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CompactFlash (CF) is a removable storage device used for mass storage in portable electronic machines, such as PCs. Based on non-volatile technology (flash memory), CF does not require a battery. CF competes with other memory cards and chips, such as SD/MMC and PC card type-I.
CF was launched in 1994 by SanDisk.
Memory chips and cards are key electronic device components manufactured according to memory size, physical size, volatile/non-volatile features, compatibility and other specifications. CF technology is also strong in the camera memory market.
CF types are as follows:
CF's technical features are as follows:
CF cards are also available with higher storage capacity, versus other memory cards. Potential damage occurs if a CF card is improperly inserted into a device. However, to prevent such mistakes, slots are designed for proper insertion.