Phoenix Technologies Expands in Taiwan with Research Facility

8/26/2003 - 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 more than two decades, is expanding its operations in Taiwan. Scheduled to open on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, this new expanded facility will enable Phoenix to provide additional service and support for customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Phoenix has had a presence in Taiwan for 15 years, and this second Phoenix facility underscores its continued commitment to the region.

"Taiwan is a strategic point of operations for the global software market with its proximity to so many OEMs, ODMs, and system builders," said Albert Sisto, President and CEO, Phoenix Technologies. "Our priority is to invest in this region to strengthen relationships with our customers and partners, to provide focused sales, support and engineering services, and to leverage the manufacturing and development centers already in the area. This clearly puts us in a strong position to help our customers and partners meet their objectives."

Phoenix has several Centers of Excellence throughout the world, all focused on leveraging technical expertise and industry leadership experience to provide fast, accurate, and high quality development and innovation. The operational efficiencies gained by focusing resources in these Centers of Excellence enables Phoenix to provide their customers and partners many time to market advantages, high quality product rollouts, faster development cycles, and superior innovation. This expanded Center of Excellence in Taipei will focus on BIOS core system software development and support. The new facility is located on Keelung Rd, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

"Phoenix is deeply committed to Taiwan as a key location for core system software research and development as well as a hub for the company's Asia-Pacific business initiatives," said Jack Huang, General Manager for Phoenix in Taiwan. "By bringing a large core systems software research and development center here, we can leverage the extensive engineering and management talent in the area and provide the local service and support our customers need."

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 Web site at

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