Insyde Software First to Market with BIOS Solution for New AMD Geode™ LX EPIC Reference Design Kit

XpressROM™ Firmware to Help Deliver Innovative Single-Board Computer Designs

TAIPEI, TAIWAN and SOUTHBOROUGH, MA, April 3, 2006 - Insyde Software, a leading provider of system software, BIOS, and engineering services, today announced the availability of its XpressROM™ BIOS and software support services for the AMD Geode™ LX EPIC Reference Design Kit (RDK). This kit will help Single Board Computer (SBC) developers quickly and efficiently create low-power, high-performance single-board designs with faster time to market.

Powered by the AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W* processor and leveraging the industry-standard EPIC SBC form-factor, the RDK is an ideal solution for applications such as rugged industrial systems, data acquisition, video processing, point-of-sale terminals, telecommunications, global positioning satellite devices, motion control and more.

“Insyde Software is a long-standing player in the embedded market, and we appreciate their commitment to AMD’s business," said Erik Salo, director of marketing for AMD’s Embedded Computing Solutions Division. “Their readily customizable XpressROM BIOS, when combined with our AMD Geode LX EPIC RDK, will further extend the kit’s adaptability and functionality for our SBC customers."

With more than seven years of experience porting and licensing XpressROM and engineering support teams in the U.S. and Taiwan, Insyde Software is uniquely positioned to help AMD Geode LX EPIC RDK customers get to market quickly. Insyde offers custom engineering services that include BIOS modifications, device driver development, embedded application porting, operating system integration, system testing and more.

“Having the AMD Geode LX processor in the EPIC form-factor will only help to drive further design-win success,?said Duncan Cruickshanks, vice president of sales for Insyde in the U.S. “The maturity and readiness of our XpressROM product means customers get the features and functionality they demand without costly schedule overruns."

Evaluation copies of the XpressROM BIOS for the AMD Geode LX EPIC RDK and the entire family of AMD Geode processors are available on Insyde’s AMD Geode Support Center website at This site is a resource available to all product developers offering free and easy access to AMD Geode design information, technical documentation, evaluation firmware/software and more.

About Insyde

Insyde Software ( is a leading global provider of BIOS, UEFI-based firmware and engineering services for companies in the desktop, mobile, server and embedded computing industries. Founded in 1998, the company is publicly held and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. In the United States, Insyde Software is represented by its affiliate Insyde Technology ( who markets firmware, software, and engineering services to the embedded systems and server computing markets in the Americas and in Europe. The company’s customers include Acer, Compal, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Inventec, Lenovo, NEC, Quanta, Sony, Toshiba, ViewSonic and Wyse.

*This processor operates at 500 MHz. Model numbers reflect performance as described here:

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