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MindShare releases SAS Storage Architecture: Serial Attached SCSI, the latest title in their world renowned series of technical books. (1/30/2006)

MindShare, Inc. Announces Publication Of SAS Storage Architecture: Serial Attached SCSI

MONUMENT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2006--MindShare, Inc., a leading provider of technical training and reference books, today announced the publication of SAS Storage Architecture: Serial Attached SCSI, the newest of MindShare's widely distributed technical reference publications. The 630-page book provides software developers, chipset, board and system designers with a comprehensive understanding of SAS and its supported drive types, including SATA (Serial ATA) drives.

Written by Mike Jackson, a MindShare senior staff engineer, SAS Storage Architecture is organized with relevant issues cross-referenced to key topics, and contains nearly 300 illustrations. The book is structured in an easy-to-read format while providing detailed explanations of the concepts and several implementation examples.

Mr. Jackson received a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and has been involved in high-speed digital design work for several years. While working at Compaq Computer, he helped design several Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), and received three U.S. patents and one international patent award for that work. Over the past four years, Mike has been an instructor and author for MindShare, and has trained thousands of engineers in the U.S, Europe, and Asia.

Acclaim for SAS Storage Architecture

"STA is delighted to have had the opportunity to contribute to the MindShare SAS book. SAS technology is a significant inflection point in the evolution of data storage and MindShare has done an admirable job in explaining the technology. The content of the MindShare book will be very beneficial to SAS system designers and integrators and also provide a valuable resource for engineering students," said Harry Mason, President of the SCSI Trade Association and Director, Industry Marketing, LSI Logic.

"We've found that our customers much prefer the immediate drill-down and comprehensive coverage provided by the MindShare books, as opposed to searching through mountains of specifications. The SAS System Architecture book from MindShare is sure to be a well-worn reference in any lab," said Paul Mutschler, Storage Division Director, Catalyst Enterprises

SAS Storage Architecture is published by MindShare Press and available now in hardcopy and electronic format through www.mindshare.com and other bookstores.

Basis of MindShare Technical Training

As with other MindShare technical publications, SAS Storage Architecture serves as the course material for MindShare's in-depth SAS technical training seminars, provided to design engineers around the world. These courses provide a detailed understanding of the Serial SCSI interface from a hardware perspective, and include some software concepts as well. A description of the course and a detailed list of topics covered may be found here.

About MindShare, Inc. MindShare, Inc. (www.mindshare.com) delivers innovative technical training courses to scores of companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM and Sun Microsystems. MindShare course topics include IA32 processors, Opteron processors, PCI Express, InfiniBand, USB, HyperTransport, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, High-Speed Design, EMI/EMC and Windows Device Drivers. MindShare also writes and publishes technical reference books on a variety of these topics.