HP to buy HyperSpace and HyperCore assets from Phoenix

Phoenix technologies, makers of computer BIOS, have a number of other assets that I never knew about: something called HyperSpace, which is a minimalist instant-on Linux OS for notebooks, and something called “HyperCore” – a complimentary hypervisor for HyperSpace that allows it to run some Windows services. Both of those products will now be owned by HP, according to Infoworld. Is this a move to bolster the value and utility of HP’s recent purchase of Palm’s WebOS?