Phoenix Technologies Nominated for Awards in Four Categories

6/30/2003 - Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), for over two decades the company driving the global core system software standard in hundreds of millions of PC systems and connected digital devices, announced that the company was nominated at the System Builder Summit Europe in Monaco in four categories including Best Vendor, Best Software, Best presentation, and Best Marketing Program of the event along with Microsoft, Roxio, ATI and Logitech. Phoenix showcased its Phoenix Core Managed Environment (cME) platform and Firstware family of applications, and was selected from more than 70 pan-European vendor companies as the winner for Best Presentation. The awards were voted on solely by the attending system builders which represented the top 200 European PC assemblers.

“We are honored to be recognized by hundreds of European systems builders at this important industry event,” said Albert E. Sisto, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “Systems builders are an important channel for our business, and we continue to deliver solutions that enable them to drive additional value, decrease their time to market, and enhance brand and product differentiation.”

Phoenix has focused on expanding its presence in the system builder channel, which accounts for about 58% of worldwide PC sales. As a result, system builders worldwide are quickly adopting the Phoenix Core Managed Environment (cME) platform, announced earlier this year. This open software platform, centered around BIOS, enables device manufacturers and other software vendors to drive functionality and value to the heart of the PCs and other digital devices. Phoenix cME applications that run from the cME platform include utilities, productivity, security and content delivery tools. Since its launch, dozens of systems builders worldwide have adopted the technology and are building it into their machines.

System Builder Summit EuropeTM is produced by Vision Events®, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) company.

About Phoenix
Founded in 1979, Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ: PTEC) helped launch the digital revolution when it created the industry's leading machine-independent BIOS software, which ships in more than 100 million new systems each year. Phoenix continues to leverage that core-level experience to develop many other vital solutions at multiple points in the foundation of PCs and other digital devices. Today, Phoenix solutions activate, secure, connect, and recover the world's best-known systems. These solutions operate from a Core Managed Environment (cME), where they're built in and protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. USA (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information about Phoenix Technologies, visit our website at

About Vision Events
Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring System Builders and end users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at

About Gartner, Inc.
Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory firm that helps more than 10,500 clients leverage technology to achieve business success. Gartner businesses include IT Research, Consulting, Measurement, Events and Executive Programs. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has 4,000 associates, including more than 1,000 research analysts and consultants, in more than 75 locations worldwide. Fiscal 2002 revenue totaled $907 million. For more information, visit

Phoenix and Phoenix Technologies are registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies.

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