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Phoenix Technologies Announces Strategic Agreement With ASUS to Accelerate HyperSpace(TM) Adoption by Consumers

January 20, 2009

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Phoenix Technologies
Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded
technologies, today announced a partnership with ASUS to accelerate the
adoption of its award-winning HyperSpace product by consumers worldwide.
HyperSpace is a revolutionary new instant-on and always-connected application
environment that makes operating a mobile PC as easy and efficient as
operating a cell phone.

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Based on the partnership agreement, ASUS will incorporate HyperSpace into
its next generation notebooks. With HyperSpace-installed notebooks, users can
instantly launch important web-based applications (before Windows(R) ever
boots), automatically connect to the best available network, dramatically
extend battery life and achieve new levels of uptime and security protection.
HyperSpace is available for download at http://www.hyperspace.com

Phoenix is pleased to be working with ASUS to offer a broad choice of
affordable products that are revolutionizing the mobile PC user experience,”
said Woody Hobbs, president and CEO of Phoenix Technologies. “With HyperSpace,
we ensure users will enjoy a dynamic online experience seconds after turning
on their PCs. And once Windows has fully booted, users will be able to quickly
and easily toggle back and forth between their Windows applications and the
instant-on, always-available HyperSpace environment. An added benefit is that
HyperSpace extends the battery life on an average notebook by more than 25%.”

Mr. Hobbs added, “All-day mobile computing is a cornerstone of our PC
3.0(TM) promise to simplify the PC end user experience and transform PCs into
more user-friendly, fun, versatile and effective systems.”

“As the fastest growing notebook brand, we are committed to bringing to
market innovative technology solutions that simplify consumers’ lives; we are
glad to see Phoenix’s PC 3.0 vision is in line with our commitment to our
customers. HyperSpace’s easy-to-use, smart, instant-on and longer battery life
features will allow ASUS to deliver richer, more dynamic products and satisfy
our customers’ desire to make mobility a far more elegant and intuitive
experience,” said Henry Yeh, General Manager, ASUS Notebook Business Unit.

Phoenix HyperSpace was named “Best Software” by Laptop Magazine at the
2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). HyperSpace is also the winner of Laptop
Magazine’s 2009 CES Readers’ Choice Award. For more information about
HyperSpace, please visit http://www.hyperspace.com

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC) is the global market leader in
system firmware that provides the most secure foundation for today’s computing
environments. The PC industry’s top system builders and specifiers trust
Phoenix to pioneer open standards and deliver innovative solutions that will
help them differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market and increase
their revenues. The Company’s flagship products and services — AwardCore,
SecureCore, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix FailSafe, HyperSpace, BeInSync and eSupport
– are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented
performance, security, reliability, continuity, and ease-of-use. The Company
established industry leadership and created the PC clone industry with its
original BIOS product in 1983. Phoenix has 159 technology patents and 136
pending applications, and has shipped in over one billion systems. Phoenix is
headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more
information, visit http://www.phoenix.com.

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, AwardCore, Phoenix SecureCore, Embedded
BIOS, Phoenix FailSafe, HyperSpace, BeInSync, eSupport, PC 3.0 and the Phoenix
Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix
Technologies Ltd. All other marks referenced herein are the property of their
respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The statements in this release include forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, but
not limited to, our partnership with ASUS, accelerating the adoption of
HyperSpace and our PC 3.0 vision. These statements involve risk and
uncertainties, including: unexpected technical challenges and delays,
including defects, errors, code bugs and glitches; unexpected challenges
relating to our relationship with ASUS; our ability to successfully compete in
new markets where we do not have significant prior experience; competing
technology and offerings of competitors; end-user demand for our products and
solutions; our ability to convert trial users of our products and services
into paid subscribers and to renew subscriptions; our ability to hire and
retain key employees; and our ability to protect our intellectual property
rights. For a further list and description of risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the
forward looking statements in this release, we refer you to the Company’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not
limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon
assumptions, forecasts and information available to the Company as of the date
hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-
looking statements.

     Contact:

     Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
     Global Press Office
     Tel: +1 408 570 1060
     E-mail: public_relations@phoenix.com

SOURCE Phoenix Technologies Ltd.


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