June 2016
Volume 11, Issue 3

Welcome, New SATA-IO Member!

The following industry leader recently joined the SATA-IO :

Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Welcome to the SATA-IO newsletter. Stay current with SATA-IO activities, news items and upcoming events.

In this issue:

Meet the 2016-2017 SATA-IO Board of Directors

Help Guide SATA-IO's Marketing and Education Activities

Display Your SATA Solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2016

Meet the 2016-2017 SATA-IO Board of Directors

Congratulations to the new 2016-2017 SATA-IO Board of Directors. Per the Bylaws, the SATA-IO elects/re-elects a Board of Directors each year. At the Annual Board of Directors meeting last month, three new Officers were elected and the Secretary position was re-elected. The 2016-2017 Board is now comprised of the following: 

  • Paul Wassenberg, Marvell – President
  • Curtis Stevens, Western Digital – Vice President
  • Jeremiah Tussey, Microsemi – Treasurer
  • Richard Tomaszewski, HPE – Secretary


  • Dave Landsman, SanDisk – Director
  • David Burks, Seagate – Director
  • Kevin Marks, Dell – Director
  • Knut Grimsrud, Intel – Director

Thank you to all SATA-IO members who participated in this year’s election process. For more information on each SATA-IO Board member, please visit: https://www.sata-io.org/board-members

Help Guide SATA-IO's Marketing and Education Activities

The SATA-IO Marketing Working Group (MWG) is tasked with developing new initiatives that educate the storage community about SATA technology and to highlight the membership benefits of SATA-IO. There is currently a dedicated core driving these initiatives, but the MWG is always looking for additional members to contribute their expertise to this effort. By participating in the MWG, you can guide the SATA-IO’s marketing and educational programs, while also being up-to-date on the many ways to promote your company’s SATA expertise. The MWG holds a bi-weekly call where members and the SATA PR team collaborate on ways to showcase SATA, such as pursuing speaking opportunities, developing new educational resources and shaping SATA-IO’s presence at popular industry events.

To join the MWG, login to Causeway and request access on the Your Workgroup Memberships page.   

Display Your SATA Solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2016

SATA-IO will exhibit at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit (FMS), August 9-11 in Santa Clara, CA. We’re planning to showcase the continued evolution of the SATA specification as well as the wide variety of SATA-based solutions. These products include SATA SSDs, SMR HDDs, SATA M.2 cards, mSATA and Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHDs).
Additionally, we recognize that many of our member companies will be exhibiting and announcing new SATA solutions at the show. Be sure to send us your official product announcements ahead of time and we’ll promote your news on the SATA-IO website and to FMS attendees onsite. 

If your company is interested in providing a SATA product display for our booth at FMS or would like to share an upcoming announcement, contact the SATA-IO press team: sata@nereus-worldwide.com

Please submit any future article ideas and topics to Paul Wassenberg, SATA-IO Marketing Chair, Marvell

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