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Fifth Plugfest focused on 12Gb/s SAS technology highlighted how the technology is evolving, adding new features and enhanced capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO - June 8, 2016 — Validating the versatility, reliability and scalability that Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has as a storage interface for enterprise-class storage, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the successful completion of its 17th SAS Plugfest, the fifth for 12Gb/s SAS. The event was held May 23-26, 2016, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Thirteen companies, including both STA members and non-members, participated.

Rick Kutcipal of Broadcom assumes role of President to oversee data storage standards organization dedicated to promoting SCSI technology

SAN FRANCISCO, February 24, 2016 — Coinciding with the consolidations and changes in the storage industry, the SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced a new President and a new officer along with three new members to its Board of Directors for 2016.

Innovations in 12Gb/s SAS and objectives of 24Gb/s SAS discussed at the fifteenth annual Storage Visons Conference in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Storage Visions, January 4, 2016 - Highlighting continued innovation and increased performance in the proven SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) data storage interface protocol, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today unveiled its latest SAS technology roadmaps at the fifteenth annual Storage Visions Conference in Las Vegas. Showing the availability of prototypes and end-user products for each generation of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), the roadmaps include a schedule for the next generation 24Gb/s SAS, SAS external and internal cabling solutions and a look at SAS device-to-mid-plane interconnects.

Storage developers begin to integrate increased functionality as they bring new SSD products to market

SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2015 -- Revealing a new Storage Intelligence feature that improves the performance and endurance of solid state disk drives (SSDs), the SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) Trade Association (STA) today announced that the INCITS T10 Technical Committee has approved it for inclusion in the SCSI Block Commands feature set (SBC-4). The industry-leading feature will be used in products making use of the popular Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) protocol that delivers the performance and reliability required for enterprise-class storage.

Attendees will learn the value proposition of SAS and details on recent enhancements

SAN FRANCISCO - April 2, 2015 -- Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is the backbone of nearly every enterprise storage deployment and is rapidly evolving. New features such as Zoned Block Commands enable more efficient use of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) for increased density in hard disk drives (HDDs) as well as potential capabilities for more efficient use of solid state disks (SSDs) in storage applications.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is rapidly evolving with new Zone Block Command feature for enhanced capabilities in enterprise storage deployments

SAN FRANCISCO - January 27, 2015 -- The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2015. The entire board roster was reelected.

STA President Marty Czekalski will discuss Solid State Storage in a tutorial about the technology and lend his expertise to a panel discussion on evolving storage solutions

SAN FRANCISCO - December 22, 2014 -- Solid state storage technology provides an unmatched number of input/output operations per second, making it a powerful tool for content storage providers. As part of the 2015 Storage Visions® conference, Marty Czekalski, president of the SCSI Trade Association (STA), will highlight the advantages of using solid state disk drives (SSDs) in the enterprise and the role that the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interconnection standard plays in maximizing the capabilities of these devices.

Fourth consecutive Plugfest focused on 12Gb/s SAS technology included extensive testing of systems of multiple SAS end devices connected through multiple SAS expanders

SAN FRANCISCO - December 2, 2014 -- Demonstrating that Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology delivers the performance and reliability required for enterprise-class storage, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the successful completion of its 16th SAS Plugfest. The fourth for 12Gb/s SAS, the event was held September 22-26, 2014, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Twenty one companies, including both STA members and non-members, participated.

STA experts discuss how the reliability, availability and scalability of SAS and enhancements to SCSI protocols meet the needs of the data center of today and tomorrow

SAN FRANCISCO - October 20, 2014 -- Serial Attached Storage (SAS) technology is the critical storage interconnection fabric that rapidly became the storage interface of choice for servers and external storage products. During several presentations scheduled at the 2014 Powering the Cloud conference in the Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Centre October 28-29, leading storage industry experts from the SCSI Trade Association (STA) will discuss how SAS is uniquely positioned to deliver the Reliability, Accessibility and Serviceability required by the data center of today and tomorrow.

STA experts at Booth #801 and on panel discuss how the reliability, availability and scalability of SAS can meet the needs of the data center of today and tomorrow

SAN FRANCISCO - July 29, 2014 — As more enterprises begin to adopt hyperscale computing systems to meet big data analytical needs, scale-out storage and scalability is increasingly in the spotlight. During a panel presentation scheduled at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, leading storage industry experts from the SCSI Trade Association (STA) will discuss the challenges of distributed storage systems and how the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage protocol is uniquely positioned to handle the mixture of workloads and I/O demands required.

Organization reports record participation at its 2013 Plugfests as 12Gb/s SAS products rolled out in production volumes; SCSI Express specifications moved forward

SAN FRANCISCO — February 11, 2014 — Announcing its newly elected Board of Directors for 2014, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) recapped a year of significant milestones and looked ahead to continued advancement and innovation of the proven and predominant SCSI data storage standard.

Milestone signals SCSI Express products are in development and moving forward

SAN FRANCISCO - February 4, 2014 -- In a move that punctuates the importance of technical standards including interoperability, investment protection and improved quality for end users, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the T10 Technical Committee completed and forwarded the first version of the SCSI Express specifications to the InterNational Committee on Information Technology Standards (INCITS) in November 2013. The SCSI Express specifications include the SCSI over PCI (SOP) and PCI Express (PCIe) Queuing Interface (PQI) technical standards.

12Gb/s SAS milestone reached with T10 technical committee forwarding SAS 3 specification to INCITS organization

SAN FRANCISCO - November 13, 2013 — As Enterprise storage continues to demand higher performance to meet rising workload levels and higher reliability to push down total cost of ownership, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced two 12Gb/s SAS storage interface technology milestones, signaling the technology's continued success in meeting these industry needs.

SAS is a proven platform for innovation and offers superior enterprise-class system performance, reliability, connectivity and scalability

SAN FRANCISCO - March 25, 2013 — In a digital world where data can quickly become "business critical" for server and data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced two important developments in the advancement of the 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage interface. SAS is a proven storage interface based on the SCSI protocol that has the stability to tackle the most critical storage demands, without unnecessary complexities and integration challenges.

12Gb/s SAS products expected in production volumes in 2013 along with advancement of SCSI Express technology

SAN FRANCISCO - February 5, 2013 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2013. After appointments to the board were made in July 2012 due to job changes and a retirement, the entire board roster was reelected.

Based on proven SCSI protocol, SCSI Express meets lower latency needs of PCIe yet suitable for SSDs and other advanced storage technologies

SAN FRANCISCO - October 9, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the advancement of the SCSI Express initiative, targeted at databases, virtual servers and online transactional applications that require lower latency from critical data storage. Combining the proven SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) storage interface protocol with the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) computer expansion bus standard, SCSI Express provides a foundation for innovation of enterprise data storage and increased performance while extending investments in existing SCSI-based storage technology.

Physical level testing of 12 Gb/s SAS technology unveils the ability of this higher performance storage interface to speed access to data in critical applications

SAN FRANCISCO - September 5, 2012 -- With a focus on the emerging 12 Gb/s SAS storage interface that provides a roadmap to higher performance, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the successful completion of the13th Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Plugfest held August 20-24, 2012, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). STA is a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology. Twenty-one companies, including both STA members and non-members, participated in the Plugfest event.

Job changes and a retirement create vacant seats that are now filled for the remainder of the 2012 term

SAN FRANCISCO - August 6, 2012 — Following recent job changes and the retirement of now former STA President Harry Mason of LSI Corp., the SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/) today announced new board of director appointments. The board appointed David Allen of PMC Sierra, Jay Neer of Molex and Rick Kutcipal of LSI Corp. to fill the vacant board seats for the remainder of the 2012 term. The board elected Marty Czekalski of Seagate as President of STA, Greg McSorley of Amphenol as Vice President and Mike James of SanDisk as Secretary. Susan Bobholz of Intel remains Treasurer.

Initiative guarantees investment protection and generational accessibility with SAS platforms

San Francisco — April 3, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced that it has accepted SCSI Express as a formal project and has taken ownership of refining, defining and marketing this data storage industry standard initiative.

SCSI Express is an industry initiative designed to adapt storage to Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe). It utilizes the SCSI over PCIe (SOP) and PCIe architecture queuing interface (PQI) model being defined within the T10 Technical Committee.

Media Alert - Save the Date: May 9, 2012

The 2012 SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase Event "Taming the Data Beast" Will Highlight the Latest in SAS Advancements

Take advantage of "Press and Analyst Sneak Peek" and be the first to see the latest SAS products and technologies and look ahead to what's next in the storage industry

SAN FRANCISCO - January 24, 2012 -- In today's digital environment which continues to explode at a historically unprecedented rate, the datacenter has evolved into an atmosphere of increasing storage complexities, high transaction processing and a fracturing enterprise that can all add up to an unruly "beast." At this year's SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/) Technology Showcase, attendees will see first-hand how cutting-edge Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology solutions are tackling these issues and "Taming the Data Beast."

STA prepares for dynamic year with market advancements in 12Gb/s SAS, SSD's and an expanding footprint in "Big Data"

SAN FRANCISCO - January 18, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2012. Re-elected to the position of STA President was Harry Mason of LSI Corp. Also re-elected was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve as vice president.

Returning to the Board is Susan Bobholz of Intel, Cameron Brett of PMC-Sierra, Don Jeanette of Toshiba, Greg McSorley of Amphenol, Dan Reno of Western Digital and Alan Yoder of NetApp. Mike James of SanDisk was newly elected to the Board (see Board Roster below.)

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) remains the proven platform for storage innovation and the gold standard for enterprise computing

SAN FRANCISCO - November 9, 2011 — Creating significant news for data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users who are seeking fast, flexible and reliable data access, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/) today announced the definition and standardization phase of 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology is progressing as anticipated. STA, a non-profit industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, also noted that the development and testing of components such as cables, connectors, protocol analyzers and controllers based on this new generation of SAS for storage solutions has begun in earnest.

STA looks to the future as SSD devices and dynamic zoning gain in popularity and new features such as 12Gb/s SAS and optical connections begin to unveil themselves

SAN FRANCISCO - October 4, 2011 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the 12th Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Plugfest was held September 19-23, 2011, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Sixteen companies, including both STA members and non-members, attended the event.

Presentation provides attendees a look at how enterprises are solving future storage problems today with SAS

SAN JOSE, Calif., - September 16, 2011 — Organizations of all types are balancing the demand for increasing flexibility in their IT infrastructures with the economic and operational realities of the day. During a presentation on September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. at the Storage Developers Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in California, Harry Mason, president of the SCSI Trade Association (STA) and Vice President Marty Czekalski are providing attendees with a look at how Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology is delivering secure reliable data solutions to the enterprise.

Panel discussion at the Creative Storage Conference provided attendees a look at how media and entertainment professionals in networked production environments rely on the high speed and high capacity of SAS storage

CULVER CITY, Calif., - June 28, 2011 -- During a panel presentation today at the 2011 Creative Storage Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in West Los Angeles, Harry Mason, president of the SCSI Trade Association (STA) provided attendees with a look at how Serial Attached Storage (SAS) technology is well entrenched in nearly every aspect of enterprise storage, including the digital media and entertainment markets.

San Francisco, Jan 18th 2011 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2011. Re-elected to the position as president was Harry Mason of LSI Corp., who will serve as STA president. Also re-elected was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve as vice president. Two new members, Alan Yoder of NetApp and Dan Reno of Western Digital, joined the Board. All other Board members served last year.

"In 2010, STA introduced our MultiLink SAStm initiative, which we will continue to develop and promote throughout 2011," said Harry Mason, president of STA. "In addition, STA held the eleventh industry SAS plugfest, which included the first coordinated Mini-SAS active cable testing program. STA has numerous 2011 initiatives focused on advancing every level of tiered storage, including low-latency storage device like SSDs. Industry education through various outlets, including storage conferences, trade shows, electronic journals, and other publications, will continue to be a focus for the organization.

San Francisco, Nov. 15, 2010 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the 11th Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Plugfest was held the week of October 4, 2010, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Nineteen companies, including both STA members and non-members, attended the Plugfest. The Plugfest included the first official active cable testing program held by STA. Several interconnect providers using cables in excess of 20m were tested across several device pairings, which proved to be very successful.

San Francisco, Oct. 18, 2010 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced today that the draft standard of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)-2.1 was forwarded to INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards), a committee under the direction of ANSI (American National Standards Institute) for public review on September 16, 2010. INCITS is the primary organization for fostering the development of technology standards in the United States. The SAS-2.1 draft standard was developed by the T10 Committee, an INCITS Committee with the responsibility of developing SCSI standards.

MEDIA ALERT

What: The SCSI Trade Association (STA) will be at SNW Fall:
  • Presenting SNIA Tutorial: "SAS and SATA Combine to Change the Storage Market";
  • Hosting a SNIA Hands-On-Lab (HoL) focused on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and to include a preview of active copper SAS connections capable of achieving 20m; and
  • Briefing press, analyst and interested pundits.
Who: STA President, Harry Mason
Director of Industry Marketing, LSI Corporation

STA Vice President, Marty Czekalski
Interface Architecture Initiatives Manager, Seagate Technology
When: SNIA Tutorial: Thursday, October 14, 10:20 - 11:05 am

HoL: Open to end users throughout the event. If press or analysts would like to have a private tour during off-hours, please contact Lea Schwartz.

Briefings: Please contact Lea Schwartz for a briefing, on-site or after.

Where: Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, TX
Why: Our SNIA tutorial speaks about SAS & SATA roles in enterprise storage, including an informative preview on the Advanced Connectivity roadmap, and MultiLink SAS™. STA press & analyst briefings will include progress being made on SAS Advanced Connectivity, and an in-depth discussion on the new MultiLink SAS™ initiative, designed as a system packaging option to improve SAS performance for next generation SSD drives.
Contact: Lea Schwartz, SCSI Trade Association Press Contact (970) 225-3753 pointpr@msn.com

FOSE, Washington DC - SCSI Trade Association (STA) will be located in booth # 2537 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featured in the booth will be a Serial Storage Wire (SSW) Newsletter sign-up opportunity for anyone who would like to subscribe to STA's free, world-wide Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) e-newsletter.

San Francisco, Feb. 15, 2010 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2010. Re-elected to the position as president was Harry Mason of LSI Corp., who will serve as STA president for the ninth consecutive year. Also re-elected as vice president was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve in that position for an eighth term. One new member, Greg McSorley of Amphenol - GCS, joined the Board. All other Board members served last year.

Industry Comes Together to Test 6Gb/s SAS

Storage Technology Matures with Larger System Builds, 6Gb/s SATA and SSD Testing

San Francisco, Dec. 1, 2009 -The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the 10th Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest was held Oct. 26-30, 2009, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). The plugfest was attended by STA members and non-members.

Attending companies represented many stages of SAS product development, with differing levels of achievement and expertise. Anticipating this diversity, the plugfest was designed to accommodate testing for various stages of product development. Some attendees had attended plugfests many times before, and for others, this was their first experience. The variety of needs and goals was broad, as the attendees represented many segments of the market and its infrastructure, however, they all worked together to meet the needs of all attendees. The larger group soon divided into several sub-groups, each of which pursued their primary areas of interest.

6Gb/s SAS tests available to attendees Included:

  • PHY Testing
  • Pair Interoperability Testing
  • Triplet Zoning Interoperability Testing
  • Large System Build
  • Active/Active Cable Testing (recently added to the 6Gb/s SAS specification)

SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2009 -SCSI Trade Association (STA) is introducing the new Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Advanced Connectivity Roadmap which previews the connectivity advances to support future SAS growth in the enterprise. The new SAS connectivity benefits will apply to mid-range and large data centers and will improve all aspects of connectivity and ease of operation.

