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Phoenix Technologies Announces Five Design Wins With Top Notebook Manufacturers.

Phoenix Solution Will Be the Foundation for New Laptops

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:PTEC), the global leader in core systems firmware, today announced agreements with five top notebook manufacturers - Quanta Computer Inc., Compal Electronics, Inc., Wistron Corporation, Inventec Corporation, First International Computer Inc (or "FIC") - to license the Phoenix SecureCore Suite that includes the SecureCore Mobile product. The companies will use the Phoenix solution as the firmware foundation for their upcoming laptop computer products. The OEMs chose Phoenix solutions not only because of advanced security features but also to ensure their notebooks will be optimized to take full advantage of the new Microsoft Windows[R] Vista[TM] operating system.

"Phoenix firmware plays a key role in enabling Quanta to deliver the highest quality notebook computers in the industry," said Michael Wang, President of Quanta Computer. "Phoenix helps us remain competitive in the global market for laptop PCs by providing core systems solutions that ensure our notebooks are secure and reliable, and support the broadest range of industry standards, including the UEFI 2.0 specification."

Woody Hobbs, president and chief executive office of Phoenix Technologies, said, "Our solutions allow PC manufacturers to ensure their computers deliver superior manageability, reliability and security while reducing time-to-market for new products. We lead the industry through consistent innovation and our unmatched experience in systems firmware development. The fact that these leading manufacturers have all chosen Phoenix, clearly shows the superior value we offer the industry."

Phoenix SecureCore Suite fully supports the key industry standards required by Microsoft Windows Vista. The Phoenix firmware platforms support the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.0 specification, part of an industry initiative to ensure a transparent interface between the computer operating system and the platform firmware when the computer is booting up.

The Phoenix SecureCore solution is based on firmware technology that ensures notebook computers deliver the highest level of security features available, starting with StrongROM, an enhanced, embedded cryptographic engine that authenticates and protects the firmware. SecureCore also includes a pre-boot authentication standard that allows notebook computer manufacturers to easily integrate third-party authentication devices like fingerprint sensors and smart tokens.

About Phoenix

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 Company established industry leadership with its original BIOS product in 1983, and today has 149 technology patents, has shipped in over one billion systems, and continues to ship in over 125 million new systems each year. The PC industry's top builders and specifiers trust Phoenix to pioneer open standards and deliver innovative solutions to help them accelerate time to market, differentiate products and increase profits. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.phoenix.com.

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, 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.

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With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-K, filed December 14, 2006.
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