Insyde® Software Enables World’s First Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 Notebook

Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, today announced that Acer utilized its development, integration and enabling services for the Acer® Spin 7, the world’s first notebook powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform.

To bring the Acer Spin 7 to market, Acer used Insyde’s expertise in platform design, development, integration, along with its experience in enabling notebooks with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 1. Key items and features that Insyde provided include a full Setup utility, hotkey services during POST, flexible initialization of peripheral devices, a custom BIOS interface for external component communication, assistance in adapting traditional x86 production processes for the ARM-based platform, and more.

Featuring a convertible notebook design with a 360 degree hinge, dock-able Wacom AES 1.0 pen, multi-day (up to 29 hour) battery life, and fast 5G connectivity, the Acer Spin 7 offers exceptional productivity, portability, and connectivity for today’s work-from-anywhere lifestyles.

“The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 with 5G support, combined with emerging 5G services worldwide, has presented exciting opportunities for us to help customers deliver innovative ultraportable systems that meet the performance and connectivity demands of today’s work-fromanywhere workforce,” said Aven Chuang, President of Insyde Software. “We are proud that our enabling technology and services for ARM-based notebooks is helping get these timely and innovative 5G computers to market,” added Chuang.