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May 19, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:43pm

GATEWAY 2000 COMPLETES AMIGA PURCHASE

By CBR Staff Writer

The assets of pioneering desktop systems manufacturer Amiga Technologies GmbH have safely passed into the hands of Amiga International Inc, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Gateway 2000 Inc, ending a period of uncertaintly over the future of the systems. Gateway made an offer for the assets, patents, trademarks and trade names of the company to the administrator in bankruptcy at the end of March following the demise of Amiga’s previous owner, Escom AG (CI No 3,130). The Amiga system, once owned by Commodore International Ltd, was an early – pre Macintosh – entry into the multimedia world during the 1980s, and still has a loyal following today. Speaking before the opening of a large Amiga consumer event in London taking place over the weekend, managing director Petro Tyschtschenko said the Amiga product line has a strong role in multimedia. The comany would be supporting the existing Amiga community, he said, but also leveraging the existing Amiga technology through broad licensing, and assisting in the development of new products based on open standards to the home computer and video graphics market. Amiga International will operate as a separate business unit of Computer 2000, with a base for logistics and services in Braunschweig, Germany, and new sales and marketing offices in Frankfurt.

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