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CompactFlash Association

The CompactFlash Association (founded in 1995 ) is a non-profit, mutual-benefit corporation that promotes adoption of CompactFlash as a worldwide, ultra-small, removable storage and I/O standard for capturing and transporting digital data, audio and images and performing I/O functionality such as modems, Ethernet, serial, BlueTooth wireless, laser scanning, etc. The CFA, which makes the CompactFlash and CF(logo) trademarks and CF & CompactFlash Technical Specification available royalty-free to member companies, is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

see also:- CompactFlash manufacturers, CFast - editor mentions on

Editor's comments:- the CompactFlash Association is 1 of more than 50 storage related standards ORGs listed in the Standards ORG directory here on

The biggest market for CF compatible SSDs is the consumer SSD market - but this form factor has also been very popular in the industrial SSD market too.

For the industrial / embedded equipment market SSD makers design high reliability and high data integrity SSDs which fit into CF compatible slots. But internally they are very different designs to consumer cards.
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