Phoenix Technologies First to Deliver Direct, Instant-On Access to Photoshop.com for Netbooks and Smartbooks

June 16, 2009

Phoenix Advances the HyperSpace(TM) Experience to Include Instant-on Access to Photos and Tools

MILPITAS, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC) today announced that customers will now have instant access to Photoshop.com, the popular Adobe online photo-editing and sharing destination, along with Adobe(R) AIR(R), Adobe Flash(R) Player and Adobe Reader(R), on the HyperSpace platform. Phoenix HyperSpace is an award-winning instant-on, always-connected, all-day computing environment for netbooks, smartbooks and laptops that simplifies and improves the mobile experience by enabling users to instantly launch applications that can run independently of Windows(R) while extending mobile PC battery life by more than 25 percent.

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With HyperSpace, users can begin searching the Web, sending and receiving email, using other Web-based applications and working in important productivity applications within seconds of turning on their computer. With the addition of Photoshop.com to the HyperSpace computing environment, users can now access their photos at any time and organize, edit, store and share them in a more secure computing environment. HyperSpace also automatically connects your mobile computer to the best available network, while achieving new levels of uptime and security. HyperSpace is available at www.hyperspace.com.

“We are continuing to expand the family of applications optimized for our innovative HyperSpace computing environment as we establish our leadership role in making the PC experience more user friendly and productive. This is the cornerstone to Phoenix’s PC 3.0(TM) strategy of making mobile PCs as easy to use and quick to access as a smart phone,” said Surendra Arora, vice president of business development at Phoenix Technologies. “Adobe is a preeminent name in user-friendly software for both consumers and professionals and making Photoshop.com available with HyperSpace propels both of our brands forward in providing resources to consumers that simplify their digital lives.”

“Leveraging the power of Photoshop, the professional standard for image editing, Photoshop.com offers users quick and easy editing, organizing, creative sharing and online backup for all of their images,” said Geoff Baum, director of Photoshop.com at Adobe. “Adobe is excited to provide Photoshop.com to customers of netbooks and smartbooks running HyperSpace.”

The HyperSpace platform provides a unique computing environment that PC designers, software developers and content providers can utilize to create always-available, instant-on applications that bring new convenience, connectivity, uptime and security to users. PC users will have access to a host of instant-on applications and content including multimedia applications, communications, Web 2.0 browsing, and more. Users will also enjoy the benefits of up to two hours of extra battery life on their HyperSpace-enabled laptops.

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded technologies, pioneers open standards and delivers innovative solutions that enable the PC industry’s top system builders and specifiers to differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market and increase their revenues. The Company’s flagship products and services — SecureCore, Embedded BIOS, FailSafe, Freeze, HyperSpace and eSupport.com — 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, Phoenix SecureCore, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix Freeze, FailSafe, HyperSpace, eSupport.com, PC 3.0 and the Phoenix Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe AIR, Flash, Flash Player and Adobe Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.


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