Commodore International was a computer and electronics company founded in 1954 by Jack Tramiel. The company is best known for its popular Commodore 64 computer, which was released in 1982 and became the best-selling computer of all time.
Before the Commodore 64, Commodore released a number of other computer models, including the Commodore PET, Commodore VIC-20, and Commodore 64. These computers were popular with businesses and consumers alike, and were used for a variety of applications including word processing, spreadsheet analysis, and gaming.
In the mid-1980s, Commodore faced increasing competition from other computer companies, such as IBM and Apple. Despite this, the Commodore 64 remained popular and continued to sell well into the late 1980s.
In 1994, Commodore filed for bankruptcy and was acquired by Dutch electronics company Tulip Computers. The company continued to produce computer hardware and software under the Commodore brand until 2001, when it was ultimately shut down.