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SCSI Trade Association Celebrates SCSI 20th Anniversary

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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.

The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a program. The highlight will be a video of the 20-year history of SCSI technology, featuring six early SCSI developers telling the story in their own words. They will describe how they defined the SCSI specification, were successful in getting it accepted by ANSI (the national standards group) and detail how they developed the succeeding generations of SCSI technology, including the current seventh generation. There will be an extensive display of early SCSI artifacts and memorabilia for the enjoyment of the attendees.

David Reinsel, Senior Analyst, Hard Disk Drives and Components, IDC, will present “SCSI in the New Millennium,” with a look at where SCSI technology might go in the future. “The SCSI story is unique in the industry as it has far outlived predictions about its longevity,” said David Reinsel. “Celebrating twenty years of any technology is a momentous occasion in this fast-changing industry.”

An awards ceremony will conclude the evening. SCSI developers, architects, editors and industry leaders who made significant contributions to the technology over the years will be honored and receive an engraved award. Companies will also be honored. Judges for the awards include STA members, industry editors, analysts, T10 members and the nominees themselves.

About STA
The SCSI Trade Association was established in 1995 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the market. STA also promotes the understanding and use of SCSI technology and influences the evolution of the standard to meet future industry needs. The association has an eleven-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications, Technology and Web Site Committees. For more information, please visit the web site at, email, call the STA office at (415) 750-8351 or send a fax to 415-751-4829. Technical questions for the SCSI Expert may be submitted by filling out the form on the STA web site (click SCSI Expert). Questions will be answered via email.


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For More Information Contact:

Lea Schwartz
Tel: 970-225-3753