Mr Federico Faggin, and his foundation, were among V-Nova’s earlier investors and founding members. Federico Faggin, physicist, engineer, entrepreneur, designed the first commercial microprocessor, the Intel 4004. In 1974, he co-founded and was CEO of Zilog that developed the Zilog Z80 and Z8 processors. In 1986 he co-founded Synaptics, introducing the first touchpads and touchscreens that now dominate the market. In 2011, Faggin founded the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation.