Federico moved then to designing advanced MOS ICs. Among them was the first commercial MOS IC with self-aligned gate (Fairchild 3708, 1968), the world’s first microprocessor (Intel 4004, 1971), the microprocessors Intel 8008 (1972), 4040 (1973), e 8080 (1974), the microprocessor Zilog Z80 (1976), and the microcontroller Zilog Z8 (1978), developed by Zilog, a company he founded and directed (these two products are still in volume production in 2019). In 1982, Federico founded and directed Cygnet Technologies, which invented a pioneering communication system for personal computers for voice, data and electronic mail (1984). In 1986, he founded and directed Synaptics, where the design of the first chips with neural networks (1992), the Touchpad (1994), and the Touchscreen (1998) occurred. These devices have revolutionized the way we interface with our mobile devices. Federico Faggin is the recipient of many honors and awards in the US, Europe, and Asia, including the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology (1997, Kyoto, Japan), the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Patent Organization (2006, Brussel, Belgium), 8 honorary degrees, and the 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, given to him by President Barack Obama at the White House in 2010. Since 2011, Federico is dedicated full-time to the scientific study of consciousness through the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation, a non-profit organization he founded with his wife.