Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Powers Fujitsu's New Notebook and Desktop PCs

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 signed a licensing agreement with Fujitsu to implement the Phoenix Core Managed Environment (cME) FirstBIOS into their new summer models. The summer models carrying the Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Notebook Pro and Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Desktop are available online and in stores now. This win continues the rapid adoption of Phoenix cME FirstBIOS solutions among top PC manufacturers.

"We look to adopt innovative technologies that align with our business goals of adding value and promoting customer satisfaction. Our customers are concerned with the security and reliability of their PCs and laptops, and Phoenix helps us deliver these critical customer requirements. That is why we selected Phoenix cME FirstBIOS for our new desktop and notebook models," said Kazuhiro Igarashi, General Manager, Mobile Computing Division of Fujitsu.

"Phoenix is committed to delivering new technologies and products that enable our customers to drive revenue and build end-user satisfaction. Phoenix cME FirstBIOS for notebooks and desktops is an advanced core systems solution that PC manufacturers like Fujitsu can use to deliver powerful support, recovery, and connectivity solutions to consumers and enterprises," said Timothy D. Eades, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Marketing and Products Division for Phoenix.

Phoenix cME is a standards-based set of enabling technologies and applications built into the foundation of PCs and other digital devices, residing within the system's firmware and the host protected area of the hard drive. These technologies and applications are always available and more secure due to being independent of the operating system, and because they are built into the architecture of the device.

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

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