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News   News : Tulip sells Commodore
   posted by Anonymous on 28-Dec-2004 20:10:53 (6575 reads)
On Monday Tulip Computers announced the sale of Commodore to the American
Yeahronimo Media Ventures for 24 million Euro, read here (Sorry, dutch only).
    

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Re: Tulip sells Commodore
Posted on 28-Dec-2004 23:48:38
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HEY. But i thought commodore was dead.



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I once thought the Amiga was dead

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@thread

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Tulip sells Commodore for 24 millions euro to its subsidiary company to the American Yeahronimo media ventures.


If this translation is accurate doesn't this part say a little more of this deal?

If American Yeahronimo is a subsidiary company then they're only moving money around in the company.

They could be doing this for a number of reasons, tulip may need a large sum of pengar right now or they may be working a large scale scam (wouldn't be the first time) before they retire American Yeahronimo or maybe it's what it says in the translation Quote:
The turnover of 24 millions has been partly related to the future turnover of Commodore.
which at a guess means they believe Commodore will be worth this much at least in the future?

In the end I really couldn't care because this has nothing to do with Amiga anymore anyway.


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@nicholas

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...made by the genius Jeri Ellsworth perhaps?


Was I the only one to see the word "evil" in there? The word "genius" doesn't really ever get used except as part of the phrase "evil genius"

(Not that I think that Jeri is - or looks - evil! )


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@Nicholas I doubt Jeri could design that, guess most documentation on the chipsets are lost and they would also need to license the Amiga name (which Should cost them $millions:)

Over at amiganews.de someone claimed to have access to a warehouse with all scematics of all the custom chips/circuit bords both on paper and tape (including some Amigas that were never released) plus much more Interesting stuff from Commodore (like 5k A1200 chipsets, mainboards, manuals of all kinds, almost all the documentation that was ever archived at Westchester, ...) that was 2 months ago.

Jens Schoenfeld and Harald Frank seemed to be interested in getting all those rarities but I don't know if they did.

Link
Unfortunatly in German...

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If this translation is accurate doesn't this part say a little more of this deal?

No, it's not correct;

Computerfabrikant Tulip verkoopt zijn dochteronderneming Commodore voor 24 miljoen euro aan het Amerikaanse Yeahronimo Media Ventures.

Translates to something like this ; PC maker Tulip is selling it's subsidiary company Commodore to the American Yeahronimo media ventures.


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Yeah that would make a lot of difference!

Well Tulip certainly made a nice deal there!


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If you scroll down the page you can read about

"The strength of YMV?s results reflects increasing traction in the online music market and a favorable mix toward subscribers. We are excited by numerous near-term business catalysts for YMV including the full implementation of our partnership with Commodore, the upcoming consumer launch of, and device support for, the ?Commodore Digital Media Player? and its subscription service.?

But the question is what is so special in that Player? (exept from the Commodore name)

 
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Other few details on the Yeahronimo website


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Also mentioned on the Register (with a slight technical inaccuracy about Tulip owning the Amiga). http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/29/tulip_sells_commodore/


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This is the original UK pressrelease from Tulip:

PRESSRELEASE


TULIP COMPUTERS SELLS COMMODORE TO YEAHRONIMO MEDIA VENTURES INC.



Amersfoort, 27 December 2004


Tulip Computers NV (Tulip Computers) signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc. (YMV) stating that Tulip Computers sells her subsidiary Commodore International BV for an amount of ? 24 million. With this takeover YMV will get full control of the brand Commodore in order to further develop a worldwide entertainment concept.

Selling the Commodore brand is one of the initiatives deriving from the core activity Technology Sales. This activity is focused on both commercializing technology know how and intellectual property rights by starting license contracts and partnerships, mostly in combination with the introduction of new product lines.

Transaction
Both companies will during the forthcoming weeks, including a due diligence investigation, based on this LOI conclude a final Agreement. The takeover concerns the immediate transfer of all rights concerning the brand Commodore inclusive the current portfolio, the recently started projects and partnership agreements. The guaranteed sales price of ? 24 million, which partly is related to future revenue of Commodore activities, will be paid in installments latest at October 31, 2010. Tulip Computers expect a contribution of approximately ? 4 million for result of 2004.

Immediately after signing of the formal Agreement, Tulip Computers will deliver the majority of the shares of Commodore International BV to YMV. The delivery of the remainder of the shares of Commodore International BV will made in installments according the realization of the agreed payment schedule. Besides the initial transaction parties agreed that Tulip Computers will remain active in the sales network of YMV including a supportive role in the development of Commodore. Tulip Computers also remains the right in the net proceeds deriving from infringements made on intellectual property rights in the period before the transaction.

