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
In 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to another Dutch firm,
Yeahronimo, that eventually changed its name to Commodore
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 UbuntuLinux
or Windows 7 installed. PC World article.