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 for Commodore Business Machines
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Commodore Business Machines
  
      (CBM) Makers of the PET, Commodore 64,
     Commodore 16, Commodore 128, and Amiga personal
     computers.  Their logo is a chicken head.
  
     The Commodore name is controlled by Commodore Licensing BV,
     now a subsidiary of Asiarim.  Commodore USA signed an
     agreement with Commodore Licensing BV.
  
     On 1994-04-29, Commodore International announced that it had
     been unable to renegotiate terms of outstanding loans and was
     closing down the business.  Commodore US was expected to go
     into liquidation.  Commodore US, France, Spain, and Belgium
     were liquidated for various reasons.  The names Commodore and
     Amiga were maintained after the liquidation.
  
     After 1994, the rights to the Commodore name bounced across
     several European companies.
  
     On 1995-04-21, German retailer Escom AG bought Commodore
     International for $14m and production of the Amiga resumed.
     Netherlands-based Tulip Computers took over the brand.
  
     Production of the 8-bit range alledgedly never stopped during
     the time in liquidation because a Chinese company were
     producing the C64 in large numbers for the local market
     there.
  
     In 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to another Dutch firm,
     Yeahronimo, that eventually changed its name to Commodore
     International.
  
     In April 2008 three creditors took the company to court
     demanding a bankruptcy ruling.
  
     On 2010-03-17, Commodore USA announced that it was to release
     a new PC in June 2010 which looks very similar to the old
     Commodore 64 but comes with a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad,
     Pentium D or Celeron D processor and with Ubuntu Linux
     or Windows 7 installed.  PC World article
     http://pcworld.com/article/192415)">(http://pcworld.com/article/192415).
  
     (2010-09-14)
  

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