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Meaning of ZILOG

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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.


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