June 2017
Volume 12, Issue 2

Welcome, New SATA-IO Member!

The following industry leader recently joined the SATA-IO :

Shenzhen Tronixin Electronics Co., Ltd.
ShenZhen TIGO Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

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

In this issue:

2017-2018 Board of Directors Election

SAVE THE DATE: UTD 1.5.1 Dry Run coming in late September  

Feature Your SATA Solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2017  

Upcoming Tradeshow Activity  

FOCUS: California Energy Commission (CEC) impact on SATA technology 

Help Guide SATA-IO's Marketing and Education Activities  

Participate in SATA-IO  


2017-2018 Board of Directors Election
Congratulations to the new 2017-2018 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 in April, two new Officers were elected and the Secretary position was re-elected. The 2017-2018 Board is now comprised of the following:


  • Curtis Stevens, Western Digital - President
  • Jim Hatfield, Seagate Technology - Vice President
  • Jeremiah Tussey, Microsemi - Treasurer
  • Richard Tomaszewski, HPE - Secretary
  • Kevin Marks, Dell - Director
  • Knut Grimsrud, Intel - Director
  • John Schadegg, Marvell - Director

SAVE THE DATE: UTD 1.5.1 Dry Run coming in late September

The SATA-IO Logo Work Group will pilot testing around the Unified Test Definition (UTD) version 1.5.1 which includes 13 new power management tests. More to details to follow on the SATA-IO Logo Work Group Page as the plan is finalized.

Feature Your SATA Solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2017

SATA-IO will exhibit at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS), August 8-10 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 may include SATA SSDs, SMR HDDs, SATA M.2 cards, mSATA, Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHDs) and more.

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 release the day of your announcement and we will 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 at sata@nereus-worldwide.com.

Upcoming Tradeshows: Look for SATA-IO Marketing Work Group members at these events this year.

Contact SATA-IO Administration if you would like to participate.

FOCUS: California Energy Commission (CEC) impact on SATA technology

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has finalized new energy regulations for computer products and peripherals manufactured on and after January 1, 2019. There is little doubt that these new regulatory requirements will have a significant impact on computer manufacturers. With existing SATA power management features and are excited about potential new opportunities that these new challenges may initiate for SATA to embrace the new challenges.

The SATA-IO Marketing Work Group is currently working on opportunities which focus on platform power efficiency to demonstrate the important role that SATA technology delivers to meet these requirements.

Join the discussion and learn more on the Marketing Work Group Wiki.

Help Guide SATA-IO's Marketing and Education Activities

The SATA-IO Marketing Work 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.

Participate in SATA-IO

If you are looking for more ways to be involved in contributing to the essential work of SATA-IO, join a Work Group!

Contact the Work Group Chair if you would like to participate.

Please submit any future article ideas and topics to Eric Pickering, SATA-IO Marketing Chair, Intel

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