Campbell, CA, April 24, 2001 -- ZiLOG made two significant personnel moves, appointing Stefan Braken-Guelke and Michael Burger to positions within the company. Braken-Guelke will serve as general manager and chief operating officer. Under those designations, Braken-Guelke will be responsible for overseeing ZiLOG's networking, home entertainment, and Z-8-based microcontroller product groups, as well as central technology and global manufacturing operations. He will report to ZiLOG acting chief executive officer Jim Thorburn.
Before his new position at ZiLOG, Braken-Guelke worked for network security company Hifn, Integrated Device Technologies, and, from 1985 to 1998, Philips Semiconductor.
Michael Burger, who was selected from within the company, will serve as executive vice president and general manager. In this position, he will handle ZiLOG's wireless and connecting technologies, which includes the company's Internet processors and embedded web servers, as well as sales and marketing, and corporate communications.
Burger joined ZiLOG two-and-a-half years ago as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Before working at ZiLOG, he held positions at QuickLogic Corporation and National Semiconductor.
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