Aptio® V from American Megatrends Chosen as UEFI BIOS for New 7-inch Windows® Tablet from Toshiba

Jun 04, 2014, 12:45 ET from American Megatrends, Inc.

NORCROSS, Ga., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI), a leader in BIOS, remote management and data storage innovations, announced that its Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware was chosen as the BIOS of choice to power the new 7-inch Windows® tablet from Toshiba which will become available in coming months.

The new tablet from Toshiba is billed as "Affordable Excellence" in an attractive, slim 7-inch form factor running Microsoft Windows® 8.1 + Bing® operating system on the latest Intel® Atom™ Processor. Notably, it offers excellent battery life, blazing fast performance and is competitively priced against other 7-inch tablets currently in the market.

"Collaborating with AMI and our other hardware and software partners on this new tablet platform was an extremely rewarding experience for Toshiba. Our new 7-inch tablet featured today at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 sets a new standard for what entry-class Windows® tablet devices can offer to both casual and power users alike. Many of the BIOS optimizations that make some of the new features of this platform possible are a direct result of the modular Aptio V architecture. This modularity allowed our development team, working closely with AMI engineers, to quickly identify and enable BIOS features that supported our goals for this platform. The robust Aptio development environment meant testing and debug proceeded at a rapid pace, greatly assisting us to speed to the time to market for this new device," said Hideo Kasuya, Technology Executive of Toshiba.

In the words of Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends, "AMI's Aptio V supports all of the key features and technologies found in this groundbreaking new 7-inch Windows® tablet computer from Toshiba, which sets the bar even higher for performance, battery life, and as a robust platform for casual and business users alike. Notably, the Aptio V build provided to Toshiba for this platform features a BIOS split into two different locations, which enables a more feature-rich BIOS than ever before - without requiring large flash capacities. This is just one more example of how AMI is incredibly responsive to the needs of its OEM customers, working closely with them to enable the exciting, innovative features that today's educated consumers demand."

Windows® and Bing® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. Atom™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation. All other products, services, brands and names are property of their respective owners.

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About AMI:
Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products and MegaRAC® remote server management solutions continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things/Intelligent Systems Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.

SOURCE American Megatrends, Inc.