A true computing legend, Jack Tramiel founded Commodore International and Atari Corporation, and brought the Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga andAtari STto the world.
A concentration camp survivor, Polish born Tramiel emigrated toAmericain 1947 where he established a typewriter repair business. By the late Seventies, following a period of selling electronic calculators, the business evolved into Commodore Business Machines and was selling affordable models of personal computers ‘for the masses, not the classes’, starting with the Commodore PET.
Following his resignation from Commodore International in 1984, Tramiel bought the ashes of Atari Inc’s home computer and games console division. After the acquisition it was rebranded Atari Corporation and released theAtari ST, Lynx and Atari Jaguar.
Tramiel passed away on Sunday, he was aged 83.