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BONN, April 24 (Reuter) - Escom AG, Europe's biggest wholesale computer
distributor, paid $10 million for the rights to Commodore and Amiga
personal computer technology and patents, industry sources told Reuters.

 Escom declined to comment on the price it paid for the package at an
auction in New York.  Commodore and Amiga were sold off in liquidation
procedures.

 Earlier Escom said the acquisition included all of the rights to Commodore
and Amiga technology, intellectual property, brand names and patents.

 It said that it would continue to market some of the most popular
Commodore and Amiga products and hoped to target markets in Eastern Europe
and Asia.

 Escom is also developing a circuit board that would make it possible to
use Amiga multimedia technology in an IBM-compatible personal computer.

 -- William Boston, Bonn Newsroom, 49 228 2609750

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 Escom <ECOGa.F> buys Commodore,  Amiga rights
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Equities News    DATE:  April 24, 1995   08:13 E.T.
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BONN, April 24 (Reuter) - Escom AG, Europe's biggest wholesale computer
distributor, said it has acquired the rights to Commodore and Amiga
computer patents in an auction in New York.

 Escom said in a statement that the acquisition included all of the rights
to Commodore and Amiga technology, intellectual property, brand names and
patents.

The company said it hopes to become a leading vendor for multimedia
technology for private consumers.

 Escom plans to resume production of the Commodore C54 model, targeting
eastern Europe, as well as production and distribution of Amiga 4000, 1200
and 600.

 The company is also working on a platform that would make it possible to
integrate Amiga multimedia functions with IBM-compatible personal
computers.

 It plans to develop Amiga set-top boxes for use in interactive television.

 Escom said it also closed a licensing agreement with < Tianjin >
Family-Used Multimedia Co Ltd of China to market and produce Amiga -based
computers.

It also said it was in talks with leading distributors in the United States
and Asia about further licensing agreements for Commodore and Amiga
products.

-- William Boston, Bonn newsroom, 49-228-2609731

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2160086
 ESCOM <ECOG.F> BUYS ALL PATENT RIGHTS OF COMMODORE AND  AMIGA
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Equities News    DATE:  April 24, 1995   07:36 E.T.
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