AMIGA International Acquistion Finalized
HAMMERSMITH, London, U.K., May 16, 1997 - AMIGA International,
Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Gateway 2000, Inc. (Nasdaq: GATE), has finalized the acquisition of
the assets of AMIGA Technologies from the
German bankruptcy court.
The announcement was made at a news conference prior to the opening
of the World of Amiga conference in London.
"We have received many positive responses from the Amiga community
regarding the acquisition", said Jim Taylor,
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing of Gateway 2000. "There
is still an extremely loyal following of AMIGA
users and we look forward to supporting the needs of this group
through licensing and support of new product
Taylor was joined at the news conference by Petro Tyschtschenko,
Managing Director of AMIGA International.
"Our strategy is very clear and we will be focused on reviving the
market for AMIGA", said Tyschtschenko. "We will
support the community that has kept AMIGA alive through
Tyschtschenko outlined the following areas that AMIGA International
is exploring to reinvigorate the AMIGA market:
=B7 Supporting the existing AMIGA community
=B7 Leveraging the existing AMIGA technology through broad licensing=
=B7 Assisting in developing new products based on open standards to
the home computer and video/graphics market.
AMIGA International, Inc. will operate as a seperate business unit
of Gateway 2000. AMIGA International currently
has operations in Braunschweig, Germany and has opened new offices
near the Frankfurt airport in Langen, Germany.
AMIGA International can be reached on the World Wide Web at
About Gateway 2000
Gateway 2000, Inc., a Fortune 500 company founded in 1985, is a
global leader in the direct marketing of PCs. The
company, headquartered in North Sioux City, South Dakota, has
manufacturing facilities in the United States, Ireland
and Malaysia, and employs over 9,700 people worldwide. Gateway 2000
products and services consistently win top
awards from leading industry publications. In 1996, the company
shipped 1.9 million systems and reported revenues of
$5 billion and net income of $250 million. =
Since the introduction of the AMIGA 1000 in 1985, AMIGA has
represented the embodiment of the efficient use of
memory and hard drive capacity, while pioneering industry
developments in multimedia, 32-bit multitasking and
autoconfiguration. AMIGA led the industry in combining computer
graphics, animation, and film sequences with stereo
sound known today as multimedia.
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