As an important part of the announcement, STA is promoting a converged Mini-SAS High-Density (HD) standard connector to create a vibrant and consistent infrastructure to expand SAS usability and scalability. The STA objectives include a consistent connectivity management scheme in addition to the active copper and optical cable extensions supported by the new Mini-SAS HD connector.

Orlando, Florida - SCSI Trade Association (STA) - in its effort to promote the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology, is presenting a tutorial at the Storage Networking World (SNW) Conference, Thursday, April 9, from 11:15am to noon. The SNW conference will be held April 6-9, 2009, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Hotel, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida.

Speaking will be Harry Mason, President of STA and Director of Industry Marketing, Storage Components Group, LSI, and Marty Czekalski, Vice President of STA and Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate. The tutorial is entitled "SAS and SATA Change the Storage Market Landscape." As part of the SNIA Tutorial Track, the tutorial will be held from 11:15am to noon, on Thursday, April 9, in the Panzacola Ballroom, Salon H-3 on the main level.

Washington DC - SCSI Trade Association (STA) will be located in booth # 1524 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featured in the booth will be a Serial Storage Wire Newsletter (SSW) sign-up station for anyone who would like to subscribe. Read worldwide, SSW is STA's free Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) e-newsletter.

Harry Mason, President of SCSI Trade Association and Director of Industry Marketing at LSI, will speak on Tues., March 10, from 12:20 pm to 1:00 pm in the Free Education Session. His presentation is titled: "SAS and SATA Change the Face of Enterprise Storage." The session will be held in the Data Center Theater, booth # 1621.

San Francisco, February 17, 2009 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2009. All 2008 Board members were reinstated (see roster below). Re-elected to the position as president was Harry Mason of LSI Corp., who will serve as STA president for the eighth consecutive year. Also re-elected as vice president was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve in that position for a seventh term.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 27, 2009 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) today announced that its PM8011 SRC 8x6G 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) is shipping on the new high-performance Smart Array RAID controller cards from HP. The superior performance and flexibility of PMC-Sierra's SRC RoC enables the next-generation 6Gb/s SAS RAID platform to more than double the performance of existing RAID solutions. The new HP P212, P410, and P411 Smart Array RAID cards harness the full throughput of 6Gb/s SAS and 5Gb/s PCI Express 2.0 using PMC-Sierra's innovative RoCstarTM Contention-Free Architecture to maximize performance in equipment such as the HP ProLiant DL385 G5p and HP ProLiant DL580 G5 servers.

Plugfest Featured Testing for Product Interoperability and Compatibility

San Francisco, Nov. 24, 2008 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the ninth Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest was held Nov. 10-14, 2008, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). The plugfest was attended by both STA members and non-members (see below for a list of the attending STA members).

Tests made available to attendees Included:

  • Open plugfest environment allowed competitors to interconnect and test for interoperability and compatibility.
  • Extensive pair-testing to prove compatibility between any two vendors.
  • Pair-testing also allowed vendors the time to vary the parameters to test for margin levels.
  • In addition to standard cables, active cables were also tested at longer lengths.

STA ANNOUNCES 6Gb/s SAS

Next Generation SAS Storage Interface Ready for Prime Time

SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2008 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the next generation of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is ready to enter the enterprise storage market after five years of research and development.

6Gb/s SAS is the marketing name for the new technology, in contrast to the name of the standard specification, SAS-2, designated by T10. The SAS-2 specification describes the features and capabilities for 6Gb/s SAS products and STA defines 6Gb/s SAS as a required set of features. The T10 Technical Committee is under the direction of the InterNational Committee for Information and Technology Standards (INCITS).

IDF, San Francisco, CA - SCSI Trade Association (STA - will exhibit Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products in booth # 322 at Moscone Center. With SAS product deployment having advanced around the globe during the past year, the demand for SAS products is predicted to significantly increase during the next year and in the future. With the theme, "SAS ROCKS," STA will feature a static product display, exhibiting the products listed below from the sponsoring member companies.

Recent SAS Plugfest Featured Large-System Build with 3Gb/s SAS

San Francisco, July 28, 2008 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the eighth Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest was held June 16-19, 2008, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). The plugfest was attended by both STA member and non-member companies. See below for a list of the twenty attending STA members.

Event Offers 5pm Sneak Peek for Press and Analysts, SAS Demonstrations, Storage Industry Speakers and 6Gb/s SAS Preview

San Francisco, April 8, 2008 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced that the second SAS Solutions Open House will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA on May 6. The event will provide a broad Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) learning experience for attendees representing all segments of the storage industry.

STA is targeting system integrators, end-users, OEMs, vendors, channel members, or anyone with responsibility for data centers and interest in enterprise storage environments. The storage industry is invited to attend this enjoyable evening with STA member companies, as they inform the industry about current and future SAS technology solutions during this free milestone event.

San Francisco, February 19, 2008 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2008. Re-elected to the position as president was Harry Mason of LSI Corp., who will serve as STA president for the seventh consecutive year. Also re-elected as vice president was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve in that position for a sixth term.

