Amiga development began in 1982 with Jay Miner, (developer of the Atari 800 chipset), as the chief hardware designer of Amiga Corporation. Initially it was thought of as a game console of the next generation amiga 500 , although it was finally redesigned as a general purpose computer after the "Crash of the video-game in North America in the year 1983 ". A prototype of the complete computer model, it was exposed to the public for the first time in the summer of 1984 at the "Consumer Electronics show " Fair. In order to capture the design of the computer to the market, Commodore International purchased Amiga Corporation, and financed the development of the computer. The first model was released in 1985 simply as "the Amiga from Commodore ", although it was later designated as "Amiga 1000 ". The following year the Amiga product line was expanded by the introduction of two new models, the "Amiga 2000 " for professional use and high graphics, and the "Amiga 500 " aimed at home use.
In 1994 Commodore was declared bankrupt and its assets were acquired by "Escom " manufacturer of "PC´s " of German origin, which created the subsidiary "Amiga Technologies ", which relaunched the models A1200 and a4000t, in addition to creating a new version 68060 of the model a4000t. However Escom also declared bankruptcy in the year 1997. The brand Amiga was then sold to another manufacturer of "PC´s ", "Gateway 2000 " which had great plans for "Amiga ", however on the 2000 Gateway sold the brand "Amiga " without launching any product. The current owner of the brand "Amiga INC " has the rights to sell hardware using the name "Amiga or AmigaOne " to the Commodore USA computer vendors, Eyetech Group, Ltd. And a-Eon Technology CVBA. The non-official clones of the "AmigaOne " were developed by Acube, an Italian hardware company.