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Phoenix Technologies Teams With Leading Telecom Provider to Provide Superior Data Security for Mobile Broadband Notebook Users

MILPITAS, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the global leader in core systems firmware and embedded virtualization, today announced a partnership with Ericsson, the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The companies are collaborating to ensure Phoenix FailSafe is interoperable with Ericsson's F3507g Mobile Broadband Modules. This collaboration will allow mobile PCs to be tracked and remotely disabled through the cellular network in response to theft or loss of the device. The project between the two companies will culminate with a production-ready service demonstration on a mobile PC platform with functional Ericsson modules this summer.

MILPITAS, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the global leader in core systems firmware and embedded virtualization, today announced a partnership with Ericsson, the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The companies are collaborating to ensure Phoenix FailSafe is interoperable with Ericsson's F3507g Mobile Broadband Modules. This collaboration will allow mobile PCs to be tracked and remotely disabled through the cellular network in response to theft or loss of the device. The project between the two companies will culminate with a production-ready service demonstration on a mobile PC platform with functional Ericsson modules this summer.

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Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband Module supports HSPA — the world's most widely commercially deployed technology for mobile broadband, and provides the end user with a simple, cost effective and convenient solution for broadband access while on-the-go. Tightly integrated with and optimized to work within the notebook, the built-in module offers superior downloading and uploading performance and takes less power from the battery. The module also has a GPS receiver, to be used together with positioning applications.

Phoenix FailSafe is a built-in theft deterrence platform for next-generation notebooks, with advanced theft-loss protection and prevention features including encryption, tracking, data recovery and remote asset management. An intuitive and simple-to-use web interface allows users to remotely manage and even 'brick/unbrick' their notebooks. Through interoperability with the Ericsson's F3507g Modules, Phoenix FailSafe enables these policies even when the notebooks are on a cellular network, ensuring that among other features, the GPS location capabilities and data are sent to the IT department's web-based security center.

Mats Norin, Vice President, Mobile Broadband Modules at Ericsson, said, "The agreement with Phoenix Technologies is part of Ericsson's effort to build the mobile broadband ecosystem. There is strong momentum in HSPA deployment all over the world and consumer demand for mobile broadband is here. Phoenix adds a layer of much-needed authentication and a notebook security solution that is needed for all mobile PCs."

"As mobile PCs continue to gain in popularity, and as data theft and associated crimes like identity theft continue to proliferate, the need for data protection of sensitive personal and professional information continues to become more critical," said Surendra Arora, Vice President of Business Development at Phoenix Technologies. "By partnering with Ericsson, we are helping to prevent data theft and ensuring the protection of sensitive and important data for consumers and enterprise users."

"Our agreement with Ericsson is part of our long-term vision to build out the eco-system for our FailSafe service such that every notebook user is assured of the fact that FailSafe works in a foolproof way on their system no matter what the hard disk drive is or the broadband modules on the system are," added Arora.

About Phoenix Technologies

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC) is the global market leader in system firmware that provides the most secure foundation for today's computing environments. The PC industry's top builders and specifiers trust Phoenix to pioneer open standards and deliver innovative solutions that will help them differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market and increase their revenues. The Company's flagship products, AwardCore, SecureCore, FailSafe, HyperSpace and BeInSync are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented security, reliability, continuity, and ease-of-use. The Company established industry leadership with its original BIOS product in 1983, has 155 technology patents and 139 pending applications, and has shipped in over one billion systems. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix.com Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, AwardCore, Phoenix SecureCore, Phoenix FailSafe, HyperSpace, BeInSync and the Phoenix Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The statements in this release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, but not limited to, Phoenix's technology collaboration with Ericsson, the timing of a production-ready service demonstration, the benefits of such collaboration, Phoenix FailSafe functionality and Phoenix's long-term vision for the FailSafe service. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including: technical challenges and delays, including code bugs, glitches and integration issues; unexpected challenges relating to the relationship between Phoenix and Ericsson; the product offerings of competitors, especially with respect to functionality and time-to-market; price competition; Phoenix's ability to attract and retain key employees; the ability of OEM and ODM customers to introduce and market products that incorporate and leverage the Phoenix FailSafe solution; end-market demand for Phoenix FailSafe solutions; and Phoenix's ability to adequately protect its intellectual property rights. For a further list and description of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward looking statements in this release, we refer you to Phoenix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, Phoenix's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All Phoenix forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon assumptions, forecasts and information available to Phoenix as of the date hereof, and Phoenix assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Contacts Phoenix Communications Tel. +1 408-570-1060 E-mail: public_relations@phoenix.com APAC: Peggy Han Tel. +886-2-8175-5658 Email: Peggy_han@phoenix.com U.S: Cedric Vanhaver or Jeff Smith Tel : +1 650-433-4154 Email : phoenix@globalfluency.com

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