Personal Computer Memory Card International Association


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Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

(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.
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PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) or more simply PC Cards plug into your system and increases memory, storage, and other applications.
The final possibility for connection of a CD-ROM drive is via a Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) slot.
One important feature to note: Sub-notebook computers make the best use of Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) slots (see note under Points on PCMCIA, next page).

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