Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dead at 83
1945 - U.S. Army liberates Auschwitz.
1947 - Marries Helen Goldgrub. He immigrates to New York first.
1948 - Reunites with his wife, fathers his first child and joins the U.S. Army, which assigns him to repairing office equipment in New York.
1955 - Moves to Toronto to open a typewriter shop carrying the name Commodore Business Machines International. The company grows from importing typewriters to manufacturing the devices as well as adding machines. Tramiel becomes chief executive officer.
1962 - Commodore goes public.
1968 - Moves to Silicon Valley to capitalize on the developing electronics revolution and starts developing electronic calculators.
1976 - Acquires chip manufacturer MOS Technology to produce chips for his calculators. Introduces a Commodore Computer at Comdex.
1977 - Commodore's computer reaches the market.
1984 - Tramiel disagrees with a Commodore stockholder and he is ousted from the company. Warner Communications sells its Atari Corp. operation to Tramiel.
1996 - Tramiel sells financially troubled Atari to JTS, a disk-drive manufacturer.
1996 - Tramiel retires to live with his wife in Monte Sereno, California.
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