Insyde Software
Company typePublic
TPEx: 6231
IndustryComputer industry
FoundedSeptember 18, 1998; 25 years ago (1998-09-18)
FoundersJeremy Wang, Jonathan Joseph
  • BIOS/UEFI Firmware
  • EC Firmware
  • BMC Firmware
  • InsydeH2O
  • Supervyse
  • BlinkBoot

Insyde Software (Chinese: 系微公司; pinyin: Xìwēi Gōngsī) is a company that specializes in UEFI system firmware and engineering support services, primarily for OEM and ODM computer and component device manufacturers. They are listed on the Gre Tai Market of Taiwan and headquartered in Taipei, with offices in Westborough, Massachusetts, and Portland, Oregon. The company's market capitalization of the company's common shares is currently around $115M.


An InsydeH20 screen

The company's product portfolio includes InsydeH2O BIOS (Insyde Software's implementation of the Intel Platform Innovation Framework for UEFI/EFI[1]), BlinkBoot, a UEFI-based boot loader for enabling Internet of Things devices,[2] and Supervyse, which is a full-featured systems management/BMC firmware for providing out-of-band remote management for server computers.[3]

Insyde Software was formed when it purchased the BIOS assets of SystemSoft Corporation (NASDAQ:SYSF) in October, 1998.[4] Initially Insyde Software was a company that included investments from Intel Pacific Inc., China Development Industrial Bank, Professional Computer Technology Limited (PCT), company management and selected employees. At that time, Insyde Software's management team consisted of Jeremy Wang, Chairman (also the Chairman of PCT); Jonathan Joseph, President (a former founder of SystemSoft); Hansen Liou, the General Manager of Taiwan Operations and Asia-Pacific Sales, and Stephen Gentile, the Vice President of Marketing.[citation needed]

Shortly after the initial investment, the company was introduced by Intel to a new BIOS coding architecture called EFI (now UEFI) and the two companies began working together on it. In 2001, the two companies entered into a joint development agreement and Insyde's first shipment of the technology occurred in October 2003 as InsydeH2O UEFI BIOS. Since that time, UEFI has become the mainstay of Insyde's business.[5]

On 23 January 2003, Insyde Software announced its initial public offering on the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM) based in Taipei, Taiwan.[6]



The product is a proprietary licensed UEFI BIOS firmware that supports Intel and AMD.[7][8] PC manufacturers buy the BIOS source code and modify the source code to meet their specific BIOS needs. For the firmware's security vulnerabilities,[9] the company publishes the security advisory,[10] and provides the updates on the CVE fixes and patches to their customers.

In December 2023, Binarly (a security firm) published a set of vulnerabilities discovered on a number of bios chips which they termed "LogoFAIL", including Insyde's. The firm highlighted that malicious actors can bypass boot security protocols using the mentioned set.[11][12]

See also


  1. ^ "InsydeH2O UEFI Framework". Insyde Software Corp. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. ^ "Deploy Fast & Secure IoT Solutions with Insyde® Software BlinkBoot® and Intel® Firmware Support Package (Intel® FSP)". Intel Corp.
  3. ^ "Insyde® Software Rolls Out New Systems Management Solutions". Insyde Software Corp. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  4. ^ Insyde Software acquires firmware assets of SystemSoft Archived
  5. ^ "Insyde Software - Enhancing credibility and enabling technical access" (PDF). Intel Capital.
  6. ^ Insyde Software announces IPO on GTSM, Taiwan Archived
  7. ^ Wickens, Katie (February 2, 2022). "Intel, AMD, Microsoft and others could be at risk if UEFI flaw is left unpatched". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  8. ^ "Insyde® Software Enables High-Performance PC Designs that Leverage AMD™ Ryzen 5000 Series APUs". Logic Technology. June 15, 2021. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  9. ^ Greig, Jonathan (February 2, 2022). "UEFI firmware vulnerabilities affecting Fujitsu, Intel and more discovered". ZDNET. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  10. ^ Lewis, Tim. "Insyde's Security Pledge". Insyde Software. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  11. ^ "Finding LogoFAIL: The Dangers of Image Parsing During System Boot | Binarly – AI -Powered Firmware Supply Chain Security Platform". 2023-12-06. Retrieved 2023-12-13.
  12. ^ "LogoFAIL: UEFI Vulnerabilities Expose Devices to Stealth Malware Attacks". The Hacker News. Retrieved 2023-12-13.