Insyde Creates Do-It-Yourself Embedded Kit for Intel Architecture

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI-based firmware, BIOS and engineering services, announced a new firmware solution specifically targeted at the embedded and communications market segments using Intel(R) architecture. The new solution dubbed “InsydeDIY” is aimed specifically at embedded systems makers that are using Embedded Intel(R) Architecture Processors who do not need a complete BIOS implementation, and want to develop a platform-specific set of initialization and boot code themselves. Embedded customers that demand a full-featured BIOS solution or need outside assistance will continue to leverage the company’s flagship and industry leading UEFI Framework product; InsydeH2O(TM).

The InsydeDIY solution is a lightweight and easy-to-implement set of firmware components that delivers unique value and benefits to embedded developers and solutions providers including:

  • Reduced project development time with pre-packaged set of source and binary components.
  • Compatibility with the industry’s latest EFI methods of booting an Operating System.
  • Improved boot speed.
  • A robust environment for running and managing pre-boot applications.

For customers that license InsydeDIY and find that their firmware requirements may grow beyond the scope of the product, Insyde Software offers a seamless and cost-effective transition path to InsydeH2O. Platform requirements such as Windows(R) and/or multiple operating system support, advanced technologies including such as Intel(R) Active Management Technology, platform security, advanced power management, or Intelligent and Platform Management Interface will require InsydeH2O.

“Insyde Software is bringing a unique ‘do-it-yourself’ firmware product and business model to the embedded community” said Jonathan Joseph, EVP of Insyde Software. “The Framework architecture that InsydeH2O and InsydeDIY are built upon gives our customers maximum flexibility in selecting the most technologically advanced and TTM-effective UEFI/EFI firmware solution.”

“As an Intel Communications Alliance Affiliate Member providing innovative firmware solutions, Insyde Software is an important part of our embedded ecosystem,” said Doug Davis, vice president, Digital Enterprise Group, and general manager of the Embedded Communications Group, Intel. “With InsydeDIY, Insyde has demonstrated that they can deliver flexible and cost-effective firmware solutions that meet the needs of our embedded and communications processor customers.”

Insyde Software’s firmware products are well aligned with Intel’s Embedded and Communication Processor plans and as such, will deliver a complete suite of InsydeDIY products that extend across the entire embedded silicon roadmap. The initial InsydeDIY solutions will be available in Q2’07.

About InsydeH2O
InsydeH2O “Hardware-2-Operating System” firmware solution is a complete, production-ready implementation of the Intel Platform Innovation Framework for EFI (“the Framework”) and represents the next-generation of UEFI-capable BIOS technology being used on Server, Desktop, Mobile and Embedded systems.

About Insyde Software
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 (GTSM: 6231) and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with U.S. offices in Boston, MA and Hillsboro, OR. Insyde Software’s customers include such companies as Acer, Compal, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Inventec, Lenovo, NEC, Nokia, Quanta, Siemens, Sony, Thales, Toshiba, Unisys and Wistron.

Insyde, InsydeDIY and InsydeH2O are trademarks of Insyde Software. Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U. S. and other countries.