Taipei, Tuesday, December 23, 2014 13:20 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
22°C
Insyde brings UEFI BIOS to TI OMAP platform supporting next-version Windows
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 29 June 2011]

Insyde Software has announced the delivery of UEFI BIOS and engineering services to customers designing ultra-thin laptops, tablets and mobile internet devices based on the ARM-based OMAP 4 platform from Texas Instruments (TI).

Insyde said it will ensure that InsydeH2O has complete support for the OMAP platform features, complies with the most current UEFI specifications , and offers customers the ability to easily customize their OMAP firmware for product differentiation.

Insyde indicated that earlier this month at the Computex Taipei trade event, Microsoft disclosed details of the next version of Windows code-named "Windows 8." Among this disclosure, Michael Angiulo, corporate vice president of the Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem team at Microsoft stated that UEFI is an important area of engagement for the next-version Windows, as it represents a major shift in the direction for all PCs and is required on ARM.

"TI's OMAP platform is relied upon to deliver superior user experiences. As consumers shift to tablets and ultrathin laptops for their mobile computing needs, they expect that instant-on access they've come to love on their smartphones to shift with them. The introduction of Insyde Software's UEFI technology enables the OMAP platform to meet that expectation," said Deepu Talla, general manager, OMAP mobile computing, wireless business unit, TI.

"Combining the OMAP platform's high-performance and ultra-low power consumption with InsydeH2O's stability and robust feature set gives our mutual mobile computing customers new levels of design opportunity and innovation potential, all with a software development environment with which they are already familiar," said Aven Chuang, SVP and GM, Personal Computing Group, Insyde.

Realtime news
  • China government tightens tax incentives, subsidies to enterprises

    IT + CE | 59min ago

  • Delta Electronics lands orders for distributed, low-power inverters form Japan, say papers

    Green energy - Newswatch | 1h 32min ago

  • Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 38min ago

  • Lof Solar sues Sunshine PV for alleged patent infringement

    Green energy | 1h 46min ago

  • TV panel growth estimated at 3.4% in 2015, says WitsView

    Displays | 1h 53min ago

  • Automotive-use LED market value to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, says LEDinside

    LED | 1h 57min ago

  • China market: LeTV aims to ship 3-4 million own-brand LCD TVs in 2015

    Displays | 2h 1min ago

  • G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity

    Displays | 2h 3min ago

  • PSI to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

    Bits + chips | 2h 17min ago

  • Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

    Bits + chips | 2h 18min ago

  • Faraday and Fresco Logic jointly develop 55nm USB 3.1 host controller, says report

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 2h 43min ago

  • Computex 2015 out of booths

    IT + CE | Dec 22, 21:58

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.4 billion in January-November, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:56

  • Taiwan November export order value down sequentially, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:54

  • Panasonic said to shut down last PCB factory

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:47

  • HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:36

  • Sugon unveils new China-developed cloud computing operating system

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:23

  • Mitsui Chemical and SKC to merge polyurethane material businesses

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:22

  • Digitimes Research: China OGS touch panel makers hiking GFF capacity

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:21

  • Server PCB specialist Allied Circuit positive about 2015

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:16

  • UTAC to set up 12-inch wafer level packaging line in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:16

  • MediaTek shipments for 4G smartphones to exceed 30 million units in 2014, says report

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:11

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI GTX 900 GAMING series
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
TD-LTE market developments and forecast, 2014-2016
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.