IXYS and Zilog Introduce New Digital Power Control Reference Designs That Feature IXYS(R) Power Semiconductors and Zilog(R) Microcontrollers

BIEL, Switzerland , April 29 /PRNewswire/ — IXYS Corporation (Nasdaq: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors, Mixed signal ICs and MCUs for improved power management, energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced today the introduction of new reference designs that will be demonstrated at the PCIM Europe 2010 show in Nuremberg, Germany , in IXYS Booth 12/401.

The Motor Control reference designs feature the Z8 Encore!® Z8FMC16100 MCU and a brushless DC motor. A motion sensing and control design features the Zilog ZMOTION™ with technology based on a passive infrared sensor and the Z8 Encore! Z8F082A microcontroller. Also being demonstrated for advanced LED lighting control is the Z8 Encore! XP Z8F1680 microcontroller based design controlling an IXYS LED driver, LDS8720, driving 32 LEDs that is powered by IXYS solar cells.

“We are delighted to bring the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley to Europe with the integration of our power semiconductors and the Zilog world renowned MCUs. The demonstration will feature the use of the Apple iPad as an advanced control and demonstration platform by our Zilog team headed by CEO Darin Billerbeck ,” said Dr. Nathan Zommer , CEO of IXYS.

About IXYS and Zilog

Since its original founding in Silicon Valley, IXYS Corporation has continued to develop advanced technologies including products to conserve and improve energy. These IXYS technologies are well known in the marketplace to improve power conversion efficiency, generate clean energy, improve automation and provide advanced products for the transportation, medical and telecommunication industries. With more than 2,000 customers in telecommunications, transportation, industrial, medical and consumer industries, IXYS is a worldwide provider of semiconductors.

Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application specific software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit, and .

Zilog, Z8 Encore! and Zmotion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zilog Inc. IXYS is a registered trademark of IXYS, Inc.

Apple and iPad are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.


Daniel Francisco

Francisco Group for Zilog



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