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Compact Flash Memory and Data Recovery

Flash memory gets its name due to its microchip arrangement in such a way, that its section of memory cells gets erased in a single action or "Flash". Both NOR and NAND Flash memory were invented by Dr. Fujio Masuoka from Toshiba in 1984. The name 'Flash' was suggested because the erasure process of the memory contents reminds a flash of a camera, and its name was coined to express how much faster it could be erased "in a flash". Dr. Masuoka presented the invention at the International