John Tu

About John Tu

Who is it?: President, Kingston Technology Corporation
Birth Year: 1940
Birth Place: Rolling Hills, California, United States
Residence: Rolling Hills, California
Alma mater: B.S. Technische Hochschule Darmstadt
Occupation: businessman
Known for: co-founder of Kingston Technology
Spouse(s): married
Children: 2

John Tu

John Tu was born on 1940 in Rolling Hills, California, United States, is President, Kingston Technology Corporation. Kingstong Technology president, John Tu, helps run the firm, which makes storage and memory products, from a cubicle on sales floor. With longtime partner David Sun, Tu launched a computer memory business out of a garage and sold it to now defunct PC manufacturer AST a few years later. After losing a fortune in the stock market in 1987, the pair started Kingston by capitalizing on the untapped market of surface-mount memory chips. Chinese native who grew up in Taiwan got an engineering degree in Germany and then immigrated to the U. S. in 1971.
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In 1982, he co-founded Camintonn with David Sun. in 1986, they sold it for $6 million and founded Kingston Technology. In 1996, they sold 80 percent of the company to SoftBank for $1.5 billion, before buying it back in 1999 for $450 million.


He has supported Erin Gruwell's Freedom Writers and the Freedom Writers Foundation. In 2011, he donated $1.2 million to give every first year medical student at UC Irvine an iPad.

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