Interoperability Workshops

SATA-IO Interoperability Workshop #13
May 19 - 21, 2015
The Westin Taipei, Taiwan 

Objective:
The SATA-IO Interop Workshop serves two main purposes:
1) As a mechanism for verifying product and building block adherence to the SATA Specification.
2) As a proving ground for updated tests and test methodologies, typically in support of new SATA Specification features and updates.

The Interop Workshop serves as a way for SATA-IO members to get their products tested by multiple testers using different equipment sets and latest tests before they are available at the certified test labs. However, given the complexity of the test results and consistency verification process, it takes significantly longer to generate an overall PASS/FAIL result. So, for product vendors needing quick results, and an Integrators List posting, the certified Test Labs are the best mechanism.

Registration Details:
Registration will open in March 2015!
Remember to pre-register EACH individual from your company to obtain a badge, to be confirmed for meals, and to obtain workshop materials. Attendees without a SATA-IO Interoperability Workshop badge will not be allowed to attend the event.

SATA-IO Members: SATA-IO Member companies who register to test a product/s at the workshop are referred to as SATA-IO Member Teams. Each Member Team vendor can bring as many of the same type of product that can fit into a block of one testing session (typically one hour).

Registration Fees for SATA-IO Members:

  • SATA-IO Member Teams is $200 and includes registration for two supporting engineers.
  • Additional support engineers above two will incur a $100.00 fee per individual.

Non-Members: Companies that are not SATA-IO Members who register to test a product/s at the workshop are referred to as SATA-IO Non-Member Teams. Each Non-Member Team vendor can bring as many of the same type of product that can fit into a block of one testing sessions (typically one hour).

Registration Fees for Non-Members:

  • Non-Member Teams is $1,000.00 per product team requesting a block of one hour test sessions, and includes registration for three supporting engineers.
  • Additional support engineers above three will incur a $100 fee per individual.

Note that if you are not a current member of the SATA-IO, we can easily sign you up prior to your registration. If you have need for more than one test slot, it would be more cost effective to become a member of the SATA-IO.  Please contact administration for information on becoming a member!

Hotel Reservation Information:

The Westin Taipei
133 Nanjing East Rd. Sec.3, Taipei, Taiwan 10487
Tel : +886-2-8770-6565

Group Room Rate: Deluxe Room - NTD $7,500/night - includes one daily breakfast and internet access

Link to make hotel reservation will be provided soon! Each individual is responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  

If you contact the hotel directly, identify yourself as an attendee of the SATA-IO Interoperability Workshop and ask for the associated room block. 

Onsite and Event Details:
You MUST pick up your badge and test schedules on-site between 9am-10am on Monday, May 18, 2015.

Tentative Agenda:

Monday, May 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- Onsite Check-in, Badge pick-up, Interoperability Workshop Schedule pick-up
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Interoperability Technical Training Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch (provided by SATA-IO)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Interoperability Technical Training Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m -- SATA-IO Reception

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Test Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch (provided by SATA-IO)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Test Sessions

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Test Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Test Sessions

Thursday, May 21, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Test Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Test Sessions

Shipping Information:

TBA

Sponsorship Opportunites:

Interested in sponsorsing the SATA-IO Technical Training Seminar & Interoperability Workshop?  Click here for information on the available Sponsorship Packages.  For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact SATA-IO Administration.  

 

For more details on the SATA-IO Interoperability Program visit the Interoperability Program overview page

If you have any additional questions regarding Interop Workshop registration, please contact SATA-IO Administration.