July 30, 1996: Atari, JTS Merger Approved
In a four minute meeting, the stockholders voted 42 million to 11 thousand in favor to the merge Atari and JTS in 1996. Because of the decision, Sam Tramiel picks up the severance checks, but agrees to stay in office while the company transitions. JTS held the Atari name until March 1998 when Hasbro bought the brand for 5 million dollars.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 30
- The Lisa Project starts
- The PowerPC alliance
- Time Warner joins the WiMAX revolution