Amiga engineer Dave Needle dies

Co-creator of Atari Lynx and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer passes away peacefully

Veteran engineer Dave Needle, a key engineer behind the original Amiga computer, has died. As reported by Retro Computing News, Needle passed away peacefully on Friday evening.

Needle had been a key player at Amiga on the Lorraine project, which would eventually become the company's first product, the Amiga 1000.

While at Amiga, Needle found a collaborator in R.J. Mical. They would later team together to create Atari's Lynx handheld, as well as the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer.

Photo credit: Mike Brantley

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James Boulton Owner, Retro HQ Ltd2 years ago
Eurgh, very sad news. :( The Atari Lynx hardware is a lovely piece of work, as is the Amiga chipset. Machines which got me into this industry in the first place and also spurred my interest in hardware design.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by James Boulton on 22nd February 2016 5:48pm

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Tom Keresztes Programmer 2 years ago
Just like the Amiga: Born a Champion !
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