Award in the Press

September 4, 1996

Award Announces Total Software Solution for x86 Intel Embedded Products

Mountain View, CA -- Award Software International® Inc., a leading designer of System Management Software (SMS), has announced a full line of utilities and applications that support Intel's embedded PC architecture.

Award's top priority is to provide PC and consumer product manufacturers the simplicity of one-stop service for embedded software products, including design and engineering consultation for special applications. Award's SMS technology is particularly appropriate for information appliances and other applications aimed at Internet-aware devices.

"The Intel Architecture product line for embedded applications maps perfectly with Award Software's embedded strategy. Award is especially pleased to see that Intel's Pentium processors are now available for high-performance embedded applications," said Award Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Business, Dr. Ann Shen. "Our embedded product line provides a one-stop solution with system BIOS, PC Card software, WWWAccess™ (a suite of products for Internet appliance applications using Intel x86 embedded design), and the SMSAccess™ suite comprising utilities and applets. SMSAccess releases slated for 1996 include DMIAccess™ (Desktop Management Interface) and RPBAccess™ (a remote diagnostic and repair software)," Shen added.

Award is working with PacTronix, an embedded systems manufacturer, in its development of emerging Internet systems technology.

"PacTronix has licensed Award's Intel X86-based BIOS for development of an Internet Set-top Box, Diskless Windows NT Workstation, and industrial embedded systems," said Calvin Wey, Vice President of Marketing for PacTronix Technology, Inc. "PacTronix chooses to work with Award because of Award's technology leadership, services and product reliability," stated Mr. Wey.

Award designs and markets System Management Software (SMS) for the global computing market. The company is incorporating its technology strengths, including BIOS and utility software for the desktop, mobile PC, and PC Card markets, into the embedded, remote diagnostic, network, and Internet computing marketplaces. Award is a member of PCMCIA, USB and the DMTF groups/associations and actively focuses on expanding each association's worldwide acceptance. Award's customers rank among the world's leaders in microprocessors, personal computers, peripherals and communication devices.

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