Atari Signs $500 Million Contract with IBM (Jul.09,1993)

From: Atari SIG (xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 02/19/94-08:23:22 PM Z

From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Subject: Atari Signs $500 Million Contract with IBM (Jul.09,1993)
Date: Sat Feb 19 20:23:22 1994

 ::  Volume 2 - Issue 12     ATARI EXPLORER ONLINE          9 July 1993  ::

===============================================   last week that it
signed a $500 million multi-year contract with IBM to manufacture the
Atari Jaguar, Atari's 64-bit multimedia entertainment system. The
Jaguar, to be made at IBM's Charlotte, N.C., factory, is an
"interactive" video-game system which features over 16 million colors
and produces three-dimensional shapes. It will be available on a
limited basis in the fall, focusing on the New York market, with a
national roll-out expected next year and a retail price of
approximately $200. The Jaguar will be competing against a much-touted
interactive multiplayer set to be released this fall by start-up 3DO
Inc., expected to cost $700. Atari said the Jaguar project represents
one of IBM's first entries into manufacturing for the mass consumer
electronics market. IBM will assemble the Jaguar and be responsible
for the component sourcing, quality testing, packaging and
distribution. Atari announced plans for the Jaguar on June 3. The game
player will be based on an Atari-designed 64-bit processor and a sound
system based on Atari's digital signal processor.

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