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Who invented the pendrive

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Asked by sagala sukumar, 12 Nov '09 08:42 pm
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The pen drive was invented in the year 1998 by IBM, with the intention of replacing the floppy drive in its ThinkPad line of products. The first flash drive was manufactured by M-systems under contract with IBM and was called the ?disgo?. The disgo came in various sizes; 8MB, 16MB, 32MB and 64MB. Following the launch of disgo, a number of pen drives of different sizes, types and brands started surfacing in the market. Flash drives usually consist of a male type-A USB connector that connects to the computer, USB mass storage controller that provides seamless user interface, NAND flash memory chip that stores the data and Crystal Oscillator that controls the device's data output. Some pen drives have additional components such as Jumpers, LEDs, Write-protect switches, USB connector Cap, etc. Flash drives are available in different designs, dimensions and cases. Modern pen drives have USB 2.0 connectivity and have large storage capacities. Popular manufacturers of pen drives include compa ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 13 Nov '09 01:35 am

 
  
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The USB pen drive was first invented by Pua Khien Seng (31), a Malaysian based in Taiwan, who is an engineer and also President of Phison Electronics Corp in Taipei, Taiwan. He was also the first person in the world who invented the USB Drive SoC (System on Chip).
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 12 Nov '09 08:43 pm

 
  
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Pua Khien Seng.......
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 12 Nov '09 09:23 pm

 
  
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Pua Khien Seng (31), a Malaysian based in Taiwan
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Nov '09 08:43 pm

 
  
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