Founding History of Atari

Founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.

Started design and development work in October 1970.

Incorporated Syzygy Engineering in November January 1971.

Unveiled their first product in October 1971.

Incorporated as Atari Inc. in June 1972.

Merged Syzygy Engineering and Atari Inc. in July 1972.

Raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sequoia Capital.

Acquired by Warner Communications in September 1976.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, USA.

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Year 1 of Atari


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Version 1 of Atari (Hardware)

AUG 1971

Stats of Atari (Pre-Sale)

1970 to 1973

1974 to 1976

Full Year 1 of Atari

Y1 of Atari.pdf

OCT 1970 to SEP 1971

Extras of Atari

Creation of the Video Game Industry

The Father of Electronic Gaming