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2007 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA) and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to geographically expand the reach of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and marketing information resources currently offered to members, end-users and reseller channels in the USA. Under the agreement, SNIA Europe will represent STA in the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets. In addition, SNIA Europe will receive and implement STA's future marketing plans and roadmaps. The agreement is effective immediately.

Harry Mason, Director of Industry Marketing, LSI Corporation and President of STA, commented, "STA has been working with SNIA Europe for the past three years and with SAS becoming an integral part of enterprise storage, it was time to formalize our co-marketing arrangement. SNIA Europe's strong presence in EMEA will enormously help STA's effort to reach that geographic area with the SAS message. With the support of SNIA Europe, STA looks forward to implementing a broad SAS marketing program in the EMEA region."

Eleven STA Member Companies Participate in STA Booth # 324, "SAS in the Data Center"

DF, San Francisco, CA - SCSI Trade Association (STA) will exhibit Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products in booth # 324. With SAS product deployment advancing exponentially around the globe, the demand for products is predicted to significantly increase each year going forward. Using the theme, "SAS in the Data Center," STA will feature a static product display, exhibiting the products listed below. Eleven STA member companies are sponsoring the STA exhibit and providing products for the display, as follows:

July 23-27 SAS Plugfest Featured SAS and SATA HDDs, Enclosures and Cabling Product Testing

San Francisco, August 20, 2007 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the seventh Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest was held July 23-27, 2007, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). The plugfest was attended by both STA member and non-member companies. See page two for a list of the attending STA members.

Tests made available to attendees Included:

  • Single zoning
  • Multiple zones
  • Interoperability of Serial ATA (SATA) drives in a SAS environment

FAQ on Gartner HDD SAS Research

SCSI Trade Association Press Announcement

STA Proclaims SAS HDD Usage Rate is a Leading Indicator of Explosive Future Demand

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2007 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced that 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) will replace Ultra320 SCSI as the hard disk drive (HDD) interface of choice in standard high volume servers during 2007. A recent Gartner research report, Dataquest Alert: Serial Attached SCSI to Dominate in 2007, by John Monroe, Research VP, Gartner Dataquest, covers the multi-user SAS HDD market, citing 4.15 million, or 11.2 percent, of all multi-user HDDs utilized in 2006 were SAS drives. When combined with 2005 SAS HDD shipments (the first year SAS HDDs shipped in any significant volume, according to Gartner), the installed base of SAS HDDs at the end of 2006 totaled nearly 4.5 million units. The Report predicts that almost 12 million SAS HDDs will ship this year.

SAS — Storage Flexibility, Seamless Migration

WinHEC, Los Angeles, CA - The SCSI Trade Association (STA) - will exhibit 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products in booth # 116. STA members, sponsoring the exhibit and providing products for the booth displays, consist of the following companies who will collectively exhibit 15 products - many of which are listed here.

San Francisco, February 12, 2007 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2007. Re-elected to the position of president was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, now president for the sixth consecutive year.

STA Background Document

STA's Charter
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1995 as a member-run organization to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of the small computer system interface (SCSI) to the storage industry. For more than twelve years, STA promoted the understanding and use of SCSI technology and influenced the evolution of SCSI standards. It now promotes the new generation SCSI technology, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). SAS components entered the market in the fall of 2004 and usage escalated rapidly in the fourth quarter of 2006. Indications across the storage industry are that SAS implementations will become the predominant enterprise disk drive interconnect within the next year. A nine-member Board of Directors oversees the Marketing Communications Committee, the SAS Technology Liaison and directs all STA activities.

25+ Years of SCSI History
In 2001, SCSI celebrated its first 20 years as the leading industry storage I/O technology. Seven generations of Parallel SCSI were developed during that period. Ultra320 SCSI was the last generation, entering the market in late 2001. In 2006, the first 25 years of SCSI was celebrated, with additional excitement surrounding the new SCSI generation, SAS.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
The T10 committee accepted STA's SAS proposal as a development project in May, 2002. STA anticipated that SAS products would enter the market in 2004, which they did, on schedule, in the second half of 2004. Now, in 2007, SAS product introduction and inplementation is accelerating with the expectation that by mid-2008, SAS will be a storage technology leader worldwide. OEM adoption is growing rapidly and quantities of SAS products have moved into the indirect channels. SAS products are ready for market when predicted, due in part to seven successful plugfests from 2004 through Aug., 2007. Early plugfests were planned to coincide with the SAS development schedule, greatly enhancing the interoperability with Serial ATA (SATA) and compatibility with earlier SCSI generations.

STA Members
STA member companies represent every segment of computing and storage, including systems, hard disk drives, peripherals, semiconductors, cables and connectors. Through constant monitoring of industry research and feedback from customers, STA members understand what the storage industry will need two, three or more years in the future. STA maintains a liaison function with the T10 Committee (see below), to ensure that future SAS technology standards will meet the industry's requirements. A roster of member companies is available on the STA web site. For membership inquiries, please contact the STA office.

T10 Standards Committee
The T10 Committee is under the auspices of INCITS (InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards), which is under ANSI (American National Standards Institute). T10 standards approved by ANSI are forwarded on to ISO to become international standards. The T10 Committee has an established track record of moving first SCSI, then SAS technology forward, all the while maintaining backward compatibility with existing implementations. T10 is currently finalizing the SAS 2.0 standard which will provide the technical and functional parameters for 6Gb/s SAS. For more information on T10, please go to http://www.t10.org.

