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Commodore, the commonly used name for Commodore International, was a US electronics company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania which played a vital role in the development of the home–personal computer industry in the 1980s. The company is also known under the name of its R&D operation, Commodore Business Machines (CBM). Commodore developed and marketed the world's best-selling desktop computer, the Commodore 64 (1982). The company declared bankruptcy in 1994, but since then, there have been several attempts to revive its Amiga systems. The company revived in 2005 after a few mergers with Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., SATXS Communications BV, and Tulip Computers.
- In 1954 the company was founded as Commodore Portable Typewriter Company.
- In 1955 the company was incorporated as Commodore Business Machines, Inc. (CBM)
- In 1962 the company went on the New York Stock Exchange under the name Commodore International Limited.
- In 1976 the company was reorganized into Commodore International, Ltd.
- In August 1984 Commodore International purchased Amiga Corporation and turned them into the subsidiary Commodore-Amiga, Inc.
- On April 29, 1994 Commodore International declared bankruptcy and ceased to exist.