, and the winners will be announced on the Corsair web site on December 1, 2006.

"2006 is a milestone year for Corsair," said Andy Paul, President & CEO at Corsair. "We led the industry to break both frequency and latency barriers month after month. It is our devotion to engineering, product innovation and quality production that drive us to this record shipment. We experienced continued growth as we entered multiple product cycles, resulting in incredible boost across all product categories. This year we expect our premium line of gaming modules to grow by 30%."

Corsair XMS family of products are designed and engineered to meet the demands of the enthusiast PC customer. Since the founding in 1994, Corsair has been supporting the growth of the enthusiast community through tailored product development. Sales of Corsair premium memory modules correlate with the overall market size of enthusiasts. In 2005, Corsair shipped approximately 5 million total memory modules to consumers, representing an increase of 150% from 2004. This year Corsair expects its growth trend to continue with the company's exciting line up of DDR2 products, ranging from 800MHz and 1066MHz speed grades to its new DOMINATOR products guaranteed to run at 1111MHz, all at industry leading low latencies.

"Corsair has consistently been one of our premium memory brands for over 3 years. Through user feedback, it is evident that more enthusiasts use Corsair memory today than any other brand," said Anthony Chow, VP of Product Management at, the largest PC component e-marketer in the US. "By working closely with Corsair, Newegg has been able to deliver above average sales growth and customer satisfaction. We congratulate Corsair on this phenomenal achievement."

Why I Love Corsair Essay Contest Details

  • Contest runs from November 1 to November 14, 2006. All entries must be received before November 14, 2006.
  • Prizes: 5 sets of gold-plated DDR2-8888C4DF DOMINATOR memory kits
  • To enter, email the essay to
  • Maximum essay word account limit: 200  - Write "Why I Love Corsair"
  • Winners will be announced on on December 1, 2006.
  • Make sure you tell them HotHardware sent you!

With over 200 employees, Corsair maintains worldwide operation in USA, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Taiwan with sales employees strategically located across the different regions.  In addition, Corsair continues to design and manufacture out of its Fremont, CA headquarters.