Commodore International

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Commodore International
Founded1954 (as Commodore Portable Typewriter Company)
1955 (as Commodore Business Machines)
1962 (as Commodore International Limited)
Closed on April 29, 1994
HeadquartersWest Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key peopleJack Tramiel, founder
IndustryRetro video games
ProductsVideo games, video game consoles
Employeesnot disclosed

Commodore International was a computer manufacturer.


Commodore International was founded in 1954 by Jack Tramiel as Commodore Portable Typewriter Company.

It was incorporated as Commodore Business Machines, Inc. in 1955.

It went public on the New York Stock Exchange as Commodore International Limited in 1962.


Commodore International closed after declaring bankruptcy on April 29, 1994.

After the bankruptcy, the Amiga computer line was continued by Amiga, Inc., which was founded in 1996.