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The Phoenix Technologies® UEFI BIOS Product, SecureCore Tiano™, to Support Intel® Ultrabook™ and Microsoft Windows® 8
Sep 08, 2011 (05:09 PM EDT)


MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the global leader in core system software (BIOS/firmware) products, today announced that it has readied its mainstream UEFI firmware product, SecureCore Tiano™, to support Intel® Ultrabook™ and Microsoft Windows 8.

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As an active innovator of the PC ecosystem, Phoenix Technologies is excited to see another revolution of personal computing with the launch of Intel's Ultrabook category and with the next generation of Microsoft's operation system, Windows 8, currently scheduled to be released in 2012.

"We're making outstanding progress on boot technology to support the delivery of a new class of mobile computing device: super powerful, highly responsive, yet energy efficient. Through close collaboration with technology leaders like Intel and Microsoft, and our OEM/ODM partners, Phoenix is providing its rich domain expertise on firmware architecture and engineering to help transform the PC user experience," said Steve Chan, Chief Technology Officer at Phoenix Technologies.

Ready with a strong feature set to back up the Ultrabook category, Phoenix SecureCore Tiano™ can accelerate the product development cycle of Ultrabook designs, as several Ultrabook features are enabled with BIOS firmware, including responsiveness, mobility and connectivity, power efficiency for extended battery life, and several other enhancements.

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, Phoenix Technologies will showcase its latest innovations and technology breakthroughs on UEFI BIOS firmware as well as comprehensive development/debug tools for firmware developers.

Visit Phoenix Technologies at IDF San Francisco from September 13 to 15 at booth #820.

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the leader in core systems software products, services, and embedded technologies, pioneers open standards and delivers innovative solutions that enable the PC industry's top system builders and specifiers to differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market, and increase their revenues. The Company's flagship product -- SecureCore Tiano -- is revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented performance, security, reliability, continuity and ease-of-use. The Company established industry leadership and created the PC clone industry with its original BIOS product in 1983. Phoenix has over 200 technology patents issued and pending and has shipped firmware in over one billion systems. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix.com.

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, Phoenix SecureCore Tiano and the Phoenix Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Intel and Ultrabook are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Carol Wu of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. +1-408-570-1000

SOURCE Phoenix Technologies Ltd.