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Amstrad plc
Type Public (LSE:AMT)
Founded 1968
Headquarters Brentwood, Essex, UK
Key people Alan Sugar, Founder, Chairman and CEO
Simon Sugar, Commercial Director
Industry Electronics
Revenue £91.65 million GBP (2006)
Operating income £26.94 million GBP (2006)
Net income £15.08 million GBP (2006)
Employees 85 (2005)
Website www.amstrad.com

Amstrad is a manufacturer of electronics based in Brentwood in Essex, England and founded in 1968 by Sir Alan Michael Sugar in the UK. The name is a contraction of Alan Michael Sugar Trading. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1980 and is still listed today. During the late 1980s, Amstrad had approximately 25% market share in the computing industry in Europe. As of 2006, Amstrad's main business is manufacturing Sky Digital interactive boxes. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The initials PLC after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Brentwood is a town and the principal settlement of the Borough of Brentwood, part of Essex in England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as, semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. ... For the tax agency in the United Kingdom of the same name, see HM Revenue and Customs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “GBP” redirects here. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as, semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. ... Brentwood is a town and the principal settlement of the Borough of Brentwood, part of Essex in England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ...

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Amstrad 7070 tape deck
Amstrad 7070 tape deck

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1960s and 1970s

Amstrad was founded in 1968 by its current Chairman and CEO, Alan Sugar. Amstrad entered the market in the field of consumer electronics. During the 1970s they were at the forefront of low-priced hi-fi, TV and car stereo cassette technologies. Lower prices were achieved by injection moulding plastic hi-fi turntable covers, undercutting competitors who used the vacuum forming process. Amstrad expanded to the production of audio amplifiers and tuners. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the spacecraft and the mission. ... The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ... Injection moulding is a manufacturing technique for making parts from thermoplastic material in production. ... Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, whereby a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto or into a single-surface mold, and held against the mold by applying vacuum between the mold surface and the sheet. ... Mission Cyrus 1 Hi Fi integrated audio amplifier An audio amplifier is an electronic amplifier that works with audio frequencies (generally 20 hertz to 20,000 hertz). ... A tuner is a device to adjust the resonant frequency of an antenna or transmission line to work most efficiently at one frequency or band of frequencies. ...


1980s

In 1980, Amstrad went public trading on the London Stock Exchange, and doubled in size each year during the early '80s. Amstrad began marketing their own home computers in an attempt to capture the market from Commodore and Sinclair, with the Amstrad CPC range in 1984. The CPC 464 was launched in the UK, France, Australia, Germany, Spain and Italy. It was followed by the CPC 664 CPC 6128 models. "Plus" variants later in the products lives increased their functionality slightly, while building in compatibility with the GX4000, Amstrad's short-lived foray into the video gaming world. Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 279 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 279 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Amstrad CPC 464 was an 8-bit home computer produced by Amstrad in the 1980s. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... Children playing on a Amstrad CPC 464 in the 1980s. ... Commodore, the commonly used name for Commodore International, was an American electronics company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania which was a vital player in the home/personal computer field in the 1980s. ... Sinclair Research Ltd was a home computer company founded by Sir Clive Sinclair in Cambridge, England. ... The Amstrad CPC was a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... The GX4000 was Amstrads short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. ...


In 1985, the business-oriented Amstrad PCW range was introduced, which were principally word processors running the CP/M operating system and the LocoScript word processing program. The "Amsoft" division of Amstrad was set up to provide in-house software and consumables. Amstrad briefly entered the video game console business with the GX4000 based on the CPC Plus hardware which failed to catch on. Amstrad PCW8512 Schneider Joyce The Amstrad PCW series (Personal Computer Word processor) was British company Amstrads versatile line of home/personal microcomputers pitched as a complete, integrated home/office solution. ... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... CP/M was an operating system originally created for Intel 8080/85 based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc. ... The opening Disc Management screen in LocoScript 1. ... A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or electronic device that manipulates the video display signal of a display device (a television, monitor, etc. ...

