SOURCE: General Software, Inc.

November 09, 2005 12:09 ET

General Software Positioned for Aggressive Growth in Taiwan With Appointment of Seraphim Engineering Co., Ltd.

Combining Their Embedded Design Expertise With General Software's Innovative Products, Seraphim Engineering Is an Excellent Resource for Sales, Solutions and Technical Support

BELLEVUE, WA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2005 -- General Software, Inc., the leading supplier of embedded x86 firmware solutions, has appointed Seraphim Engineering Co., Ltd., established professional distributor and solutions provider, to distribute and support General Software products in Taiwan. Seraphim Engineering has a twenty-five year track record of providing comprehensive design solutions to the embedded marketplace.

"We are pleased to have Seraphim Engineering as part of our worldwide ecosystem of distributors and technology centers. Seraphim's expertise in the embedded device marketplace, combined with General Software's innovative products, gives customers designing embedded x86 devices a very valuable resource," said Steve Dearden, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for General Software. "Seraphim is the ideal partner to support General Software in Taiwan."

"General Software products will help us meet our commitment to deliver best-in-class products, design comprehensive solutions and provide superior support to our customers," said Power Ho, Sales Manager, Seraphim Engineering. "Embedded BIOS® 2000, Firmbase® SDK and the Firmware Application Suite™ are superior products for our x86 customers who have embedded-specific requirements; these products will play a key-role in a fast growing embedded market."

About Embedded BIOS® 2000

Embedded BIOS 2000 is the leading BIOS SDK for embedded x86 designs, with over 850 OEM-customizable configuration parameters, support for multiple embedded operating systems, and support for major OS and hardware initiatives. Embedded BIOS 2000 addresses the entire lifecycle of products, from board bring-up, configuration prototyping, testing with system diagnostics, and product manufacturing to in-field diagnostics and software reload. Features include an integrated debugger; quick boot; console redirection; highly configurable POST; manufacturing mode; ROM, RAM, and Flash file systems; support for a host of industry initiatives; and much more. Embedded BIOS 2000 supports industry-standard operating systems that run on PC-compatible hardware, including the full spectrum of Windows, Linux, and real-time operating systems.

About Firmbase® SDK

The Firmbase® Software Development Kit is used by developers to create firmware applications that harness Firmbase® Technology. Firmbase Technology is General Software's patented 32-bit firmware infrastructure that contributes the surety and trust expected from firmware applications. A non-stop SMM envelope keeps firmware applications running, even when the OS and user application have failed, or are missing. Firmbase Technology is ROM-resident and provides a chain of trust from power-on to OS boot and beyond. It supplies the user-level security for the BIOS and for firmware applications which do not run under OS control.

About the Firmware Application Suite™

The Firmware Application Suite is an integrated set of prewritten and tested applications employing Firmbase Technology that provide important device management functions. The applications include Boot Security, for ensuring device and application integrity, Platform Update Facility for manually or remotely installing new firmware, OS or user application images, and a High Availability Monitor which is capable of detecting and responding to OS and user application failures.

About General Software, Inc.

General Software, Inc. provides superior embedded x86 firmware solutions and world-class support for OEM manufacturers of telecommunications, data communications, consumer electronics, dedicated servers, and other specialized computing devices. General Software's well-architected and reliable firmware products reduce risk, speed development, and address embedded OEM product lifecycle needs. For more information about General Software and its embedded firmware, visit, e-mail, or contact David Tobar at 800-850-5755 or 425-576-8300.

About Seraphim Engineering Co., Ltd.

Seraphim Engineering has been a professional distributor and solutions provider since 1979 and is an excellent resource for embedded x86 sales and technical support. Their highly experienced engineers offer superior technical support and comprehensive solutions that minimize time to market. For more information about Seraphim Engineering Co., Ltd. please visit or call 886 2 2698 4660.

Contact Information

  • Contact information
    Seraphim Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Power Ho
    Tel 886 2 2698 4660 ext 242
    Email: Email Contact

    General Software, Inc.
    Kate Johnsen
    Tel 425.576.8300 ext 229
    Email: Email Contact