- 1. Non-volatile memory. Flash devices allow data to be stored without power being applied (unlike conventional RAM). However, Flash is slower to access than RAM and can wear out.
- 2. Macromedia Flash. Depending on the content, this can refer to the
Macromedia Flash player, Composer or Flash File (see
.swf). Flash has become a popular
and widely supported means for delivering graphics and animation over the internet.
Flash was originally developed by the company Macromedia, hence the name "Macromedia Flash". Macromedia was subsequently bought by Adobe, so Flash is now more commonly referred to as "Adobe Flash".
For more information see:
- www.macromedia.com - The originators of Flash. A plug in for internet explorer (and other browsers) to view flash files in the browser can be downloaded from their site.