Press Releases

20+ China-based Companies Join the UEFI Forum to Promote International Growth
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum held its Spring 2017 UEFI Seminar and Plugfest last month in Nanjing, China, hosting firmware thought leaders and testing the latest technology—indicating high interest in UEFI in China’s technology market.

UEFI Forum and Byosoft Host Spring 2017 UEFI Seminar and Plugfest in Nanjing, China
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Firmware Technology Event: UEFI Forum and Byosoft host Spring 2017 UEFI Seminar and Plugfest in Nanjing, China on March 27 through March 31.

The UEFI Forum Releases Updated Platform Initialization (PI) Specification
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Today, the UEFI Forum announced the availability of the Platform Initialization (PI) Specification v1.5, which transforms the System Management Mode (SMM) drivers to allow developers to seamlessly reuse code from an AMD, Intel, or Via IA32/x64 platform on an ARM®-based platform. The PI Specification’s fundamental goal is to continue to improve interoperability between firmware components from different sources.

UEFI Forum Announces New Whitepaper on the Chain of Trust
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today, the UEFI Forum announced the availability of a new white paper. “The Chain of Trust: Keeping Computing Systems More Secure” is the first in a series of white papers that explores best practices for locking down the firmware platform using an approach called Chain of Trust (CoT). CoT helps users gain more confidence that their computing system is as safe and free from different classes of attacks as possible.

UEFI Forum Announces the Availability of Updated Specifications: UEFI v2.6 and ACPI v6.1
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The UEFI Forum announced availability of the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) Specification v6.1 and the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Specification v2.6. The new specifications continue to advance by keeping pace with market demand for enhanced mobility and manageability of computing systems for customer and enterprise levels.

UEFI Forum Launches Non-volatile Memory and Boot from HTTP Support Across Three Specifications
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a world-class, nonprofit industry standards body that promotes firmware innovation by creating specifications to enable the continual evolution of platform technologies, today announced that the formation of the security response team affirms UEFI Forum's role as a centralized resource for the education and management of system boot security.
UEFI Forum Announces the Latest Initiatives Geared Toward Strengthening Boot Phase Security
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a world-class, nonprofit industry standards body that promotes firmware innovation by creating specifications to enable the continual evolution of platform technologies, today announced that the formation of the security response team affirms UEFI Forum's role as a centralized resource for the education and management of system boot security.
UEFI Forum’s New ACPI 5.1 Specification Adapts Configuration and Power Interface to 64-bit Focused Features of the ARMv8-A Architectures
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a world-class, nonprofit industry standards body that promotes firmware innovation by creating specifications to enable the continual evolution of platform technologies, today announced the publication of a new industry white paper, “Clarifying the Ten Most Common Misconceptions About UEFI.”
UEFI Forum Publishes White Paper to Address the Ten Most Common Misconceptions About UEFI Technology
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a world-class, nonprofit industry standards body that promotes firmware innovation by creating specifications to enable the continual evolution of platform technologies, today announced the publication of a new industry white paper, “Clarifying the Ten Most Common Misconceptions About UEFI.”
UEFI Forum Includes ACPI Specification in Portfolio, Unites Platform Interface Industry Standards
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a non-profit industry standards body that creates specifications to enable the evolution of platform technologies, today announced it is assuming stewardship of the Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) specification.

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