July 2, 2008
Tycoon in the Making
Amstrad stands for Alan Michael Sugar Trading, founded in 1968.
It went public in 1980 and doubled in size every year for five years.
In 1984 he launched the CPC-464 - the first mass - market home computer package with built-in tape recorder.
One of its most famous products was the ZX Spectrum+3 computer.
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