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Zilog definition

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The microprocessor manufacturer who produced the Zilog Z80 in July 1976 (as used by Sinclair in the ZX-80, ZX-81 and ZX Spectrum computers) and later the Zilog Z8000.
Zilog was founded in 1974 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Corp. by 1980. The company's management and employees purchased Zilog back from Exxon in 1989. Zilog became a publicly-held company in February, 1991. In March of 1998, Zilog was privatised, as a result of the merger and recapitalisation transaction by Texas Pacific Group (TPG).
Zilog now produce a range of 8-bit microcontrollers, 8-, 16- and 32-bit microprocessors, and digital signal processors, covering the home entertainment, communications, and embedded systems markets.
(http://zilog.com/).
Address: 910 East Hamilton Avenue, Suite 110, Campbell, CA 95008, USA.
(1998-09-14)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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