This post describes the impact an IP vendor can have on making improvements to the standardization of a serial bus interface due to the influence of low power/low leakage deep sub-micron CMOS process technologies.
Serial ATA (SATA) is a high-speed serial bus interface used to transfer data from motherboards to peripheral storage devices, such as optical disk drives, HDDs and solid state disk drives. The SATA interface is being integrated into SoCs for consumer electronic products and enterprise class storage systems. According to IDC, more than 1.1 billion SATA hard drives have shipped from 2001 to 2008. Last year, SATA captured more than 98% of internal hard disk drive shipments, demonstrating that SATA technology is now used in the vast majority of desktop and mobile personal computers.
So - there is a lot of SATA out there and it makes sense to develop it as IP.
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