Insyde® Software Enables World’s First Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 Notebook

Acer Spin 7 Notebook Leverages Critical Firmware & Services of Insyde Software

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – December 11, 2020 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, today announced that Acer utilized its development, integration and enabling services for the Acer® Spin 7, the world’s first notebook powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform.

To bring the Acer Spin 7 to market, Acer used Insyde’s expertise in platform design, development, integration, along with its experience in enabling notebooks with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 1.  Key items and features that Insyde provided include a full Setup utility, hotkey services during POST, flexible initialization of peripheral devices, a custom BIOS interface for external component communication, assistance in adapting traditional x86 production processes for the ARM-based platform, and more.

Featuring a convertible notebook design with a 360 degree hinge, dock-able Wacom AES 1.0 pen, multi-day (up to 29 hour) battery life, and fast 5G connectivity, the Acer Spin 7 offers exceptional productivity, portability, and connectivity for today’s work-from-anywhere lifestyles.

“The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 with 5G support, combined with emerging 5G services worldwide, has presented exciting opportunities for us to help customers deliver innovative ultra-portable systems that meet the performance and connectivity demands of today’s work-from-anywhere workforce,” said Aven Chuang, President of Insyde Software. “We are proud that our enabling technology and services for ARM-based notebooks is helping get these timely and innovative 5G computers to market,” added Chuang.

About Insyde Software

Insyde Software ( is a leading worldwide provider of UEFI firmware, systems management solutions and custom engineering services for companies in the mobile, server, desktop and IoT (Internet-of-Things) 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 computing, communications and storage device designers and manufacturers.

Insyde is a registered trademark of Insyde Software in the United States and other countries. Acer is a trademark or registered trademark of Acer Inc. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.



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