|[April 10, 2012]
Insyde® Software Helps OEMs and ODMs to be Ready for the Next® Intel® Server Platform
BEIJING --(Business Wire)--
Insyde Software, an Intel Capital (News - Alert) portfolio company and a leading
provider of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS, today
announced its readiness for helping server manufacturers meet their UEFI
firmware requirements for the forthcoming Intel platforms based on the
processor family code-named "Haswell". After experiencing very strong
growth in its customer base for the Sandy Bridge generation, Insyde
Software is now ready to enable even more customers for the next "tock"
of Intel's "tick-tock" development model.
In addition to providing customer support that is widely applauded by
its customers, Insyde Software's stable, reliable UEFI BIOS will feature
a. Complete support for Microsoft's (News - Alert) Windows Server® "8"
features such as native UEFI boot, Secure Boot Specification, eDrive
support and more
b. The most current UEFI 2.3.1 specification
c. Timely InsydeH2O BIOS implementations for all relevant Intel server
d. Secure Option ROM Control
e. Advanced error handling via WHEA - Windows Hardware Error Architecture
f. USB 3.0 high performance I/O
g. Memory sizes up to 128 GBs
h. Expert teams of firmware customization specialists available to work
collaboratively with OEM and ODM engineering teams to guarantee platform
specific requirements completed on-time
"By leveraging our quickly growing experience and success in helping
server makers bring Intel XEON® 2nd generation Core
processor platforms to market, we've significantly improved our capacity
to support customers for the next generation of products," said Trevor
Western, VP of Server ngineering for Insyde Software. "We've nearly
doubled our server engineering team resources to meet our customers'
requirements in adopting the new platforms and the new operating system
over the course of the next year," added Western.
Intel Capital made its fourth investment in Insyde Software in November
2011 as it emerged as an important OSV (Operating System Vendor)
supplier to OEM and ODM customers that are deploying Windows and Android (News - Alert)
on Intel-based platforms. "Insyde Software's continuing success in
providing UEFI BIOS to more and more Intel server customers is a result
of their close alignment with Intel roadmaps and firmware, their deep
knowledge of all things UEFI, and Insyde's commitment to servicing their
customers," said Eric Sun, Senior Director, Intel Capital.
"Insyde Software has become a close and reliable partner for Huawei's (News - Alert)
server product development," said Jun Ren, R&D Manager, Server
Product Segment, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a global leader in
information and communications technology solutions. "Insyde Software's
stable, feature-rich BIOS for Servers, along with Insyde's responsive
support have helped Huawei to develop our next generation world-class
server and telecommunications solutions," added Ren.
About Insyde Software
Insyde Software (www.insydesw.com)
is a leading global provider of BIOS, UEFI-based firmware and
engineering services for companies in the mobile, server, desktop and
embedded computing industries. The company is publicly held (GTSM: 6231)
and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with U.S. headquarters in
Westborough, MA. The company's customers include the world's leading
computer systems designers and manufacturers.
About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, makes
equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies
worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering
hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, health,
consumer Internet, digital media, semiconductor manufacturing and
cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$10.5
billion in over 1,218 companies in 51 countries. In that timeframe, 196
portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the
world and 291 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2011, Intel
Capital invested US$526 million in 158 investments with approximately 51
percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more
information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com
or follow @Intelcapital.
Insyde and InsydeH2O are registered trademarks of Insyde Software.
Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders. Intel and Xeon
are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and
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