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Type Subsidiary of IXYS
Founded 1974
Headquarters Milpitas, California, USA
Key people Federico Faggin, founder
Ralph Ungermann, founder
Industry Electronic components
Products Electronic components
Number of people 174
Website http://www.zilog.com/

Zilog is an American computer chip manufacturer.


Zilog was founded in 1974 by Federico Faggin and Ralph Ungermann.

Zilog Z80

Beginning in 1976, Zilog released the Z80 a series of 8-bit microprocessors that were compatible with the Intel 8080.

The Z80 was used in several computers and video game consoles.

Acquisition by IXYS

In December 2009, IXYS purchased Zilog for $62.4 million USD with money in hand.