Zilog

related topics
{system, computer, user}
{company, market, business}
{game, team, player}
{math, number, function}

Zilog, Inc., previously known as ZiLOG (which stands for "Z (the last word of) integrated logic"[1]), is a manufacturer of 8-bit and 24-bit microcontrollers, and is most famous for its Intel 8080-compatible Z80 series.

Contents

History

Zilog was incorporated in California in 1974 by Federico Faggin, who left Intel after working on the 8080. The company became a subsidiary of Exxon in 1980, but the management and employees bought it back in 1989.

Zilog went public in 1991, but was acquired in 1998 by Texas Pacific Group, who, after sales plummeted, reorganized the company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late 2001.

Zilog was well into profitability by FY 2007 with $82 million in sales. In Feb 2007 Zilog hired Darin Billerbeck as President and CEO.

2007 was the last year Zilog introduced any new 8-bit microcontroller products. With no new product roadmap, for FY2008 sales fell 20% to $67.2 million. Sales fell 46% in FY2009 to $36.2 million.

On January 2008, Zilog declined an unsolicited proposal made by Universal Electronics Inc to acquire the company.[2]

On February 19, 2009, Zilog announced that it had sold off their 8-bit Crimzon Universal Remote Control infrared microcontroller product line, as well as their ARM9 32-bit microcontrollers, including the Zatara security microcontrollers and 15 patents, to Maxim Integrated Products. Remote control manufacturer Universal Electronics Inc. purchased all of Zilog's software & IP assets related to Zilog's universal remote control business, including all ROM code, software, and database of infrared codes.[3] Zilog sold these assets for $31 million cash, less than half the assets real worth.

Full article ▸

related documents
3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Communications in Tanzania
Network management
National Science Foundation Network
Lightworks
PSOS
Communications in Israel
AIM alliance
Common Desktop Environment
Communications in Niue
Open system (computing)
Crippleware
Communications in Poland
Communications in Armenia
Communications in the Dominican Republic
Altair BASIC
Unix-like
National Information Infrastructure
Matrox
Justin Frankel
Transatlantic telephone cable
Undocumented feature
Dillo
Category 3 cable
BOS/360
16-bit
Vertical blank interrupt
Intel 8008
Horizontal blank interrupt
Serial Line Internet Protocol