Growth Strategy
This transaction allows Tulip Computers to focus more rapidly on the targeted growth of the remaining core activities. For Tulip Computers expansion and innovation of the current portfolio is an important aspect of its strategy. This means that there will be a strong focus on the expansion possibilities inside and outside Europe for its constantly growing Conceptronic brand. Besides this expansion, the Commodore transaction creates the opportunity to speed up the development of the recently acquired tablet PC product line. Tulip Computers? subsidiary in Taiwan, develops and distributes these innovative tablet PCs worldwide under the brand name PaceBlade.



The current product portfolio of Tulip Computers also exists of a Tulip product line for the medical market and consultancy and training activities offered through its education center New Level.nl Besides goal oriented changes and new initiatives within the subsidiaries, Tulip Computers will also focus on innovative products and services like the recently acquired interest in the Tulip Ego, a distinctive lifestyle notebook.

Tulip Computers ? goal is to grow the commercializing of these innovative technology concepts as a step further in the implementation of its strategy generating revenue out of know how and technology and in addition to realize its goal to differentiate itself through design in the ICT market.

Over Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc.
Yeahronimo Media Ventures (YMV) was founded July 2004 by SATXS Communications BV and Yeahronimo NV. YMV has its headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, and a Dutch office in Baarn. YMV has grown rapidly from a pioneer to a full service company of digital media and content distribution.

As a total supplier of legal music downloads, sport programs and live concerts, YMV allows the consumer to lean back and enjoy the best artists, soccer games, hockey and dance events like Sensations and DJ Tiësto in concert. YMV provides the full chain from content creation up to multi channel distribution via broadband, cable and satellite.

YMV already obtained the rights from Tulip Computers for music, games and in the near future the digital distribution for movies through the CommodoreWorld portal and the online sales of Commodore hardware.

Internet : www.ymvinc.com

 
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For a better new article here it is in clear english. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/29/tulip_sells_commodore/

 
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Re: Tulip sells Commodore
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Well, there was a few pictures somewhere from a party (Amiwest something?) she attended where the photographer had managed to make her pupils bright red on every photo, so you never know

That looked quite evil, in my humble (and scared) opinion


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What's this headache..ohh...I can see the next head line....

www.THEREGISTER.CO.UK
1 th January 2005.
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Yeahronimo aquires Amiga from KMOS !
Expext an executive update in the next few weeks.

HAHAHA


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The only result google comes up with when searching for KMOS and yeahronimo points back to a thread here at amigaworld in 2003!!!


found this one just a few min. ago....its better

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041228/latu015_1.html

Who's doing business out of Dallis Texas?


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Over at amiganews.de someone claimed to have access to a warehouse with all scematics of all the custom chips/circuit bords both on paper and tape (including some Amigas that were never released) plus much more Interesting stuff from Commodore (like 5k A1200 chipsets, mainboards, manuals of all kinds, almost all the documentation that was ever archived at Westchester, ...) that was 2 months ago.

Jens Schoenfeld and Harald Frank seemed to be interested in getting all those rarities but I don't know if they did.


Good link.....did a babilfish on it.

"Manual in the original unused and additionally still all at all ever diagrams and note from Westchester, archived by Commodore. approx.. 120000 A4 sides as copy when desired also on volume (however in the Unix and/or Mentorformat and only with Apolloworkstations readably. The 500 volumes lie still in NY in a Warehouse hermetically packed.)
There everything is drauf which in Westchester on Tape was present ever. Documents and/or Schematics of the computers like e.g., never built, A 2200/2400. Was an intermediate part from A2000 and A4000. However due to of AGA never one built. All diagrams and mechanical designs of the CD 32 variants never built. Besides the VHDL files of the AKIKOs and the Lisa. Yes, those were converted in Westchester times to the fun by 2 people on VHDL and fit beautifully into a Xilinx FPGA. All Schematics (A3 copies approx.. 5000 sheets) of the logic (those were drawn still all beautifully as Schematics) of Alice/Agnugs/Paula(ohne analog part) Agnus/LISA, Budgie etc. etc. /Denise/Fat. Actually of all Customchips. Collection is complete up to the analog part of the Paula. Also still there so approx. 5K chip sets are. To build all necessary around a A1200 and/or a CD 32. So approx.. 10000 Akikos and 5-6 K printed circuit boards CD 32 fly also still rum. Can you times announce:)"

I can confirm part of this story and clear some things up.

1st.) the chipsets are not lost, many backups are around.

2nd) All this stuff listed above was purchased by Escom that went bust. This is where things get confusing. My understand from all the docs I have, is that all this material (on paper) was transfered to "optical storage" by a former east german firm for Escom. They were the former east german police spy organization and Escom contracted them, cause they were good at it.

Did they finish the job, get paid unkown?



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