Insyde® Software’s Ultrabook™ Enabling Center Fosters a New Era in Computer Portability and Performance

Robust UEFI BIOS, Dedicated Engineering Support and Leading Edge Technology Helps OEMs Deliver New Ultra-sleek, Stylish and High-performance Intel® Ultrabooks

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM BEIJING, CHINA, APRIL 11, 2012 - Insyde Software, an Intel Capital portfolio company and a leading provider of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS, today announced the expansion of its Ultrabook Enabling Center (UEC). Established in July 2011, the UEC was created to help Insyde's customers develop enabling technologies critical to Intel Ultrabook platforms.

As defined by Intel, Ultrabooks are high-end subnotebooks that must meet certain criteria to fit into the category. Ultrabooks are designed to be smaller in size and weight, compared to traditional notebooks, while possessing exceptional battery life -all without compromising performance. They use low-power Intel processors with integrated graphics, leverage solid-state drives and have an extremely thin profile.

Insyde’s many customers, including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba, that have taken advantage of the UEC have reaped the following benefits:

  • Platform optimization of key Ultrabook features including Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology to name a few.
  • Fast boot technology leveraged across an entire family of Ultrabook platforms.
  • Extended battery life with optimized resume times.
  • OS-Switching technology, allowing dual OS platforms the ability to quickly and seamlessly switch between operating systems such as Windows and Android.
  • Personalized engineering support from design to mass production.

"Ultrabooks bring numerous design and product feature challenges to the industry," said Aven Chuang, SVP and GM, Personal Computing Group, Insyde Software. "Our close working relationship with Intel and in-depth knowledge of enabling technology for mobile computing allowed us to help bring dozens of Ultrabooks to market for our customers," added Chuang.

"Insyde Software is one of the collaborators in helping Intel fulfill its Ultrabook market objectives," said Eric Sun, Senior Director, Intel Capital. "Insyde's Ultrabook Enabling Center is a valuable resource that OEMs can leverage to help meet their time-to-market objectives when designing their next-generation Ultrabook platforms," added Sun.

Insyde Software will have several of its customer's Ultrabooks on display at Booth #Ge06 during the Intel Developer Forum being held in Beijing, China on April 11-12, 2012

About Insyde Software

Insyde Software ( is a leading global provider of BIOS, UEFI firmware, engineering services and customized Android solutions 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 makers.

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 or follow @Intelcapital.

Insyde and InsydeH2O are registered trademarks of Insyde Software. Intel is a registered trademark and Ultrabook is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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