The ZX Spectrum +2. This was the first new Spectrum model released by Amstrad after their purchase of the range.
The ZX Spectrum +2. This was the first new Spectrum model released by Amstrad after their purchase of the range.

On 7 April 1986 Amstrad announced it had bought from Sinclair Research "...the worldwide rights to sell and manufacture all existing and future Sinclair computers and computer products, together with the Sinclair brand name and those intellectual property rights where they relate to computers and computer related products." [1] which included the ZX Spectrum, for £5 million. This included Sinclair's unsold stock of Sinclair QLs and Spectrums. Amstrad made more than £5 million on selling these surplus machines alone. Amstrad launched two new variants of the Spectrum: the ZX Spectrum +2, based on the ZX Spectrum 128, with a built-in tape drive (like the CPC 464) and, the following year, the ZX Spectrum +3, with a built-in floppy disk drive (similar to the CPC 664 and 6128), taking the 3" disks that many Amstrad machines used. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1846x708, 127 KB) Summary ZX Spectrum +2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1846x708, 127 KB) Summary ZX Spectrum +2. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The ZX Spectrum is a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... The Sinclair QL (for Quantum Leap), was a personal computer launched by Sinclair Research in 1984, as the successor to the ZX Spectrum. ... Typical 60-minute Compact Cassette. ... A floppy disk is a data storage device that is composed of a disk of thin, flexible (floppy) magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic shell. ...


The company produced a range of affordable MS-DOS-based, and later Windows-based personal computers, the first of which was the PC1512 at £399 in 1986. It was a success, capturing more than 25% of the European computer market. A year later, in 1987, the Amstrad PCW 8512 was released as a computer dedicated to word processing, it was priced at £499. In 1988 Amstrad attempted to make the first affordable portable personal computer with the PPC 512 / 640, introduced a year before the Macintosh Portable. It ran MS-DOS at 8MHz and its built-in screen could emulate the Monochrome Display Adapter or Color Graphics Adapter. Amstrad's final (and ill-fated) attempts to exploit the Sinclair brand were based on the company's own PCs; a compact desktop PC derived from the PPC 512, branded as the Sinclair PC200, and the PC1512 rebadged as the Sinclair PC500. Microsofts disk operating system, MS-DOS, was Microsofts implementation of DOS, which was the first popular operating system for the IBM PC, and until recently, was widely used on the PC compatible platform. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... The Amstrad PC1512 was Amstrads mostly IBM PC-compatible home computer system. ... Word processing, in its now-usual meaning, is the use of a word processor to create documents using computers. ... The Amstrad PPC512 and Amstrad PPC640 were the first portable IBM PC compatible computers made by Amstrad. ... The Macintosh Portable was Apple Computers first attempt at making a portable Macintosh personal computer that held the power of a desktop Macintosh and included the capabilities of a professional business Macintosh such as the Macintosh IIci. ... Microsofts disk operating system, MS-DOS, was Microsofts implementation of DOS, which was the first popular operating system for the IBM PC, and until recently, was widely used on the PC compatible platform. ... Green screen driven by a Monochrome Display Adapter The Monochrome Display Adapter (MDA, also MDA card, Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter, MDPA) introduced in 1981 was IBMs standard video display card and computer display standard for the PC. The MDA did not have any graphics mode of any kind... The Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), introduced in 1981, was IBMs first color graphics card, and the first color computer display standard for the IBM PC. The standard IBM CGA graphics card was equipped with 16 kilobytes of video memory. ...


