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Flash memory cards reach market

Kingston Technology announces high-capacity flash memory storage cards for devices such as digital cameras and handheld computers.

Kingston Technology today announced high-capacity flash memory storage cards for devices such as digital cameras and handheld computers.

Kingston is shipping storage cards with capacities ranging up to 32MB based on CompactFlash technology. CompactFlash was developed by Sandisk.

Flash memory is used primarily for smaller computing devices such as handheld computers and digital cameras. A solid-state product (meaning it has no moving mechanical parts), flash memory maintains contents even when the device is shut off, much like a hard disk drive. But flash memory is more expensive than hard drives.

The new 24MB card is priced at $235 and the 32MB card at $295.

A 32MB CompactFlash storage card can take up to 340 pictures with the Kodak DC 120 digital camera, according to Kingston.

Other products include the 4MB card, which is selling for $55, and the 8MB card, which retails for $110. For 16MB of capacity the price is $155.