Phoenix Technologies™ Provides Support
for AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor
SAN JOSE, Calif., USA --
Phoenix Technologies™ Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTEC), the company driving the global core system software standard in hundreds of millions of PC systems and connected digital devices for nearly a quarter-century, today announced its support for the new AMD Athlon™ 64 processor, the only Windows-compatible 64-bit PC processor.
AMD and Phoenix collaborated during the development of the AMD Athlon 64 processor to help provide OEMs and system builders with time-to-market advantages and a smooth path to 64-bit computing. Phoenix has been involved in every phase of the development process, from the drawing board to delivery, helping ensure customers will receive mature, thoroughly tested core system software from Phoenix with their processor shipments. The Phoenix Core Managed Environment (cME™) platform is included in AMD development platforms as well as the reference platforms shipped to customers for evaluation.
Phoenix is also a member of the HyperTransport™ Technology Consortium, contributing core system software that helps to increase overall system performance by removing I/O bottlenecks.
“Optimizing the Phoenix cME platform for the AMD Athlon 64 processor allows our shared customers to reap the benefits of decreased time to market and the high reliability of AMD processor-based machines,” said Timothy D. Eades, senior vice president, Corporate Marketing and Products Division for Phoenix. “Our support for the AMD Athlon 64 processor is a natural continuation of Phoenix’s long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship with AMD, which is key to our continued growth and success in the PC market.”
“Phoenix Technologies and AMD are working to bring the advantages of the AMD64 platform to mainstream and business PC users,” said Tim Wright, director, desktop marketing, AMD’s Computation Products Group. “This platform offers the power of 64-bit computing, as well as compatibility with today’s 32-bit applications and software. With 25 years of experience at the core of the PC industry, Phoenix is providing excellent support at the BIOS layer to promote this groundbreaking 64-bit architecture.”
About Phoenix cME and Phoenix cME FirstBIOS
Phoenix Core Managed Environment (cME™) FirstBIOS is the third generation of core system software that gives manufacturers improved performance and powerful security for their devices. It delivers the compatibility and functionality that allows them to customize their products to a wide range of designs while improving their time to market. Phoenix cME FirstBIOS™ is the foundation for Phoenix cME, an open software platform that enables the management and integration of functionality into the heart of digital devices. Applications and technologies such as utilities, productivity, security, and content delivery tools, can all be accessed independently and in support of the operating system from the Phoenix cME platform. Both the Phoenix cME platform and Phoenix cME FirstBIOS solutions are available for PCs, servers, embedded systems and information appliances.
Founded in 1979, Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ: PTEC) helped launch the digital revolution when it created the industry’s leading machine-independent BIOS software, which ships in more than 100 million new systems each year. Phoenix continues to leverage that core-level experience to develop many other vital solutions at multiple points in the foundation of PCs and other digital devices. Today, Phoenix solutions activate, secure, connect, and recover the world’s best-known systems. These solutions operate from a Core Managed Environment (cME™), where they’re built in and protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. USA (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information about Phoenix Technologies, visit our Web site at http://www.phoenix.com/
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