Commodore International

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Commodore International
Type Public
Founded 1954 (Commodore Portable Typewriter Co.)
1955 (Commodore Business Machines)
1962 (Commodore International)
Closed on April 29, 1994
Headquarters West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people Jack Tramiel, founder
Industry Retro video games
Products Video games, video game consoles
Number of people not disclosed
Website N/A

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.