COMMODORE BUSINESS MACHINES
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(CBM) Makers of the PET, Commodore 64,Commodore 16, Commodore 128, and Amiga personalcomputers. Their logo is a chicken head.The Commodore name is controlled by Commodore Licensing BV,now a subsidiary of Asiarim. Commodore USA signed anagreement with Commodore Licensing BV.On 1994-04-29, Commodore International announced that it hadbeen unable to renegotiate terms of outstanding loans and wasclosing down the business. Commodore US was expected to gointo liquidation. Commodore US, France, Spain, and Belgiumwere liquidated for various reasons. The names Commodore andAmiga were maintained after the liquidation.After 1994, the rights to the Commodore name bounced acrossseveral European companies.On 1995-04-21, German retailer Escom AG bought CommodoreInternational for $14m and production of the Amiga resumed.Netherlands-based Tulip Computers took over the brand.Production of the 8-bit range alledgedly never stopped duringthe time in liquidation because a Chinese company wereproducing the C64 in large numbers for the local marketthere.In 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to another Dutch firm,Yeahronimo, that eventually changed its name to CommodoreInternational.In April 2008 three creditors took the company to courtdemanding a bankruptcy ruling.On 2010-03-17, Commodore USA announced that it was to releasea new PC in June 2010 which looks very similar to the oldCommodore 64 but comes with a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad,Pentium D or Celeron D processor and with Ubuntu Linuxor Windows 7 installed. PC World article(http://pcworld.com/article/192415).
By Denis Howe