Abbrev. for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, a body set up in 1989 whose members include hardware and chip manufacturers, software houses, and system integrators. The PCMCIA has defined two specifications for add-in cards of credit-card size: PC card (formerly PCMCIA card) and its successor, ExpressCard. Cards can contain such periphals as hard disks, modems, flash memory, or network interfaces.
http://pcmcia.org The PCMCIA home page