News: New Flash Card Includes Built-In USB Connector

Nemo - June 1, 2007 03:35AM in Storage / Hard Drives

Imagine not needing a flash card reader any more. The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA), an open standard memory card organization that promotes mass adoption of storage media for mobile phones and other digital imaging devices, announced a new specification for a multiple-interface memory card on Thursday. The miCARD, as it being called, will measure 12mm x 21mm x 1.95mm and is basically a flash card with a USB interface. According to the MMCA, the storage card is designed to facilitate data exchange between MMC and USB devices and can be used in devices that typically use MMC cards like cameras, smart phones, and PDAs.