OCZ Technology is a manufacturer of computer hardware based in San Jose, California, USA. Since entering the memory market in 2002, OCZ has targeted its products primarily at the computer hardware enthusiast market, first producing performance DDR RAM, Video Cards, USB drives, and various Cooling products. OCZ currently produces Solid State Drives (SSDs), power supplies, and is best known for their watercooled and passively cooled heatpipe RAM lineup.
OCZ recently began to focus on commercial and enterprise data storage with its SSD business expansion in addition to its memory products. The company produces a range of SSD interfaces including SATA II, PCI-Express, SAS, and USB 3.0 for both client and enterprise applications. The company recently announced the RevoDrive which is a bootable PCI-E drive for the enthusiast market. Also recently announced from the company is a new SSD interface called HSDL which is a new ultra-fast PCIe/SAS hybrid interface, along with corresponding products to implement it.
In the power supply category OCZ also is parent company to PC Power and Cooling which it acquired on May 25, 2007 . PC Power & Cooling continues to operate separately and maintains its own product lines as a division of OCZ and is located in Carlsbad, California.
On January 11, 2011, OCZ announced that they will be discontinuing their RAM production citing poor market performance and the weakening global DRAM market. OCZ will discontinue their remaining lines of DRAM models by the end of their 2010 fiscal year on February 28, 2011.