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Lexar has their own fabs and ownership of the whole process. That has benefits.
Also, I sent an e-mail to them at a generic link on their support site about something that come up on my blog, and they responded in less than 48 hours with a pretty detailed e-mail, and commented that they were aware of the threads I'd (very generally) referenced.
Transcend seems to be a no-name budget brand, but that is just my opinion.
It's obvious that you don't have a clue about the things or companies you write about.
Transcend is a huge company in Taiwan. And one of their top companies. Ranked 62 globally in Business Week's Infotech. They have been on the stockmarket for more than 10 years.
Transcend has offices in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and South Korea. And their own fabs in a lot of different countries.
And they where ranked as world's third largest manufacturer of Flash Drives behind Toshiba and SanDisk, with 9 % global market share. Way ahead of Lexar
They have also been around since 1988 and existed a long time before Lexar.
And you say they are a no name brand