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HyperSpace and ASUS Team for Instant On



image Rob mentioned the application called HyperSpace once before, but now there is news that the program will be out to the masses from an OEM.  ASUS will be incorporating HyperSpace into their next generation netbooks.  It appears that the Lenovo X301 is supported and I still have it till tomorrow so I might give this a shot when I get home this evening!

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Phoenix Technologies Announces Strategic Agreement with ASUS to Accelerate HyperSpaceâ„¢ Adoption by Consumers

MILPITAS, Calif. January 20, 2009 —Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0™ products, services and embedded technologies, today announced a partnership with ASUS to accelerate the adoption of its award-winning HyperSpace product by consumers worldwide. HyperSpace is a revolutionary new instant-on and always-connected application environment that makes operating a mobile PC as easy and efficient to use as a cell phone.

Based on the partnership agreement, ASUS will incorporate HyperSpace into their next generation notebooks. With HyperSpace-installed notebooks, users can instantly launch important web-based applications (before Windows ® ever boots), automatically connect to the best available network, dramatically extend battery life and achieve new levels of uptime and security protection.

HyperSpace is available for download at

"Phoenix is pleased to be working with ASUS to offer a broad choice of affordable products that revolutionizes the mobile PC user experience,” said Woody Hobbs, President and CEO of Phoenix Technologies. "With HyperSpace, we ensure users will enjoy a dynamic online experience seconds after turning on their PCs. And once Windows has fully booted, users will be able to quickly and easily toggle back and forth between their Windows applications and the instant-on, always-available HyperSpace environment. An added benefit is that HyperSpace extends the battery life on an average notebook by more than 25%."

Mr. Hobbs added, ““All-day mobile computing is a cornerstone of our PC 3.0â„¢ promise to simplify the PC end user experience and transform PCs into more user-friendly, fun, versatile and effective systems."

““As the fastest growing notebook brand, we are committed to bring to market innovative technology solutions to simplify consumers’ lives. We are glad to see Phoenix’s PC 3.0 vision is in line with our commitment to our customers. HyperSpace’s easy-to-use, smart, instant-on and longer battery life features will  allow ASUS to deliver richer, more dynamic products and satisfy our customers’ desire to make mobility a far more elegant and intuitive experience," said Henry Yeh, General Manager, ASUS Notebook Business Unit.

Phoenix HyperSpace was named ““Best Software” by Laptop Magazine at the 2009 CES and was also winner of Laptop Magazine’s  2009 CES Readers’ Choice Award. For more information about HyperSpace, please visit

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

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 system 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 and services — AwardCore, SecureCore, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix FailSafe, HyperSpace, BeInSync and eSupport — are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented performance, security, reliability, continuity, and ease-of-use. The Company established industry leadership and created the PC clone industry with its original BIOS product in 1983. Phoenix has 159 technology patents and 136 pending applications, and has shipped in over one billion systems. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, AwardCore, Phoenix SecureCore, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix FailSafe, HyperSpace, BeInSync, eSupport, PC 3.0 and the Phoenix Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.  All other marks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.



  1. Patrick Moorhead

    01/20/2009 at 2:18 pm

    I ran into the HyperSpace guys at CES and cut a rough demo of the capabilities on a laptop. Pretty cool use of virtualization. Youtube video here:

  2. smh

    01/21/2009 at 7:20 am

    At first I was ecstatic, it tried downloading and installing on a x200; at first the verification went through, at this point I hadn’t taken a backup, I canceled the installation process and backed up the harddrive. After the reboot required for backup, the install app won’t verify the computer as compatible.

  3. smh

    01/21/2009 at 8:39 am

    UPDATE: I have now successfully installed hyperspace on x200 and x200t. it works great takes about 18-20 seconds from me pushing down the power button to the browser is online and showing google. What have me pulling my hair all the time is that the scroll button is not working. The problem was that i had created a partition that was too small for the HS :P.

    From my preliminary investigations on the back-end system has shown that hyperspace is based on linux, i can’t determine the exact distro but I’m 100% certain that it is in line with our commitment to our customers. HyperSpace’s easy-to-use, smart, instant-on and longer battery life features will allow ASUS to deliver richer, more dynamic products and satisfy our customers’ desire to make mobility a far more ele

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