BIOS player Phoenix Technologies has recently announced its latest Phoenix SCT 2.2 solution to assist its PC partners to develop systems based on Windows 8, according to the company.
Currently, American Megatrends (AMI) is dominating in the desktop BIOS market, with Insyde Software and Phoenix accounting for 55% and 45% of the notebook BIOS market, respectively.
President of Phoenix Greater China, Kelly Wu pointed out that the company’s new solution has more than 60 new functions to support Windows 8 and is optimized for system performance, security, connectivity, mobility and user experience.
The solution also supports several technology standards such as UEFI 2.3.1, TCG 1.2/2.0, ACPI 4.0/5.0, USB 3.0, SMBIOS 2.7 and NIST-SP800-147.
In addition to Wintel platform, Phoenix is also developing to support Windows on ARM (WOA) and is cooperating with Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.
Phoenix is also hoping to raise its share in the desktop BIOS and is optimistic about the cloud computing industry and has been working on entering the server and embedded product BIOS markets. The company has already landed several orders for server and embedded products which are expected to start benefiting the company in 2012.