April 2015
Volume 10, Issue 2

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In this issue:

Details Available for Annual Members Meeting Webinar

Registration Now Open for Interoperability Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan

Details Available for Annual Members Meeting Webinar

Be sure to attend the virtual SATA-IO Annual Members Meeting taking place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) via webinar. SATA-IO President Knut Grimsrud will lead an update on the latest developments and events happening within the organization. A Q&A session with the Board of Directors will immediately follow.

Tentative Agenda:
  • Welcome
  • Introduction to SATA-IO
  • Membership & Financial Status
  • President’s Perspective
  • Interoperability Workshop
  • How You Can Participate
  • Meet Your Board of Directors
  • Q&A Session
Webinar Information:
  • Link to Live Webinar: Click here
  • Dial-in Details: +1-916-356-2663, Bridge 5, Conference ID: 759912300

Questions for the Q&A portion of the meeting can be submitted in the chat box during the Live Webinar. Contact SATA-IO Administration with any questions.

Registration Now Open for Interoperability Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan

Registration is now open for SATA-IO’s upcoming Interoperability Workshop, May 18-21, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan at the Taipei Westin Hotel. The upcoming IW testing will include the following new items:
  • Comprehensive electrical and mechanical testing for SATA M.2 products, Device Sleep and expanded power management testing
  • Analysis of product performance related to the new Transmitter Emphasis specification, not in SATA revision 3.2.
For companies seeking product certification outside of the IW, multiple independent test labs are approved to perform compliance testing as needed. More information can be found here. Additionally, companies can apply for self-certification during the IW. Companies achieving this status are sanctioned to certify their products in-house. The process requires them to submit results to the SATA-IO for verification before being awarded formal certification.

Event Details:
  • Location: The Westin Taipei, 133 Nanjing East Road, Section 3, Taipei City, Taiwan 104Workshop registration here   
  • Hotel registration here
  • Monday, May 18: Full-day training on UTD v1.5 and test tools
  • Tuesday, May 19 – Thursday, May 21: Interoperability testing and test lab re-certification
For more information, view the Interoperability FAQ here.

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