1990s

In the early 1990s, Amstrad began to focus on portable computers rather than desktop computers. In 1990, Amstrad tried to enter the gaming market with the Amstrad GX4000, similar to what Commodore did at the same time with the C64C and the C64 GS. The console was a commercial failure, becoming less popular because it used 8-bit technology unlike the 16-bit Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo. In 1993, Amstrad was licenced by Sega to produce a system which was similar to the Sega TeraDrive, going by the name of the Amstrad Mega PC, to try and regain their image in the gaming market. The system didn't succeed as well as expected, mostly due to its high initial retail price of £599. In that same year, Amstrad released the PenPad, a PDA similar to the Apple Newton, and released only weeks before it. It was a commercial failure, and had several technical and usability problems. It lacked most features that the Apple Newton included, but had a lower price at $450. Desktop computer with several common peripherals (Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone and a printer) A desktop computer is a personal computer made for use on a desk in an office or home and is distinguished from portable computers such as laptops or PDAs. ... The GX4000 was Amstrads short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. ... Commodore, the commonly used name for Commodore International, was an American electronics company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania which was a vital player in the home/personal computer field in the 1980s. ... The Commodore 64 is the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. ... The Commodore C64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) was the cartridge-based game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) is a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Sega Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... The TeraDrive was a 16-bit PC with an integrated Mega Drive, manufactured by IBM for Sega. ... The Mega PC was manufactured and released by Amstrad in 1993 under licence from Sega, which was a similar, but unrelated system to the Sega TeraDrive. ... 1993 saw Amstrad release a handheld computer capable of handwriting recognition just weeks before the launch of Apples eagerly awaited Newton. ... User with PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... // Bold textBold textItalic text It has been suggested that Apple Newton Software be merged into this article or section. ... // Bold textBold textItalic text It has been suggested that Apple Newton Software be merged into this article or section. ...


As Amstrad began to concentrate less on computers and more in communication, they purchased several telecommunications businesses including Betacom, Dancall Telecom, Viglen Computers and Dataflex Design Communications during the early 1990s. Amstrad has been a major supplier of set top boxes to UK satellite TV provider Sky since its launch in 1989. Amstrad was key to the introduction of Sky, as it was the only manufacturer producing receiver boxes and dishes at the system's launch, and has continued to manufacture set top boxes for Sky, from analogue to digital and now including Sky's Sky+ digital video recorder. Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Betacom Betacom is an electronics company specialising in audio and visual products. ... Viglen Ltd is a solution and managed service provider, providing technological solutions; Storage Systems, Server and Workstation deployments, Data Communications (inc Voice). ... The term set-top box describes a device that connects to a television and some external source of signal, and turns the signal into content then displayed on the screen. ... An Earth observation satellite, ERS 2 For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Television (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a satellite cable set-top box. ...


In 1997, Amstrad PLC was wound up, its shares being split into Viglen and Betacom instead. Betacom PLC was then renamed Amstrad PLC.


The same year, Amstrad supplied set top boxes to Australian broadcaster Foxtel, and in 2004 to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia. In 2000, Amstrad released the first of its combined telephony and e-mail devices, called the e-m@iler. This was followed by the e-m@ilerplus in 2002, and the E3 Videophone in 2004. Amstrad’s UK e-m@iler business is operated through a separate company, Amserve Ltd which is 89.8% owned by Amstrad and 10.2% owned by DSG International plc (formerly Dixons plc). On 31 July 2007 it was announced that broadcaster BSkyB had agreed to buy Amstrad for about £125m.[1] Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... SKY Italia is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by News Corporation. ... In telecommunication, Telephony encompasses the general use of equipment to provide voice communication over distances. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The United Kingdom based DSG International plc (formerly Dixons Group plc) is one of the largest consumer electronics retailers in Europe. ... Dixons is an electrical retailer in the UK and Republic of Ireland, and is owned by DSG International plc (formerly Dixons Group). ...


Amstrad has also produced a variety of home entertainment products over their history, including hi-fis, televisions, VCRs, and DVD players. Recently, Amstrad has also started producing animatronic Alan Sugar heads. High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ... Internal Links Related to Video recorder Digital video recorder Video tape recorder Videocassette recorder Video Recordings Act 1984 ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ...


