60% of flash cards are used in digital cameras

Cameras accounted for about 60% of demand worldwide for flash memory cards in 2003, according to research firm IDC. Camera shipments are expected to increase 27% to about 55 mil this year, from 43 mil worldwide last year. By 2007, shipments are projected to reach 81 mil. The worldwide flash memory card market generated $1.7 bil in revenue in 2002, and that total increased by more than 100% last year, according to IDC estimates.