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Zilog Introduces ZBASE Live!(TM) Web Portal for Universal Remote Control Model Search and Download

January 8, 2009

ZBASE Live! Enables Model Search and Download Capabilities for Consumer Electronics and Set-Top Boxes

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Zilog, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILG), a global supplier of innovative embedded control solutions, introduced today at CES the ZBASE Live!(TM) web portal that supports Model Search and Download and offers consumer electronics and set-top boxes real-time access to the industry’s most comprehensive Universal Infrared (UIR) database.

ZBASE Live! enables model search capabilities that allow consumer electronics and set-top box users to look up the universal remote control set-up codes for the specific make and model of the device they are trying to control. Likewise, the download capabilities provide customers a way to download a new or missing UIR code over the Internet to a download-capable remote control.

“Zilog’s ZBASE Live! with Model Search and Download greatly simplifies the set-up process of identifying and programming code sets based on consumer electronic equipment brands and models,” said Ray Chock, vice president and general manager of Zilog’s Wireless Control Business Unit. “Easy, online access to real-time updates means our customers can offer the most comprehensive, up-to-date remote control solutions to their customers.”

Hosted on Zilog servers, the ZBASE Live! Model Search and Download web portal is targeted at the remote control market that includes remote control manufacturers and device manufacturers providing universal remote controls with their systems. ZBASE Live! provides an application programming interface (API) to allow consumer electronic and set-top box manufacturers to customize their devices based on their own website branding guidelines.

ZBASE Live! with Model Search and Download is available now and pricing is competitive within the industry.

About Zilog, Inc.

Zilog is a global supplier of application specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for secured transactions, consumer electronics and industrial application and an industry leader in remote control and universal IR database solutions. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved to become a leader in production-ready and custom-built SoC solution sets including hardware and software. Zilog is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs approximately 400 people around the world with sales offices in Asia, Europe, and North America. For more information about Zilog and its products, visit http://www.zilog.com/.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the anticipated market introduction date of the ZBASE Live! with Model Search and Download. These forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans or prospects for the ZBASE Live! with Model Search and Download are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Zilog’s management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. For example, the market introduction date of the ZBASE Live! with Model Search and Download could be postponed by manufacturing and distribution delays. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those provided. For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including but not limited to, Zilog’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 and any subsequently filed reports. All documents also are available through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) at http://www.sec.gov or from Zilog’s website.

Zilog and ZBASE Live! are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zilog, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

    Contact:   Daniel Francisco
               Francisco Group for Zilog
               916-812-8814
               dan@franciscogrp.com

SOURCE Zilog, Inc.


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