- but they are keeping their Crimzon Connects product offering
"With its built-in wireless and wired connectivity interfaces, Crimzon Connects=99 makes it easy to remotely access and control your home or office electronic devices from any WiFi enabled device, such as a laptop, smart phone or intelligent connected remote control."
"Zilog will retain its classic and flash microcontroller business and Crimzon Connects"
No sign of their planned Cortex Variants either.... ( I think they are still in the Zilog stable? )
They are selling only SOME product lines (and not the Z80). It is an unusual carve-up : Pruning off a very old product line, and a very new product line, both are Microntrollers/Microprocessors, as are the lines left behind.
No mention of what happens to the supposed Cortex models coming - maybe they failed to get out of the LABS ?
The article says "Billerbeck [Zilog CEO] complained that as he sought out interested buyers of Zilog IP, 'nobody looked at the whole Zilog'" so it is just by accident what they sell. For me it sounds like they would sell the whole company, if there were be a buyer. Or maybe they want change the company to a consumer article company. But I wonder how they would achieve this without a design engineering team.
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It's public that Billerbeck gets a big huge fat obscene wad of cash if he sells Zilog. In the meantime all new product development at that poor company is over forever. It's so depressing for former employees. He is deliberately starving the compnay to crash its worth so he can sell cheap and get the f**k out. He will go down in history as a cold man who killed Zilog with extreme prejudice. I'll bet he spends his day sitting at his desk playing solitaire and waiting for the phone to ring.
They plan to make Cortexes BUT they do not have the QC engineers to test them (laid off) so it's going to be very buggy.
Will this be the very first time in semiconductor history that a major 8-bit microcontroller manufacturer went out of business? I don't think this happened before. is it?
Britannica is wrong, and Wikipedia is right. It was a MOS Technology 6502, Mostek had nothing to do with it. Mostek second-sourced the Fairchild F8 and Zilog Z80, and developed the 3870, which was a single-chip micro based on the F8. Mostek never made the 6502 or related parts.