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company 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 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).