Insyde® Software Readies New Version of BlinkBoot® UEFI Boot Loader for the Next-Generation Intel® Atom™ Platform for the Internet-of-Things
With Sub-second Boot Time, BlinkBoot Leverages the Intel Firmware Support Package
(FSP) for “Apollo Lake” Targeted at Specific Embedded & IoT Devices
Insyde Software and Intel Jointly Publish White Paper on the Benefits of FSP-based BlinkBoot
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 16, 2016– Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, announced today that its new version of BlinkBoot® UEFI Boot Loader now supports the Intel® Atom™ “Apollo Lake” platform. Intel unveiled this new low-cost System-on-Chip (SOC) platform during the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China earlier this year.
Targeted at embedded/IoT device makers who do not require a traditional BIOS solution, BlinkBoot is a fast, lightweight, and easy-to-customize solution that appeals to customers who do not have BIOS engineering resources on-staff. “The combination of BlinkBoot’s comprehensive tool set and thorough documentation means that customers can make their own changes and fully deploy our UEFI boot loader with little to no help from Insyde support engineers,” said Tim Lewis, CTO and Chief Architect of BlinkBoot.
Unlike many open source boot loaders, BlinkBoot is based on UEFI, a mature, well-understood, and flexible industry standard that has been widely used for over 10 years. This provides BlinkBoot inherent advantages over other solutions, including the way it leverages UEFI’s proven security infrastructure for device security and operating system and applications authentication.
Insyde teamed up with Intel’s Internet of Things Group FSP experts to co-author a white paper entitled: Deploy Fast & Secure IoT Solutions with Insyde® Software’s BlinkBoot® and Intel® Firmware Support Package (Intel® FSP). This white paper, along with more details and demonstrations of BlinkBoot will be available at the Intel Developer Forum, August 16th -18th in San Francisco, CA.
About Insyde Software
Insyde Software (www.insyde.com) is a leading worldwide provider of UEFI firmware, systems management solutions, Android software implementations 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.
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