Phoenix unveils it's new strategy - concentrating on extending the BIOS horizontally, to provide "extensible firmware that provides the critical foundation of trust, manageability, and connectivity required for networked computing".
Be very afraid. Phoenix, unlike MS and Intel is
the one firm that can make 'trusted computing' aka total corporate control over information and connectivity a reality. Furthemore, MS is a stealth strategic partner in this effort.
Here are two related Slashdot discussions.