Phoenix Technologies specializes in providing software, tools and applications for the personal computer and related digital-device industries. The company s solutions are designed to define, identify and restore the world s best-known PC, server, information appliance and embedded systems. The company utilizes x86 architecture, an architecture of choice for new generations of devices outside the PC category that includes consumer-focused media products, set top boxes, network printers, car navigation systems and the networked industrial embedded device space. Founded in 1979, Phoenix Technologies created the machine-independent BIOS software, a product that ships in more than 100 million new systems each year. Phoenix Technologies is based in Milpitas, Calif.