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Alan Sugar: The Amstrad Story

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The name is a contraction of A lan M ichael S ugar Trad ing. Most of them thought they were crude rubbish and most of them said as much. Alan decided that there was a market for low-price, value-for-money, amplifiers aimed at the ordinary consumer. thw

By combining the units into one, a single power supply would do and you could avoid all the connectors. Later “Plus” variants of the andlaunched inincreased their functionality slightly. Amstrad has also produced a variety of home entertainment sugr over their history, including hi-fi, televisions, VCRsand DVD players.

The Amsoft division of Amstrad was set up to provide in-house software and consumables.

No trivia or quizzes amstrrad. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Amstrad launched two new variants of the Spectrum: InAmstrad went public trading on the London Stock Exchangeand doubled in size each year during the early sttory.


Gemma rated it liked it Dec 18, Laura Armstrong marked it as to-read Mar 29, In the UK Amstrad was the first company to look at computing with an eye to producing something cheap and cheerful and in doing so they revolutionised the computer marketplace. Amstrad expanded to the marketing of low cost, low quality amplifiers and tunersimported from the Far East and badged with the Amstrad name for the UK suyar.


InAmstrad was licensed by Sega to produce a system which shgar similar to the Sega TeraDrivegoing by the name of the Amstrad Mega PCto try to regain their image in the gaming market. Youssif rated it it was amazing Dec 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. During the s they were at the forefront of low-priced hi-fi, TV and car stereo cassette technologies.

It was announced on 2 July that Sugar had stepped down as Chairman of Amstrad, which had been planned since BSkyB took over in Such companies are always interesting to users who know about computers because they make such impressive and admirable products.

The same year, Amstrad supplied set top boxes to Australian broadcaster Foxteland in to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

However, had enough time and energy left over to do a little work in his spare time. On leaving school his first job was with the Civil Service, processing statistics. Paul marked it as to-read Nov 14, Amstrad entered the market in the field of consumer electronics.


Published to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the flotation of Amstrad, this book tells of Alan Sugar’s rise from selling car aerials from the back of a van in the East End at 21, amstrwd become, according to Rupert Murdoch, probably Britain’s greatest entrepreneur and one of the richest men in Britain.

Having supplied BSkyB with hardware since its inception inmarket analysts had noted the two companies becoming increasingly close. Mihailo added it Mar 28, Josh Tarchala marked it as to-read Jan 15, It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in Sugra only the best Sugar biography out there, but a great book on its own, too.

The Amstrad Story by David Thomas. It was a commercial failure, and had several technical and usability problems. He discovered that they were being made by vacuum forming and that fhe moulding would be much cheaper — except that the price of the mould was high. Yannick marked it as to-read Aug 01, Preview — Alan Sugar by David Thomas.

Richard marked it as to-read Jan 26, Ben Pitts rated it it was ok Apr 08, InAmstrad tried to enter the video game console market with the Amstrad GXsimilar to what Commodore did at the same time with the C64 GS. Open Preview See a Problem? Brentwood, Essex storj, United Kingdom.