Iwatsu Selects Phoenix Built-in Pre-OS Applications for WaveSurfer

8/4/2004 - Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTEC) announced that Iwatsu Test Instruments Corporation, a Japanese electronics pioneer specializing in test and measurement equipment, has developed a new digital oscilloscope that includes Phoenix Technologies Recover ProTM and ConsoleTM applications. The addition of the Phoenix Technologies applications enables restoration of the operating system without the need for backup media. This ensures that important data is always saved and available to the user in the event of an operating system failure.

The new Iwatsu WaveSurfer digital oscilloscope, developed jointly by Iwatsu and LeCroy Corporation, does not include a CD-drive and relies on the Phoenix Technologies Recover Pro and Console applications to power the automatic, incremental backup of important data and test results.

The Phoenix Technologies Recover Pro application provides system backup and recovery -- including access to Web-based support from the pre-OS environment -- and gives the user a choice to restore the entire hard drive or only a specific partition. Other products on the market that Iwatsu evaluated were not appropriate because they delete all the stored data on the hard drive. Phoenix Technologies' Recover Pro application allows easy restoration of an original hard drive image so workers can remain productive even after a system crash.

"Embedded systems manufacturers have turned to Phoenix Technologies because they must meet particular customer, and in some cases regulatory, requirements to enable, protect and secure their data and make it available on a 24/7 basis. This Iwatsu adoption demonstrates the capability and strength of our products in an embedded environment where it is essential to securely backup and restore data," said Michael Goldgof, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Corporate Marketing and Product Divisions for Phoenix Technologies. "Our momentum over the past two quarters in the embedded market is indicative of Phoenix Technologies' ability to build on our success in the Core System Software area by delivering to our customers the power to add unique device authentication and recovery capabilities."

"In an emergency, our customers require the ability to restore the WaveSurfer's operating system immediately and without a CD-ROM drive or backup media," said Makoto Matsumoto, General Manager, Marketing Dept., Iwatsu Test Instruments. "Phoenix Technologies Recover Pro allows us to cost effectively meet that demand by providing restore capabilities at the core system software level. Now the devices have fast, built-in recovery, which is important to help continue business activity."

About Phoenix Recover Applications
Phoenix Technologies' pre-O/S applications cover all aspects of starting, managing, securing, maintaining, and shutting down PCs and other intelligent digital devices, to allow users to enable, protect and recover their important data and X86-based PCs and digital devices.

Phoenix Technologies' applications provide an innovative way to add quality and reliability while reducing manufacturing and support costs for OEMs, "white box" manufacturers, system builders, resellers, and distributors. They also increase value for users by helping them diagnose and recover systems -- with little or no technical assistance and without recover CDs -- if the OS crashes or will not boot.

About Iwatsu
Iwatsu Test Instruments Corporation provides development, manufacturing and sales of: electric and electronic measurement equipment and control systems; Measuring equipment peripheral devices, systems and components and related systems and software; Import and export, rental service, installation and maintenance of products; and retailing of used equipment. For more information about Iwatsu Test Instruments Corporation, visit: www.iti.iwatsu.co.jp/e/.

About Phoenix Technologies
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. develops a complete product suite of Core System Software, tools and applications to deliver trusted, seamless computing to smart devices for an Internet-connected world. Phoenix Technologies helped launch the PC industry nearly 25 years ago. Today we are extending our leadership and knowledge at the core of machines, beyond the PC to a wide range of platforms and devices.

Phoenix Core System Software has set the standard for the world's leading branded PC OEMs and their global network of supply chain and software partners. Today, Phoenix solutions enable, secure, connect, and recover the world's best-known systems. These solutions are built into the device core, where they are protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix Technologies is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit www.phoenix.com

Phoenix Technologies logo, Recover Pro and Console are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

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