Kingston used solvent on chips labels and printed their own. This was odd, but the reason for it soon became obvious. After only a few months they switched to inferior quality chips with the same Kingston label.
NO OTHER SSD MANUFACTURER ERASES ORIGINAL NAND LABEL AND PRINTS THEIR OWN ON TOP!
This is FRAUD in my opinion and Kingston could very well be seeing a class action lawsuit coming there way for this stunt.
That's not fraud. Putting your own logo on a chip is not uncommon in the world of semiconductors by any means. Many companies do not manufacture their own silicon. They get a large company to make it to their specs...even if the "spec" is just putting a different name on it. I work for a large semiconductor company and I see packaged parts (the final product in the black plastic) that has names like Western Digital or even seen some Leap Frog (toys) chips come through lately. Sometimes we even put a random jumble of letters on a standard normal catalogue part just so some other company can put it in their product without people being able to easily tell what it is.
If a company does not explicitly say that they are using a certain brand of chip inside, they are under no obligation to let you know.