Phoenix Technologies Announces Immediate Server Support for the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
-- Phoenix Technologies to Provide Platformware Support Concurrent with Release of AMD Athlon™ MP Processors using AMD-760™ MP chipset --
SAN JOSE, CA --
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the global leader in system software products for connecting digital devices, today announced its ServerBIOS 3.0™ platformware will be available for workstations and server platforms incorporating the new AMD Athlon™ MP processor and AMD-760™ MP dual-processor chipset.
"The AMD Athlon MP processor and dual-processor AMD-760 MP chipset combined with the unique server management capabilities of ServerBIOS 3.0 allows customers to quickly develop and deploy powerful rack-mount server systems,'' said David A. Everett, senior vice-president and general manager of Phoenix Technologies' Platform Enabling Division. "Our support of AMD's processor technology for workstations and servers is yet another example of our on-going relationship with AMD that allows us to provide customers with the platformware they need concurrent with release of new processor technology.''
"AMD is committed to helping our customers achieve fast time to market. Our long-standing cooperation with Phoenix Technologies that allows us to be certain that the necessary enabling software is available at the same time as the release of our new products is part of that commitment,'' said Ned Finkle, director of Software Infrastructure Relations for AMD. "With its global experience at the core of the PC industry, Phoenix has the expertise to provide the platformware for servers that complements our technology and, together, provides an outstanding solution for our customers."
As the leading worldwide supplier of platformware for workstation and Server computers, Phoenix Technology brings over 21 years of engineering experience to this technology. In addition to its reputation for reliability, the ServerBIOS 3.0 product delivers significant unique advantages:
Phoenix ServerBIOS 3.0 enables AMD Athlon MP processors for workstations and servers with full multiprocessor support for the AMD-762™ MP Northbridge, AMD-766™ Southbridge, and registered DDR memory
- Phoenix's proven Universal Console RedirectionTM as well as support for the IPMI industry standard on multiprocessor AMD Athlon MP systems.
- Phoenix enables full support for Windows XP with ACPI based Headless support
- ACPI Functionality - Phoenix Technologies is a pioneer in developing this technology and is the only BIOS member of the ACPI Consortium. This assures that the latest ACPI technology becomes available in the company's platformware.
About Phoenix Platformware
Phoenix is the global leader in "platformware", system-enabling software solutions for PCs and connected digital devices in the Age of Digital Convergence. The company's BIOS platformware has been licensed to more than 800 satisfied customers worldwide and is designed into millions of industry standard desktop, notebook and server PCs sold annually. In addition, Phoenix platformware has been incorporated into next generation embedded systems and leading information appliances. Phoenix products and services play a critical role in linking computing and communications technologies for OEM developers and manufacturers of connected information devices of all types. Our customers and partners have come to rely on Phoenix @ the Core of their new product and digital initiatives based on our proven track record in enabling the open architecture PC industry.
With the advent of the Internet and the explosion in connected computing, Phoenix has expanded its offerings to include new platformware e-services via its PhoenixNet division. PhoenixNet e-services are delivered in partnership with leading portal, e-commerce and application software partners around the world. In addition, the Phoenix FirstAuthority Trusted Device Infrastructure enables next generation 'device authority' security services designed from the ground up to deliver a higher level of trust to both devices and device-aware e-business applications.
For more information about Phoenix Technologies, visit our website at http://www.phoenix.com/
Phoenix Technologies and PhoenixNet are trademarks and Phoenix is a registered trademark of Phoenix Technologies.