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Dec 31, 1999, 19:44 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Personal computer maker Gateway signed a deal to sell its Amiga trademarks and computer systems to Amino Development Corp., the companies said today.

The news marks another chapter in the Amiga saga. Gateway said in September that it had scrapped plans to develop a new Amiga machine. At the time, the PC maker said its Amiga subsidiary would focus on opportunities in the emerging information-appliance market and redefine itself as a software company."

"Gateway senior vice president Peter Ashkin said in a statement the company elected to sell the Amiga name after deciding to wrap Amiga's software engineering function into Gateway's product development systems."

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