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.
STA anticipated that Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products would begin entering the market in late 2004 and accelerate through 2005, with major OEM announcements anticipated. STA forecasts that in the coming years, SAS-based system and subsystem products will account for a significant share of enterprise storage shipments. Credit is due in large measure to the SAS interoperability plugfests held during 2004. More plugfests are scheduled for 2005.
The SAS plugfests, held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab, were instrumental in speeding the development of test tools and programs, and consequently products. The plugfests also served to ensure interoperability of SAS with Serial ATA (SATA) and SATA II product offerings. As a result, components, such as controllers and expanders, were initially released into production last fall. More component offerings, as well as drives and enclosures are now, or soon will be, production ready.
“The STA organization has expanded in the past year and members are developing and introducing their initial round of SAS products, as predicted,” stated Harry Mason, President of the STA Board of Directors and Director of Industry Marketing at LSI Logic. “Assisted by our plugfest activities, system builders are finding ways to take advantage of SAS compatibility with SATA, which we believe will have a visible effect on the storage market this year.”
2005 STA Board of Directors
- President; Harry Mason, Director, Industry Marketing, LSI Logic
- Vice President; Martin Czekalski, Interface Architecture Initiatives Manager, Maxtor
- Secretary; Paul Griffith, Strategic Marketing Manager, Broadcom
- Treasurer; Linus Wong, Director, Strategic Marketing, Adaptec
Members at Large:
- David Allen, Director, Strategic Marketing, Vitesse
- Tonya Comer, Product Marketing Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP
- Chris Croteau, Director, Business Development, Storage Technologies, Intel
- Werner Glinka, President of Glinka Co., Marketing Consultant for Hitachi GST
- William Schilling, Director, Global Product Marketing, Enterprise Storage Group, Seagate Technology
Current STA Membership
Ario Data Networks
Fujitsu Computer Products of America
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
The SCSI Trade Association was established in 1995 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the industry. STA promotes the understanding and use of SCSI technology and influences the evolution of SCSI standards to meet future industry needs. The Association has a nine-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities.
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