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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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(Zilog, Inc., San Jose, CA, www.zilog.com) A semiconductor manufacturer that was founded in 1974. It was a subsidiary of Exxon from 1980 to 1989 and became a public company in 1991. Zilog's Z80 chip was the CPU in CP/M machines, which helped to create the personal computer industry. Today, Zilog makes a variety of microprocessors and microcontrollers, and the Z80 family is still a major part of it.
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