Although the larger portion of the plant is designed to make SDRAM and DDR memory, the demand for Compactflash is increasing. Especially the demand in Holland is getting bigger and bigger. Us Dutchies are a pain in the ass' according to the people who work there . We want special retail boxes, while stores in other countries don�t see the need for it or the do it themselves.
The basics of making CompactFlash memory are not so different from the method to make SDRAM or DDR memory. The PCB is suited for 5 memory chips and one controller. The reason the controller is on the PCB and not the machine that uses the CompactFlash memory, is that support for faster and bigger is easier to realize.
Once the PCB is ready, it has to be placed in the well known housing. This housing is delivered as 2 separate half�s and are welded together with the help of ultrasonic vibrations. Other manufacturers use a system where the housing folds together like a little box. Once the compactFlash has its housing, they are ready to be tested.