personal computer memory card international association

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Personal Computer Memory Card International Association definition

body, hardware, standard
(PCMCIA, or "PC Card") An international trade association and the standards they have developed for devicies, such as modems and external hard disk drives, that can be plugged into notebook computers. A PCMCIA card is about the size of a credit card.
For some unfathomable reason, around 1995(?) they decided to rename PCMCIA cards "PC Cards", perhaps to encourage sales to confused purchasers.
(ftp://ftp.sidewinder.com/pub/Portables/PCMCIA).
Address: PCMCIA Administration, 1030 East Duane Avenue, Suite G, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 USA.
Telephone: +1 (408) 720 0107. Fax: +1 (408) 720 9416. BBS: +1 (408) 720 9388.
(1996-10-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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