Following the success of the US version of the The Apprentice television series, Sir Alan Sugar has continued in Donald Trump's footsteps, with The Apprentice (UK), The Apprentice is a British reality television series in which a group of aspiring young businessmen and women compete for the chance to become an apprentice to British business magnate Sir Alan Sugar, with the winner given a £100,000-a-year job working for his electronics manufacturing company Amstrad. ... The Apprentice is a British reality television series in which a group of aspiring young businessmen and women compete for the chance to become an apprentice to British business magnate Sir Alan Sugar, with the winner given a £100,000-a-year job working for his electronics manufacturing company Amstrad. ...


2007: BSkyB Takeover

In July 2007 BSkyB announced a takeover of Amstrad for some £125m,[1] a 23.7% premium on its market capitalization, netting Sir Alan Sugar a personal profit of some £35m.


BSkyB had been a major client of Amstrad, accounting for some 75% of sales for its 'set top box' business. Having supplied BSkyB with hardware since its inception in 1998, market analysts had noted the two companies becoming increasingly close in recent years. Amstrad is set to be subsumed into the £12bn BSkyB group.


Alan Sugar noted he would like to continue to play a part in the business, but that:


“I turn 60 this year and I have had 40 years of hustling in the business, but now I have to start thinking about my team of loyal staff, many of whom have been with me for many years.”


Computer product lines

Home computers

  • CPC464 (64 KiB RAM, cassette drive)
  • CPC472 (same as CPC464 but with 72 KiB instead of 64 KiB)
  • CPC664 (3 inch internal disk variant of CPC464)
  • CPC6128 (128 KiB version of the CPC664 with 3 inch Disk)
  • 464 Plus (CPC464 with enhanced graphics and sound)
  • 6128 Plus (CPC6128 with enhanced graphics and sound)
  • GX4000 (games console based on 464 Plus)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 (Re-engineered ZX Spectrum 128 with tape drive)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 (ZX Spectrum +2 with 3 inch disk drive)

The Amstrad CPC was a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... According to the International Electrotechnical Commission a kibibyte (a contraction of kilo binary byte) is a unit of information or computer storage. ... The ZX Spectrum is a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ...

Word processors

  • PCW8256 (Z80, 3.5 MHz, 256 KiB RAM, single 180 kB 3" floppy drive, dot-matrix printer, green screen)
  • PCW8512 (same as PCW8256 but with 512 KiB RAM, 180 kB 3" A: drive, 720 kB 3" B: drive)
  • PCW9512 (Z80, 3.5 MHz, 512 KiB RAM, single or dual 720 kB 3" floppy drives, daisywheel printer, "paper white" screen)
  • PcW9256 (Z80, 3.5 MHz, 256 KiB RAM, single 720 kB 3.5" floppy drive, dot-matrix printer, "paper white" screen)
  • PcW9512+ (same as PCW9512 but with single 3.5" 720 kB floppy drive)
  • PcW10 (same as PcW9256 but with 512 KiB RAM and a built-in parallel port)
  • PcW16 (Z80, 16 MHz, single 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy drive, new machine not directly compatible with old PCWs)

Amstrad PCW8512 Schneider Joyce The Amstrad PCW series (Personal Computer Word processor) was British company Amstrads versatile line of home/personal microcomputers pitched as a complete, integrated home/office solution. ...

Notepad computers

  • NC100 (Z80, 64 KiB RAM, 80×8 character LCD)
  • NC150 (NC100 with 128 KiB RAM, floppy disk interface and NC200 firmware — sold in France and Italy)
  • NC200 (Z80, 128 KiB RAM, adjustable 80×16 character LCD, 3.5 in floppy disk drive)

The Amstrad NC100 was an A4-size, portable Z80-based computer, released by Amstrad in 1992. ... The NC150 is an intermediate version of the NC100 and NC200 computers, and was available only in Italy and France. ... The Amstrad NC100 was an A4-size, portable Z80-based computer, released by Amstrad in 1992. ...

