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Work Group Chairs
|Work Group Chairs
Frank Chu, CabCon Work Group Chair
Frank Chu is a member of SATA-IO Board of Director and the chair person for SATA-IO Cable and Connector technical committee. Frank is also active in the JEDEC Standards activities and is currently the chair of JC42,4 JTG. Frank is a senior engineer at HGST’s San Jose Research Center. Frank’s responsibilities including storage interface standards, low power consumption, and storage architecture. Frank holds MSEE from Stanford University and MBA from Santa Clara University. Frank has been awarded 6 US Patents in the field of storage architecture and others.
John Calvin, Logo Work Group Chair
John Calvin currently is the chairman of the Serial ATA International Organization’s Interoperability working group. John is a principal engineer at Tektronix where he has worked for the last 14 years, with a focus on high speed serial measurements solutions for industry standards. He has worked as a contributor to SATA testing since 2000. John holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and has been awarded 6 patents in measurement-related technology.
Chuck Hill, Phy Work Group Chair
Mr. Hill has a long history in the area of serial data interfaces. After graduating from Stanford University with a BSEE and MSEE specializing in statistical signal processing and circuits and devices, he went to work for Argo Systems in Sunnyvale, designing a serial data receiver for a surveillance system. Then, he joined Hewlett-Packard working on instruments for analog parametrics, protocol analysis, and microprocessor emulators. In 1991, he became an independent consultant specializing in analog design, microwave design, signal integrity, and EMI and RFI. Working for Quantum he worked on signal integrity and IC driver issues for ATA-33, 66, 100, and 133. In 2001, he participated in the early Serial ATA development in the Phy area. In 2004, he became the Phy working group chair.
Jim Hatfield, Digital Work Group Chair
Jim Hatfield, Sr. Staff Firmware Engineer for Seagate Technology, is an active leader in storage standards development. For SATA-IO, he currently chairs the Digital working group. Jim is vice-chair of T13 and is the chair of a TCG working group. Jim is an active and vocal participant in T10 (SAT), IEEE 1667 and other industry forums. Jim joined Seagate in 2002, to develop firmware and to promote and extend industry standards.
After earning a B.A in Math and Computer Science from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1977, Jim has mainly worked in the storage industry. He began with writing a standalone OS on a mini-computer to emulate an IBM mainframe, and device drivers to go with it (printer, clock, CRT, card reader, etc.) and tests for mainframe disk drives. Jim pioneered the development of firmware and register- and bus-level hardware simulations of mainframe SSD, disk and RAID controllers. In addition, he wrote general applications for management and created a functional DBMS before they were common-place. He and a partner created an OS that emulated a major IBM OS that ran in a mainframe OS virtual machine and controlled a mainframe automated tape library. With the dawn of PCs, Jim transitioned to translating one *NIX flavor to others, and translating one SQL dialect to others. After longing to return to the storage industry, Jim found a new career writing firmware for ATAPI and SCSI tape drives before joining Seagate to write ATA disk firmware.
Harvey Newman earned his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1993. He joined LSI Corporation in October 2008. Currently he is the primary representative to SAS and SATA PHY working groups. He is also chairman of the SATA Technical Integration committee and SATA editor. Involvement with SATA started with the 1.5Gbps prototype cable and connector investigation in 1999 while working at Siemens Microelectronics later spun off as Infineon Technologies. Prior to starting with Siemens Microelectronics in 1997 he worked for DATATAPE Inc. since 1993 as a servo engineer. Harvey started his career in the storage industry in 1985 when he joined Electro Technology where he primarily worked as a technician repairing industrial tape recorders from Ampex.
Paul has over 20 years of experience in data storage and has been deeply involved with storage interface technology, including SATA since its inception. Early in his career, he was a storage controller designer, before moving into Marketing in the HDD industry, and eventually into storage semiconductors. Paul currently holds the position of Director, Product Marketing with Marvell Semiconductor. In that role, he has responsibility for transceiver technology and HDD/SSD storage standards, including SATA, SAS, USB, PCIe, as well as the SSD activities of JEDEC and SNIA. Within SATA-IO, Paul is active in the Marketing, PHY and Digital groups. Paul holds BSEE and MBA degrees from San Jose State University.