San Francisco, February 24, 2003 – 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 2003 today. Re-elected to the presidency was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again in 2002.
The recent announcement of the technology alignment collaboration between STA and the Serial ATA II Working Group (January 20, 2003) is stimulating greater interest in Serial Attached SCSI technology, raising the expectation that more companies may join STA (see page two of this release for a current member company list).
STA anticipates that Serial Attached SCSI products will enter the market in 2004. Member companies are now working on their Serial Attached SCSI designs in tandem with the INCITS T10 committee’s completion of the draft specification for submission to the American National Standards Institute. STA’s role is to ensure that the resulting Serial Attached SCSI standard meets the future needs of enterprise class storage devices.
“STA is enjoying a surge of energy as a result of the Serial Attached SCSI initiative,” said Harry Mason, president of the SCSI Trade Association. “The vision of creating a common connection scheme, compatible with Serial ATA to service a broad range of storage requirements, has generated a great deal of enthusiasm with both OEMs and storage users. The coexistence of Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA drives in storage subsystems will significantly improve the way the storage market is served.”
2003 STA Board of Directors
President; Harry Mason, Director of Industry Marketing, LSI Logic Corporation
Vice President; Martin Czekalski, Interface Architecture Program Manager, Maxtor Corporation
Secretary; Tonya Comer, Product Marketing Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP
Treasurer; Linus Wong, Director of Strategic Marketing, Adaptec, Inc.
Members at Large:
Daniel Colegrove, Senior Technical Staff Member, Global Storage Solutions, IBM Corporation
Karen Flores, Market Development Manager, Storage Components Division, Intel Corporation
Skip Jones, Director of Planning and Technology, QLogic Corporation
Gordy Lutz, Interface Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Storage, Seagate Technology
Current STA Membership
ACARD Technology Corp.
Bizlink Technology, Inc.
Computer Access Technology Corp.
Dell Computer Corp.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Hitachi America, LTD.
LSI Logic Corp.
Sierra Logic, Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Western Digital Corp.
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. As of January 2002, STA supports and promotes Serial Attached SCSI as well as Parallel SCSI. The Association has an eight-member Board of Directors, which oversees Marketing Communications, Technology Committees and all STA activities. For more information, please visit the STA web site at http://www.scsita.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call the STA office at (415) 561-6273 or send a fax to (415) 561-6120.
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