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Commodore International
Industry Computer hardware
Fate Bankruptcy
When it was created Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1954)
Defunct 1994
Headquarters West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Key people Jack Tramiel (Founder)
Irving Gould (main investor and chairman)
Things made Commodore PET
Commodore VIC 20
Commodore 64
Commodore 128

Commodore is the common name for Commodore International Limited, a U.S. computer and electronics manufacturing company. Headquarters were in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In the 1960s and 70s they made adding machines and calculators. This company was important in the development of the homepersonal computer in the late 1970s and 1980s. Commodore developed the first color computer sold under $300, known as the VIC-20 in 1981, and the world's best-selling desktop computer, called the Commodore 64 (1982). Commodore later released the Amiga computers in 1985. The company went bankrupt in 1994.

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