Insyde® Software Delivers ”Ready for 8” UEFI Firmware and Tools in Anticipation of Microsoft’s Windows® 8 Operating System

InsydeH2O® Optimized and Loaded with New Features to Enable OEMs and ODMs to Produce Windows 8 Certified Notebooks, Tablets, Ultrabooks and Desktops

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM BEIJING, CHINA, APRIL 11, 2012 - Insyde Software, a leading provider of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, today announced the delivery of an upgraded version of its flagship BIOS product, InsydeH2O, to meet and exceed the requirements of Microsoft's next generation Windows 8 operating system. Joining Insyde in this announcement is one of its key OEM partners, Lenovo, the world’s second largest PC vendor.

  • Fast Boot Foundations™ – a series of firmware optimization methods that produce the fastest boot times for both the BIOS and Windows 8 on the vast array of hardware combinations designed by OEMs and ODMs.
  • Secure Boot Specification and Secure Firmware Update Support – advanced firmware and tools required to meet new requirements for loading the operating system and updating the BIOS.
  • Power Efficiency Customs™ - working in concert with the Windows 8 device power management framework, these power management solutions will deliver fast resume times and optimal platform power savings.
  • Setup by Touch™ – Based on UEFI HII, this intuitive BIOS setup program uses a Windows 8 "Metro style" user-interface.

"We are proud to have Insyde Software as one of our key partners in helping us deliver next generation Windows 8 mobile platforms," said Jeremy Yuan, Executive Director, IdeaPad Development, Lenovo. "The InsydeH2O UEFI BIOS and Insyde’s first-class engineering support services have improved Lenovo's readiness for this important operating system milestone," added Yuan.

"Insyde Software works very hard to be a leader in the enablement of new PC technologies," said Aven Chuang, SVP and GM, Personal Computing Group, Insyde Software. "Windows 8 demanded the sophisticated firmware and tools that we developed over the past 18 months. Now we are sure that our customers will be ready on time, and with the best solutions for UEFI BIOS for Windows 8," added Chuang.

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.

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.

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