Brian Richardson

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer

Brian Richardson is a senior technical marketing engineer. He’s spent most of his career as a "BIOS guy" working on the firmware that quietly boots billions of computers. Brian has focused on the industry transition to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), demystifying how firmware works and simplifying firmware development tools. He is a frequent speaker at the Intel Developer Forum. Brian is also a photographer and videographer on projects including UEFI training videos featured on Intel's YouTube* channel.

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Signed UEFI Firmware Updates in EDK II

Intel has recently contributed a full implementation for UEFI Capsule update, including support for the EFI System Resource Table (ESRT) and Firmware Management Protocol (FMP), under EDK II. The SignedCapsulePkg has been ported to two open platforms...

Why Cheap Systems Run 32-bit UEFI on x64 Processors

For years I’ve been getting questions about the UEFI implementation found on many low-cost tablets and 2-in-1 platforms. Why would a system with a 64-bit Intel processor ship with 32-bit UEFI? Why can’t I get Linux* on a 32-bit UEFI system? The...

Better Firmware Updates in Linux* Using UEFI Capsules

There’s a new firmware update feature being proposed for Fedora 23, thanks to UEFI 2.5 and another set of obscure acronyms. Let’s take a minute to examine UEFI Capsule and understand why it’s a huge improvement over today’s non-standard update...

No, That Switch Doesn’t “Turn off UEFI”

Today I want to cover the “Legacy Boot Mode” switch hiding in most UEFI setup screens, and why it doesn’t work the way you think it does. I gotta be honest … this is one of my biggest nitpicks in the help guides for Linux* users trying to install...

IoT Trends from Europe

The latest trends for the Internet of Things (IoT) are on display in Europe, and they aren’t necessarily what you think they are. I spent last week at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. The IoT buzzword grew out of the embedded computing market...

Simplifying Firmware for IoT

No, I didn’t come to Germany this week for the weather … … although it very pretty when it snows   Embedded World starts today in Nürnberg. We’re expecting a few thousand of our closest friends to stop by our booth and check out what’s new in the...

The Tricky World of Securing Firmware

It’s not often that public radio talks about my job. Unfortunately, they only do that when there’s bad news. I guess I should talk about the murky depths at which I dwell on a daily basis. No, I don’t work for the NSA. I work on firmware. More...

Technology and the Art of Connection

This is the story of a firmware engineer who somehow ended up in marketing and learned how to connect with people using software. Yeah, I know … seems unlikely … but stick with me … I picked engineering in college because I liked making things. Of...