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2011-12-20 06:00:00

Sale of Computrace validates the need for persistent endpoint security and extends growth in the Asia-Pacific region VANCOUVER, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute(®) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, today announced it has completed a Computrace® software license sale covering more than 60,000 student laptops with the Queensland...

2011-12-14 06:30:00

Absolute Computrace has helped Detroit Public Schools recover nearly 400 laptops since 2009 VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute(®) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, has identified one of their largest education customers, Detroit Public Schools (DPS), as a national leader in using secure asset tracking software to help recover stolen...

2011-09-15 20:09:20

A new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks. University of Michigan computer science and engineering professor Kang Shin and doctoral student Xinyu Zhang will present their new power management approach Sept. 21 at the ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking in Las Vegas. The approach is still in the proof-of-concept stage and is not yet...

2011-09-13 14:30:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the global leader in core system software (BIOS/firmware) products, today announced that it has readied its mainstream UEFI firmware product, SecureCore Tiano(TM), which will support Intel® Ultrabook(TM) as well as Windows 8, the upcoming version of Microsoft's operating system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110224/AQ53593LOGO) As an active innovator of the PC ecosystem, Phoenix...

2011-09-08 16:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the global leader in core system software (BIOS/firmware) products, today announced that it has readied its mainstream UEFI firmware product, SecureCore Tiano(TM), to support Intel® Ultrabook(TM) and Microsoft Windows 8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110224/AQ53593LOGO) As an active innovator of the PC ecosystem, Phoenix Technologies is excited to see another revolution of personal...

2011-08-30 07:00:00

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet marks the first Android-based tablet to benefit from Computrace persistence technology VANCOUVER, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, today announced the extension of the Computrace® persistence module into the firmware of the new ThinkPad Tablet from Lenovo, the fastest...

2011-07-26 07:00:00

Computrace persistence technology embedded into tablet firmware VANCOUVER, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based endpoint security and management solutions that reduce IT costs, prove regulatory compliance, respond to computer theft, and optimize productivity, today announced the Computrace® persistence module has been embedded into the firmware...

2011-06-24 05:00:00

GENEVA, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has unveiled new resources for customers that will simplify design and speed up development of energy-saving intelligent motor drives for applications such as white goods, air conditioners, industrial automation, power tools and fitness equipment. Electric motors operated by traditional on/off drives consume as much as 50%...

2011-05-12 00:21:41

A new publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides guidelines to secure the earliest stages of the computer boot process. Commonly known as the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), this fundamental system firmware"”computer code built into hardware"”initializes the hardware when you switch on the computer before starting the operating system. BIOS security is a new area of focus for NIST computer security scientists. "By building security into...

2011-04-19 07:00:00

Absolute Software extends secure asset tracking, data protection and geolocation capabilities to the popular Android platform VANCOUVER, April 19 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute(®) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based endpoint security and management solutions that reduce IT costs, prove regulatory compliance, respond to computer theft, and optimize productivity, announced general availability of the...


Latest Firmware Reference Libraries

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2010-09-27 16:59:05

Read only memory, or ROM, is a type of storage media that is used by computers and other electronic devices. The data stored in ROM cannot be modified, therefore it is largely used to distribute firmware. The most straightforward type of ROM is about as old as semiconductor technology. It is called mask ROM, and it was introduced along with the integrated circuit. Mask ROM is made up of a grid of word lines, called the address input, and bit lines, called the data output, that are...

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2010-09-08 11:08:26

Firmware is a term commonly used to represent the small fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines firmware as "The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions and data that reside as read-only software on that device." Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from products such as remote controls or...

2010-09-02 14:56:06

A control store is the element of a CPUs control unit that stores the CPU's micro program and is usually accessed by a micro sequencer. A control store is usually executed as a diode-selection of read-only memory. This tradition dates back to 1947 when the program timing matrix on the MIT Whirlwind was initially introduced. The earliest models of IBM mainframe had read-only control store; however, the System/370 and successor models were made and loaded their micro programs from floppy disks...

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