Interoperability Workshops

SATA-IO Interoperability Workshop #13
Sponsored by Synopsys, Inc.

May 19 - 21, 2015
The Westin Taipei, Taiwan 

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 is now closed for the Interoperability Workshop. 

SATA-IO Members: SATA-IO will be assessing a registration fee of $500 for each product tested during the Interop Workshop. Each Interop Workshop vendor is only allowed to register a single component for scheduling in a block of testing sessions.  Each test session is one to two hours and will be focused on testing of a single product. Because of the limited number of registered test slots, the initial registration process will only allow one product to be registered per vendor. If at a later point, it is found that not all of the test slots are utilized there will be follow-up with the vendors already registered to understand if they have additional products ready for testing.

Registration Fees for SATA-IO Members:

  • $500/product tested - this fee includes the registration of two support engineers. 
  • Additional support engineers can register for $100/person

Note that if you are not a current member of the SATA-IO, we can easily sign you up prior to your registration. 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

Click here for the room reservation link.  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 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, 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. - 4:00 p.m. -- Interoperability Technical Training Sessions
4:00 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:

The Westin Taipei
133 , Nanjing East Road, Section 3
Taipei, Taiwan 10487
Attn: Hold For (your name/company/telephone) / May 18-21, 2015/SATA-IO

Tel:  +886.2.8770.6565

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.