Zilog is an American manufacturer of 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers. Its most famous product is the Z80 series, 8-bit microprocessors that were compatible with the Intel 8080 but less expensive to use.
Zilog, Inc. manufactures and supplies application-specific embedded system-on-chip solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive, and consumer markets. The company offers single-board computers, application-specific software stacks, and development tools that allow embedded designers to market in areas, such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control, lighting control, and motion detection. It also provides microcontrollers, embedded security products, motion detection solutions, motor control products, RF wireless technology, and peripherals. In addition, the company offers Zilog Educational Platform, an educational platform for students pursuing a degree in electronics and computer sciences at university and high school levels; and Zilog Educational Platform Kit that includes tools and software for students. Its product applications include battery charging, motor control, motion detection, wired and wireless connectivity, and energy management solutions. It serves its customers in the United States and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1973 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California. It has sales locations in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. As of February 18, 2010, Zilog, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of IXYS Corp.
August 28, 2017 – Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) and IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Littelfuse will acquire all of the outstanding shares of IXYS in a cash and stock transaction.
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors.