The CompactFlash® Association was established in 1995 by a group of international companies and is now focused on the common goal of creating industry standards for flash-based memory cards targeting the professional imaging, video and industrial markets. The CompactFlash Association focuses on the development of the specifications, compliance testing processes and tools, as well as conduct marketing activities to promote CFA products, technology and associated applications. Today, the CompactFlash Association has approximately 80 members involved in the design, development, manufacture or sale of products using CFA specifications and technologies.

The CompactFlash Association objectives include:

  • Development of current and future specifications
  • Management and development of compliance specifications and tools
  • Promotion of technology and usage models
  • Ensure compatibility for users of all CFA product types

Types of Members:

The CompactFlash Association has two classes of membership, which are Executive and Affiliate.

Executive members provide the direction of the association by approving the by-laws, mission statement and other organizational documents, as well as voting on all technical and marketing issues. Executive Members are eligible for Board of Directors and committee chair positions.

Affiliate members will be able to access, as licensees, documents including various technical specifications and guidelines related to all CFA proposals, in order to develop, manufacture, and sell products compliant with those specifications and guidelines. In addition, Affiliate members will be able to participate in all conferences, work groups and events administered by the CompactFlash Association.