For more Information on STA
For more information about STA and SAS, please visit the web site at http://www.scsita.org, send an email to info@scsita.org, call the STA office at (415) 561-6273 or send a fax to (415) 561-6120. STA is headquartered at 572B Ruger Street, San Francisco, CA, 94129.

STA Sees Strong SAS Market Ahead

San Francisco, November 13, 2006 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association, established to support and to promote SCSI technology, sees the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) market achieving the level promised two years ago. To date, about half of STA member companies have introduced in excess of 75 SAS products to the market, providing all of the components and sub-systems, as well as the features and speeds required by system integrators and OEMs to build SAS-based storage systems.

STA Booth Shows SAS Features and Strengths of Products Available Today from Adaptec, Fujitsu CPA, LSI Logic and Seagate

  • STA will be located in booth number 618 on the show floor. Member companies, Adaptec, Fujitsu, LSI Logic and Seagate will display their Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products in the STA booth. Products include:
    • Adaptec: several models of SAS RAID and Ultra320 SCSI RAID
    • Fujitsu: 2.5" (10K rpm) and 3.5" (15K rpm) enterprise HDDs
    • LSI Logic: PCI-X and PCI Express to SAS HBAs and MegaRAID adapters
    • Seagate: 2.5" (10K rpm) and 3.5" (15K rpm) enterprise HDDs
  • Press attendees are invited to pick up a STA press kit from the booth with IDF releases from several of the 18 STA members exhibiting at IDF.
  • The STA booth will hand out SAS literature and take sign-ups for the free Serial Storage Wire (SSW) newsletter plus a new SAS poster, as follows:
    • SAS Integrator's Guide
    • "The Best of Serial Storage Wire" brochure with a selection of SAS articles
    • Sign up to receive the free SSW newsletter
    • Sign up to receive a free SAS poster
  • IDF press events, Sneak Peek and Welcome Reception, are on the show floor on Tues. evening, Sept. 26, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Stop by the STA booth.

STA Presents Joint SAS-SATA Tutorial

  • STA will be located in booth number 134 on the show floor. The booth will contain recently produced Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) literature and sign-ups for the free Serial Storage Wire (SSW) newsletter and SAS poster.
    • SAS Integrator's Guide
    • User`s Guide to Serial Attached SCSI
    • "The Best of Serial Storage Wire" with a selection of SAS articles from the first two years of publication of the newsletter
    • Sign up to receive the free SSW newsletter on SAS
    • Sign up to receive a free SAS poster
  • On Thursday, Sept. 21, 10:05-11:00am in Waterfront Ballroom 1, Harry Mason of LSI Logic and President of STA, will join forces with Joni Clark of Seagate, in presenting a tutorial on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA).
  • Harry Mason of LSI Logic and Marty Czekalski of Seagate will hold numerous press and analyst briefings on Wednesday and Thursday. Please contact Lea Schwartz if you would like to schedule a SAS briefing.

San Francisco, June 5, 2006 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is celebrating twenty five years of excellence in providing the leading storage I/O technology to enterprise systems worldwide. At its zenith, SCSI held more than 80% of the market in storage I/O. The successor to SCSI, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), is rapidly replacing legacy SCSI as the leadership storage technology.

April 24-28 Plugfest Features Largest Fabric Build to Date

San Francisco, May 22, 2006 - SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), announced today that the sixth Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest was held April 24-28. The tests emphasized large system builds and the performance of fabrics during attempts to disrupt the data flow. Fifteen STA members attended the plugfest (see page two for a list of the attending members).

The highlight of the plugfest was the array of large system builds (of which there were several), configured as the largest, most complex fabric to date. The system builds contained many servers, enclosures, HBAs, expanders, analyzers, hard disk drives, tape drives, and an active multiplexer (MUX), provided by the attending vendors. All of the large builds were stable configurations and were successfully tested by hot-plugging and swapping drives. These tests verified that broadcast change notifications did not disrupt the fabric which would cause the system to stop transferring data.

Serial Attached SCSI T10 Standards Committee Becomes an Early User of Small Form Factor SAS Disk Drives

San Francisco, April 17, 2006 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the T10 technology and standards committee, which has the INCITS1 mandate for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology development and standardization, is the recipient of a new HP server. The server, an HP ProLiant DL580 G3, was installed recently. All files have been transferred from the previous server and operational support for T10 members and committees has begun.

Storage Industry Invited to a SAS Solutions Open House Crystal Room, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

San Francisco, March 20, 2006 -The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, invites the Silicon Valley storage industry to join them in the Crystal Room, Fairmont Hotel, Tuesday, May 9.

San Francisco, January 30, 2006 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2006. Re-elected to the position of president was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again from 2002 to 2006.

