Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Embedded Pro Supports Pentium M Processor

7/29/2003 - 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, announced its support for the Intel® Pentium MTM CPU combined with the E7501 chipset specifically used in embedded system designs. This capability is available immediately in Phoenix Core Managed EnvironmentTM (cME) FirstBIOSTM Embedded Pro. Phoenix has been rapidly growing it's embedded system business, and by supporting Intel's new technology and chipset, will continue the expansion of its support for x86-based embedded devices.

The Intel Pentium M processor, coupled with their E7501 Server chipset, is Intel's latest technology for embedded computing. By combining mobile technology into their product line the Intel Pentium M processor with the E7501 Server chipset can deliver low power and low heat performance to embedded computing devices. These devices include high density communications equipment like VoIP systems, switchers, and routers, as well as compact PCI designs and high density industrial computers. Phoenix's new support of the technology will enable manufacturers and embedded systems developers of these new systems to quickly create and deploy differentiated, industry-leading technologies, while also speeding their time to market.

"The advanced features of the Pentium M technology, combined with the innovative core systems capabilities of Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Embedded Pro, will enable Phoenix customers and channel partners to provide greater value in their embedded devices and drive differentiation as this market continues to expand," said Timothy D. Eades, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Marketing and Product Division for Phoenix.

Phoenix cME First BIOS Embedded Pro delivers advanced capabilities for embedded devices. The product augments Intel's newest offering by providing additional innovative features to support the needs of embedded computing:

About Phoenix cME and Phoenix cME FirstBIOS
Phoenix Core Managed Environment (cME) FirstBIOS is the third generation of core system software that gives manufacturers improved performance and powerful security for their devices. It delivers the compatibility and functionality that allows them to customize their products to a wide range of designs while improving their time to market. cME FirstBIOS is the foundation for Phoenix cME, an open software platform that enables the management and integration of functionality into the heart of digital devices. Applications and technologies such as utilities, productivity, security, and content delivery tools, can all be accessed independently and in support of the operating system from the cME platform. Both the cME platform and FirstBIOS solutions are available for PCs, servers, embedded systems and information appliances.

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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