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Phoenix HyperSpace(TM) to be Bundled With Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor-Based Motherboards

September 16, 2009

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded technologies, today announced an agreement to distribute HyperSpace, a revolutionary, instant-on computing environment, with Intel(R) Desktop Boards featuring the integrated Intel(R) Atom(TM) processors 230 and 330 . These Intel motherboards with HyperSpace technology will be available worldwide in CYQ42009. The agreement means that millions of nettop users and other low-cost, light-weight computing devices powered by Intel’s market-leading Atom processors can enjoy the same high levels of efficiency, fun and ease-of-use that HyperSpace brings to laptop and netbook users.

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The distribution agreement pairs the leading maker of processors for PCs, notebooks, netbooks and nettops with the groundbreaking HyperSpace computing environment, which delivers instant-on, always-connected access to the Internet and key productivity applications such as HyperSpace Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Hulu, McAfee, Real Networks, Yahoo Search, etc. The collaboration will result in a shorter development cycle and faster time to market for OEMs and system builders to deliver nettops that are instant-on, secure and easy to use.

The Intel Atom processor is the leading CPU in the nettop market segment. “Intel and Phoenix are jointly working to meet consumer expectations from small form factor computing devices,” said consumer computing analyst Tim Barjarin of Creative Strategies. “By pre-integrating HyperSpace with Intel Atom processor-based nettop boards, they are enabling products that deliver end users connectivity, versatility and usability.”

“Intel and Phoenix have enjoyed many years of successful technology pairings and we’re pleased to continue the partnership by joining HyperSpace with Intel’s Atom processor platform to create the foundation for consumer computing products that improve the user experience,” said Woody Hobbs, President and CEO of Phoenix. “We’re working closely with our OEM and ODM partners to provide innovative new technologies that enable end-user computing products that today’s consumers are seeking. Growing demand for nimble, light-weight computing devices has in turn fueled demand for operating platforms like HyperSpace, that install a dynamic user environment with extended battery life.”

Distributing HyperSpace with Intel’s Atom processor technology will help ensure a positive user experience for the millions of consumers who adopt Atom-powered nettops and other computing devices. HyperSpace dramatically simplifies and improves the computing experience in multiple ways to enable users to achieve new levels of productivity. Based on the Moblin Linux kernel, HyperSpace boots up and powers down in seconds, giving users almost instant access to important web-based applications. And its colorful, graphical interface enhances ease-of-use, helping users quickly navigate the web.

“Phoenix has taken a leadership role in understanding the evolving needs and expectations of nettop users and delivering innovative products like HyperSpace that provide the simplicity, functionality and productivity they’re seeking,” said Clem Russo, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Boards Division. “This pairing of Intel Atom processor-based platforms and the HyperSpace instant-on computing environment will benefit our customers and consumers alike.”

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.

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, Phoenix SecureCore, SecureCore Tiano, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix Freeze, FailSafe, HyperSpace, PC 3.0, eSupport.com and the Phoenix Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All other marks are the marks of their respective owners.

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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, the availability of Intel motherboards with HyperSpace technology and how our collaboration with Intel will benefit OEMs and end users. 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 Intel; our ability to successfully compete in new markets where we do not have significant prior experience; competing technology and offerings of competitors; demand for our products and solutions; 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:
    Shauli Chaudhuri
    Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
    Global Press Office
    Tel : +1 408 570 1060
    public_relations@phoenix.com

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