Storage Networking World-Europe, 7 September, 2005; The SCSI Trade Association will present two events today:

August 23-25, 2005, San Francisco

Serial Attached SCSI: Revolutionizing Storage Architecture

  • STA has booth # 126 in the IDF Storage Community Area. Ask for a STA press kit at the booth, as it contains press releases from member companies who are introducing new SAS products or recently introduced products at IDF. Pick up a copy of Serial Storage Wire, the SAS newsletter from STA.
  • Plan to visit the STA booth during "Sneak Peak" on Tues., Aug. 23, between 5-6pm, when press and analysts are invited to visit the show floor before exhibits open to the public. Also plan to attend the IDF reception from 6-8pm on the show floor. STA booth attendants will be happy to show you the demonstration, answer your questions and hand out literature. Be sure to ask for a STA press kit if you do not have a SAS briefing scheduled with STA.
  • The SAS/SATA demonstration features a server with an internal enclosure populated with a total of 16 SAS and SATA 2.5" and 3.5" drives, half from Fujitsu and half from Seagate. The external 16-bay enclosure contains 3.5" SAS and/or SATA drives from Fujitsu, Hitachi GST, Maxtor and Seagate. The demonstration shows the compatibility and power of SAS and SATA drives for data storage. This is the first time that a public demonstration will include all of the STA member vendors of controllers and drives in a single demo and illustrates the interoperability and flexibility of the various components running in one system. An IOmeter will show the data rates.
  • On Wed., Aug. 24, from 3:30-4:20pm, session # STGS001 in a classroom (check the program for classroom location), Marty Czekalski of Maxtor and Bob Sheffield of Intel will present, "SAS: Revolutionizing Storage Architecture." Everyone is invited.
  • Press and analysts are invited to pick up a "SAS quiz-card" at the STA booth to compete for an MP3 player. All correctly filled out quiz-cards will be placed in a bowl and the winning name will be drawn. (Hint; if you don't know an answer, ask someone in the STA booth). The press or analyst name selected receives an MP3.
  • " Attending press and analysts are invited to ask for briefings on SAS during the show. If you have not already been scheduled for a SAS briefing, please ask the STA booth attendants to put you in touch with one of the three spokespersons available at the show.
  • For additional information, please contact STA's public relations manager, Lea Schwartz, at 970-225-3753 or pointpr@qwest.net

June 79, 2005 - Long Beach, CA

The SCSI Trade Association will exhibit in booth # 139 at Storage World Conference and will participate in a storage panel discussion on Wed., June 8.

Large "System Builds" include More than 110 Drives

San Francisco, May 10, 2005 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the first Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest of 2005, held April 25-29 at the UNH-IOL test lab, exceeded all expectations. For the 18 attending STA member companies, the interoperability results were very favorable for vendors planning to introduce their system products in the next few months (see page two for a list of attending STA members).

STA Press Background Document

STA's Charter
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1995 as a member-run organization to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of the small computer system interface (SCSI) to the storage industry. For more than twenty years, STA promoted the understanding and use of SCSI technology and influenced the evolution of SCSI standards. It now promotes the new SCSI technology, Serial Attached SCSI, which entered the market in the fall of 2004. The nine-member Board of Directors oversees the marketing communications committee, the SAS technology liaison and directs all STA activities.

SAS Demonstrations Highlight Performance, Scalability and Flexibility Benefits

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 1, 2005 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, is exhibiting in the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Storage Community area in booth number 104. In addition, many STA member companies are exhibiting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products and technology at IDF (see STA member list with booth numbers on page two).

San Francisco, February 14, 2005 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2005. Re-elected to the position of president was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again from 2002 to 2005.

November 1-5 Plugfest Brings SAS Manufacturers Together to Assure Delivery of Interoperable SAS Products in 2005

SAN FRANCISCO and DURHAM, NH -- Dec. 6, 2004 — The largest-ever multi-company SAS plugfest to date brought more than 100 engineers together to fine-tune their company's storage products and to foster interoperability between Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage devices, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and the SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced today.

SAS is the rapidly-advancing, high-speed alternative to SCSI technology being used today. It represents a reincarnation of the long-established SCSI protocol in a powerful form designed to meet the ever-growing performance requirements of enterprise data centers.

Third Serial Attached SCSI Plugfest Tests Products For Market In 4th Quarter and Early 2005

SAN FRANCISCO and DURHAM, NH - Oct. 19, 2004 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) announced today that the third Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest of the year will be held from November 1-5 at UNH-IOL. The UNH-IOL laboratory is hosting the event in its 32,000 square foot Durham facility. An open invitation to attend is extended to any company interested in advancing SAS technology and bringing SAS products to market.

SAS Demonstrations Highlight Dual-port SAS Drive Reliability/Scalability and SAS/SATA Drives in a SAS System Showing Performance/Flexibility

San Francisco, Sept. 7, 2004 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that it is showing two live SAS demonstrations in the STA booth (booth number 939, Moscone Convention Center), at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, September 7-9.

Special Two-day SAS/SATA Interoperability Session Fulfills Purpose

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2004 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced that the second Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest, held June 21-25 at UNH-IOL, achieved major milestones in advancing the interoperability of SAS products. A special session on June 23-24 tested the interoperability of Serial ATA (SATA) products operating within SAS component infrastructures.

New STA Membership Opportunity Offered for Non-member Attendees to the SAS/SATA Test Session

San Francisco, May 10, 2004 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced that a special test session on June 23-24 has been scheduled during the next Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest to test the interoperability of Serial ATA (SATA) products operating within a SAS component infrastructure. The special session is open to non-member vendors for $2,000, and is expected to be a recurring event at each subsequent SAS plugfest.

