Phoenix(R) Announces HyperSpace(TM) Integration With Moblin for Intel Processor Based Netbooks and Nettops

July 13, 2009

MILPITAS, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Phoenix Technologies Ltd.(R) (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded technologies, today announced that HyperSpace, its revolutionary instant-on and always connected operating environment for mobile computers, is now aligned with the Moblin project and that Phoenix will focus on commercialization of HyperSpace with OEMs and ODMs. Moblin is an optimized open source Linux technology framework for Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor-based devices such as netbooks, nettops and MIDs (mobile internet devices). The combination of Moblin and HyperSpace technologies will result in a new, instant-on, visually rich and user friendly Internet and mobile computing experience. Phoenix’s BIOS experience and patented technology brings world class features to the Moblin initiative such as all-day and always-connected computing.

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“Moblin provides OEMs with an optimized framework for Intel Atom processor-based systems,” said Woody Hobbs, president and CEO of Phoenix Technologies. “HyperSpace enhances this platform with a unique, easy-to-use and fun interface and the ability to bring any application to life instantly. We enable PC OEMs to commercialize and bring the complete instant-on computing environment to market, with a variety of deployment models best suited for their needs and end user requirements.”

“The combination of Moblin and HyperSpace will deliver a more satisfying and rich experience for ultra-mobile consumers,” said Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel Software and Services Group and general manager, System Software Division. “Both improve instant access to the web and other applications, dramatically extend battery life, and optimize emerging new classes of ultra-sleek, ultra-mobile computing devices, including Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor based netbooks and nettops. We look forward to joining forces with Phoenix to encourage OEMs and ODMs to use Moblin-based operating systems on netbooks and other small form factor devices.”

The award-winning instant-on, always available HyperSpace, which was released earlier this year as a download for laptop users and as an OEM product for netbooks, has revolutionized mobility by delivering instant access and all-day computing functionality for mobile users. Netbook users can access the web and begin using other important web-based applications in just one second after turning on their devices, while also reaping such valuable benefits as smart connectivity to wireless networks and vastly extended battery life.

Phoenix also offers a range of HyperSpace-compatible applications. Phoenix released earlier this year a suite of Microsoft-compatible productivity applications called HyperSpace Office, with word processor, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Phoenix has also partnered with Yahoo for HyperSpace-optimized search directly from the user interface as well as with Google Picasa and Adobe Photoshop for photo editing, storing and sharing.

Netbooks are the fastest-growing class of computing devices, with ABI Research predicting shipments could reach 35 million units in 2009. “Netbooks are here to stay – they address the price points as well as the mobility and computing needs of consumers,” said consumer PC guru Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. “Innovations like HyperSpace and those taking place around the Moblin open source movement are strengthening the appeal of ultra-mobile computing devices as the new platform for consumer mobility.”

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 Tiano, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix Freeze, FailSafe, 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 139 technology patents and 65 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.

About Moblin

Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Moblin is an optimized open source Linux operating system project that delivers visually rich Internet and media experiences on Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor-based devices including MIDs, netbooks/nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded systems. More information can be found at www.moblin.org.

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