Phoenix heeft bekend gemaakt dat 2 jaar geheime samenwerking met Transmeta heeft geresulteerd in een BIOS versie voor de Transmeta Crusoe processor. Dit Phoenix BIOS zal gebruikt worden in het Crusoe reference design:
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (NasdaqTEC) - the global leader in system-enabling software solutions for PCs and connected digital devices - today announced that PhoenixBIOS™ will be used in Transmeta Crusoe processor reference designs for a new category of Mobile Internet Computers. Transmeta's use of PhoenixBIOS™ is the result of a close relationship between the two companies that began more than two years ago.
"Phoenix is the unquestioned leader in mobile BIOS and power management," said Jim Chapman, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Transmeta. "Additionally, Phoenix provided an international engineering team, with thorough industry knowledge, who willingly worked within our secrecy constraints."
"Enabling Internet access is a critical component of our strategy and we believe the Crusoe family of processors will accelerate the growth of new mobile Internet computers," said Al Sisto, president and CEO of Phoenix. "Phoenix understands the power and performance requirements of the Internet mobile market. Our unique position with silicon providers, operating system vendors, battery manufacturers and PC developers make us a natural partner in assisting Transmeta with introducing its processor in the Internet mobile marketplace."