Insyde® Software’s UEFI Firmware Drives Client Computing Innovations

InsydeH2O® Advanced Graphical Setup, InsydeQ2S® Dual-OS Switching and Support for Microsoft® WIMBoot Technology Lead the List of Differentiated Features

COMPUTEX TAIPEI – TAIPEI, TAIWAN, JUNE 3, 2014 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and Android system-level software, today announced the availability of new UEFI firmware features for OEMs seeking to differentiate and optimize their client PC platforms by providing improved usability and leveraging advanced technologies.

Insyde Software’s latest UEFI firmware solutions include a wide array of innovative technologies including a more advanced graphical UEFI setup program, InsydeQ2S dual-OS switching, multiple OS support on a single tablet, Microsoft WIMBoot (Windows Image File Boot) technology, special customizations for 2-in-1 Ultrabook™ and tablet designs, all of which are optimized for Intel® and AMD™ client platforms.

With strong competition in the PC market, computer makers are delivering new, innovative designs that create greater model differentiation and enhanced computing experiences for their customers. Flexible partners with solutions such as those offered by Insyde Software help play an important role in enabling these new computing designs, and InsydeH2O UEFI BIOS has been engineered to fulfill the customization needs required for many unique and innovative computing form factors. Among the new products now shipping with InsydeH2O include the Acer Switch 10, Dell Latitude 3000, HP ElitePad 1000 G2, HP Split 13 x 2, Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Lenovo Miix 2 8”, and more.

Leveraging years of experience in developing UEFI firmware, Insyde Software has extended its offerings from BIOS to innovative firmware products that help to deliver brand-new user experiences to OEMs and their customers. These unique technologies include among others;

  • Advanced Graphical Setup enhances the user experience on notebooks, tablets and desktops with InsydeH2O’s new touch-based BIOS graphical user interface, enabling easy setup configuration. A virtual keyboard is also available for input in a keyless, touch-based system.
  • InsydeQ2S brings the power and flexibility of Android, SteamOS and Windows operating systems combination into a single platform, giving users a fast, simple method of switching between two OSes via a hotkey.
  • An InsydeH2O single BIOS image now supports running Windows and Android on the same platform, saving OEMs development costs by facilitating multiple product models based on one hardware design.
  • Microsoft WIMBoot is a new technology which allows Windows 8.1 to run on tablets featuring 1GB memory and 16GB SSD/eMMC storage. InsydeH2O has been optimized and verified working with Microsoft WIMBoot technology.

For more details and demonstrations of Insyde Software’s UEFI firmware innovations please visit the company during Computex Taipei, June 3-6, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Suite 2408.

About Insyde Software

Insyde Software ( is a leading global provider of BIOS, UEFI-based firmware, Linux & Android software solutions and custom 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.

Insyde, InsydeH2O and InsydeQ2S are registered trademarks of Insyde Software in the United States and other countries. Intel is a registered trademark and Ultrabook is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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