PC compatibles

  • PC1512 (Intel 8086, 8 MHz, 512 KiB RAM, CGA Graphics) - Marketed in the United States as the PC5120
  • PC1640 (Intel 8086, 8 MHz, 640 KiB RAM, MDA/Hercules/CGA/EGA Colour Graphics) - Marketed in the United States as the PC6400
  • PPC512 (Portable using NEC V30 processor, 512 KiB RAM, non-backlit Supertwist CGA, one or two 720 kB 3.5" floppy drives) - released around the same time as the PC1512.
  • PPC640 (Portable using NEC V30 processor, 640 KiB RAM, non-backlit Supertwist CGA, one or two 720 kB 3.5" floppy drives, internal modem) - released around the same time as the PC1640.
  • Sinclair PC200 (integral desktop PC for home computer market based on PPC512)
  • Sinclair PC500 (rebadged PC1512)
  • PC1286
  • PC1386 (Intel 80386SX CPU, 20 MHz, 1 MiB RAM)
  • PC2086 (Intel 8086 CPU, 8 MHz, 640 KiB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1989
  • PC2286 (Intel 80286 CPU, 12.5 MHz, 1 MiB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1989
  • PC2386 (Intel 80386DX CPU, 20 MHz, 4 MiB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1989. Due to a problem with the on-board Seagate hard drive controllers which shipped with the Amstrad PC2386, these had to be recalled and fitted with Western Digital controllers on one of the four available ISA explansion slots. Amstrad sued but following bad press over problems with data corruption and crashing Amstrad lost its lead in the European PC market despite the prompt recall of affected computers.
  • PC3086 ( 8 MHz 8086 CPU, 640 KiB RAM)
  • PC3286 (16 MHz 80286 CPU, 1 MiB RAM)
  • PC3386SX (20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 1 MiB RAM)
  • PC4386SX (20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 4 MiB RAM)
  • PC5086 (8 MHz 8086 CPU, 640 KiB RAM)
  • PC5286 (16 MHz 80286 CPU, 1 MiB RAM)
  • PC5386SX (20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 2 MiB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1991
  • PC6486SX
  • PC7000 series: PC7286, PC7386SX, PC7486SLC
  • PC8486
  • PC9486 (25 or 33 MHz 80486SX)
  • PC9555i (120 MHz Pentium)
  • ALT286 (laptop; 16 MHz 80286 CPU, 1 MiB RAM)
  • ALT386SX (laptop; 16 MHz 80386SX CPU, 1 MiB RAM)
  • ACL386SX (laptop; 20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 1 MiB RAM, colour TFT LCD)
  • ANB386SX (notebook; 80386SX CPU, 1 MiB RAM)

The Amstrad PC1512 was Amstrads mostly IBM PC-compatible home computer system. ... The Amstrad 286 PC2286 was launched 1989. ...

PC accessories

  • Amstrad DMP3000 dot matrix printer
  • Amstrad SM2400 2400 baud Internal modem (came with Mirror software)

References

  1. ^ a b BSkyB agrees £125m Amstrad deal. BBC News (2007-07-31). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  • Thomas, David. Alan Sugar - the Amstrad Story (1991), paperback ISBN 0-330-31900-0.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

The Amstrad PC1512 was Amstrads mostly IBM PC-compatible home computer system, first manufactured in 1986. ... Amstrad Action was a monthly magazine, published in the United Kingdom, which catered to owners of home computers from the Amstrad CPC range. ... The NC150 is an intermediate version of the NC100 and NC200 computers, and was available only in Italy and France. ... The Amstrad NC100 was an A4-size, portable Z80-based computer, released by Amstrad in 1992. ... The Amstrad NC100 was an A4-size, portable Z80-based computer, released by Amstrad in 1992. ...

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