Sixteen Companies Test Their Products for Interoperability

San Francisco and Durham, N. H., March 17, 2004 — The UNH InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and the SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, concluded the industry's first full-scale Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interoperability plugfest. The test event, held March 1-5, included many of the industry's leading disk drive, controller, test equipment, cable, connector and system suppliers. Engineers tested SAS components and systems for multi-vendor interoperability.

Participating companies included Adaptec, Inc., Amphenol, Catalyst Enterprises, CATC, Data Transit, Dell Corp., Expert Analytical Systems, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi GST, I-Tech Corp., LSI Logic Corp., Maxtor Corp., Molex, PMC-Sierra and Seagate Technology.

San Francisco, February 16, 2004 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2004. Re-elected to the presidency was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again from 2002 to 2004.

Sign up For STA's New Free "Serial Storage Wire" e-Newsletter at the STA Booth, # 647

San Francisco, February 16, 2004 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) will be exhibiting at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), an industry opportunity for technology and computing firms to exchange information and ideas. The conference will take place in San Francisco's Moscone West Convention Center from February 17-19, 2004. In addition to exhibiting in booth # 647, STA is presenting a double session class and Harry Mason, President of the STA Board of Directors, will participate on the IDF storage panel from 6:30 to 8pm, Tuesday evening, February 17, at the Argent Hotel. STA will also participate in a SAS "Birds of a Feather" session on Thursday, February 19, from noon to 12:45pm at the Argent Hotel, Cornell Room.

Standardization Supports Product Deployment in 2004

San Francisco and Washington DC, January 28, 2004 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) and the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) announced today that the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The SAS standard is designated as ANSI/INCITS 376-2003 and can be purchased through the INCITS website at http://www.INCITS.org.

T10 Committee Forwards Specification to INCITS

San Francisco, May 20, 2003 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the Serial Attached SCSI 1.0 specification was forwarded on May 8 by the T10 Committee to the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). The specification will be circulated by INCITS for public review and comment followed by a letter ballot, both key milestones on the path to becoming an international standard.

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Serial Attached SCSI and SATA System Level Compatibility Will Benefit Industry OEMs, System Builders and Customers

Server I/O 2003, Monterey, CA, January 20, 2002 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, and the Serial ATA (SATA) II Working Group, whose mission is to define, develop and deliver SATA specifications to the industry, announced today they have formed a collaborative agreement for enabling Serial Attached SCSI system-level compatibility with SATA hard disk drives. The collaboration will result in unprecedented system configuration capabilities with multiple benefits to system builders and IT professionals.

Letter Ballot Achieves Commitment to Deliver Specification to Industry On-time

San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2002 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Technical Committee T10, has completed its work on the Serial Attached SCSI specification and has released the letter ballot. The letter ballot marks a significant milestone in the standardization process and meets the year-end forecast established by working committees over a year ago. In addition to the significance of this event in formalizing the specification, it also marks the beginning of the implementation phase of Serial Attached SCSI during which companies will solidify their designs.

San Francisco, August 5, 2002 - The SCSI Trade Association, a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, will be represented by Dave Anderson, Director of Strategic Planning for Seagate (a STA member company), at SAN East in Washington D.C., August 13-15, 2002. Dave will appear in the following program events:

Standardization Process Supports Product Deployment in 2004

San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C. May 6, 2002 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA) and the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) announced today that the Serial Attached SCSI proposal presented to INCITS Technical Committee T10 at their May 2 meeting was accepted and that T10 voted to develop a Serial Attached SCSI standard. T10 is responsible for developing and maintaining all SCSI standards for INCITS. STA's ultimate goal is the acceptance of Serial Attached SCSI as an international technology standard.

Serial Attached SCSI Working Group Selects STA to Support Development and Promotion of Serial Technology

Monterey, CA., Feb. 4, 2002 -- The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry group established to support and promote SCSI technology, and the Serial Attached SCSI Working Group today announced that STA will define the marketing requirements for the Serial Attached SCSI specification and will promote the technology to the industry. The STA Board of Directors voted unanimously in December to bring Serial Attached SCSI into the organization and to fully support the development and promotion of the technology. Marketing and business development teams from the two groups met in Houston at the STA annual meeting on January 16 to finalize the details.

Celebration Dinner Held May 22 in San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., April 30, 2001 -- The SCSI Trade Association (STA), the member-run industry group, established to support and promote SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) technology, announced today that it is celebrating twenty years of SCSI performance with a dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on Tuesday, May 22, from 6-9:00pm. The dinner occurs the evening before the International Data Corporation (IDC) Storage Conference, which is scheduled for May 23-24 at the Fairmont. STA and IDC are cross-promoting the dinner and the conference, allowing attendees to conveniently attend both events. STA guests include industry press and analysts, financial analysts and early SCSI developers.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., April 9, 2001 -- The SCSI Trade Association (STA), the member-run industry group, established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that its new Ultra320 SCSI web site is online and available to visitors. Included on the Ultra320 SCSI page are the trademark licensing program, a white paper and an FAQ. In addition, as STA member companies and non-member SCSI vendors make Ultra320 SCSI products available to the market, the products will be listed in the product section of the STA web site under Ultra320 SCSI, where a resident search engine will quickly find the requested product. All products are listed under the SCSI generation (Ultra160, Ultra320), vendor name and product category, with a link to the vendor. The search engine also locates SCSI documents and topics throughout the site.