Zilog and Icon Labs Announce the First MCU SOC with Embedded Firewall

Zilog’s eZ80Acclaim™ Family Combines with Icon Labs’ Floodgate™Packet Filter to Create New ZGATE™ Security Solution

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2012 – Zilog®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), announced the introduction of ZGATE, a pioneering joint technology solution utilizing Icon Labs’ (http://www.iconlabs.com) FloodgatePacket Filter, a complete embedded firewall providing a critical layer of security for networked devices.

ZGATE provides Zilog’s eZ80Acclaimproducts, already well suited for today’s wired and wireless applications needing Internet connectivity, with a security layer adding significantly deeper protection against cyber threats and attacks. With many more applications, devices, products and processes demanding increased security, Zilog’s eZ80Acclaim,embedded with Icon Labs’ Floodgatetechnology, will help reduce the incidence of security breaches for many types of products in defense, telecommunication, utility, transportation, medical and industrial applications.

“Zilog and Icon Labs have been working closely together on this innovative MCU-based solution to keep in step with the world’s need for stronger security solutions across many embedded applications,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing. “ZGATE is the first and only embedded hardware communication solution that can protect connected devices from the growing number of Internet-based threats.”

“Icon Lab’s Floodgate provides protection from Internet-based threats by controlling what packets the embedded device is allowed to process,”said Alan Grau, President of Icon Labs. “Encryption and authentication may protect a device from a hacker trying to access the device, but Floodgate prevents the hacker from even connecting. Floodgate’s filtering engine can block denial of service attacks, packet floods, port scans, or other Internet-based threats.”

About Icon Laboratories, Inc. Icon Labs is a leading provider of embedded networking and security solutions. Icon Labs award-winning software is at work at work every day, from broadband Internet access devices to core network routers, from smart modems to optical cross-connects, and from the factory floor to the operating room. Founded in 1992, Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).

About Zilog, Inc. Zilog,from its roots as an award-winning Silicon Valley MCU pioneer, has evolved as the MCU division of IXYS Corporation. Zilog has expanded its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, subsystems and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in power management, monitoring and metering, motor control, lighting control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit www.zilog.com.

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