Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Boots up Tyan's Motherboards

6/30/2003 - Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the company driving the global core system software standard in hundreds of millions of PC systems and connected digital devices for over two decades, has extended its global agreement with Tyan Computer Corporation. Under the agreement, Phoenix will supply its Core Managed Environment (cME) FirstBIOS for Tyan's desktop and workstation motherboards.

"Our customers are industry leading OEMs, ODMs and system builders that depend on our motherboards to help differentiate their products," said Danny Hsu, Director of Sales and Marketing at Tyan. "We chose cME Phoenix FirstBIOS solutions because their impressive performance and reliability."

"We continue to innovate and drive new technologies into our next generation BIOS, supporting our customers by enabling them to quickly bring new products to market," said Timothy D. Eades, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Marketing and Product Division for Phoenix. "Our cME FirstBIOS solution enables partners, like Tyan, to provide their customers a competitive advantage by adding Phoenix cME certified applications to their products."

As a key component of the Phoenix cME platform, FirstBIOS brings a new graphical environment, improved performance and powerful security to a new generation of devices. Centered around FirstBIOS, Phoenix cME is an open software platform that enables the integration of applications and technology from both Phoenix and other companies into the heart of digital devices. Because these applications and technologies are built in they are inherently more secure.

About Tyan
Tyan Computer Corporation founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced system board technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest growing U.S. company in 1997). Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998. For more information, contact Tyan directly at 510-651-8868 or visit the company's web site at

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

Phoenix and Phoenix Technologies are registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies.

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