Insyde® Software Delivers InsydeH2O™ UEFI BIOS for High Performance AMD A-Series APUs

AMD APUs Combined with Customizable InsydeH2O UEFI Firmware Gives Mainstream Notebook and Desktop Makers Increased Design Flexibility

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insyde Software, a leading provider of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, today announced the availability of InsydeH2O™ UEFI BIOS support for the newly launched AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

InsydeH2O, the industry’s most trusted UEFI BIOS, is expected to ship on dozens of AMD A-Series APU-based personal computing platforms this year. PC OEMs and ODMs worldwide rely on InsydeH2O for its easily customizable architecture, fast boot performance, power management configurations, support for UEFI, ACPI, USB, PCI and other industry specifications, and a consistent development environment for platforms of all types and architectures.

The AMD A-Series APU is a high-performance APU for mainstream notebooks and desktops, enabling performance-minded and mainstream PC users unique features including:
•Brilliant HD – Enabled by discrete-class DirectX® 11-capable graphics including an AMD Dual Graphics option for performance PCs.
•Personal Supercomputing – Parallel processing like that in supercomputers, but for consumer computing platforms and up to four x86 CPU cores.
•AMD AllDay™ Power – A user-centric approach to long battery life.

“Working closely with AMD, Insyde will continue to deliver the most advanced UEFI firmware for our customers leveraging the high-performance AMD A-Series APUs,” said Aven Chuang, Senior Vice President and GM, Personal Computer Group at Insyde Software. “InsydeH2O’s fast-boot technology and host of other unique firmware features are strong complements to AMD A-Series APU’s computing performance, brilliant HD graphics and innovative battery-saving technology,” added Chuang.

“The latest AMD A-Series APUs raise the bar for personal computing platforms in terms of brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like processing power and battery management,” said John Taylor, director of client and software product marketing for AMD (NYSE: AMD). “UEFI BIOS support from Insyde Software for the AMD Fusion Family of APUs gives PC manufacturers the advantage of platform innovation.”