The demise of Amiga should have come about when Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. It was, however, a survivor from the beginning. Even before it was a Commodore product.
The Amiga 1000 was released in 1985. It first ran on AmigaOS 1.0
Jay Miner, who had developed the Atari 800 chip set, created the Amiga Corporation to allegedly produce a games machine. Actual ambitions went beyond this application, however. This was especially the case when the US computer games market crashed in 1983. The world’s first multitasking computer was developed and – instead of getting bought and sunk by rivals like Apple – the Amiga Corporation was acquired by Commodore in 1984. Ten years later, Commodore was no more and the future of Amiga systems looked uncertain.