Atari SA (Société Anonyme) is a French international holding company, and current owner of the Atari brand name. It was formerly known as Infogrames Entertainment. Its subsidiaries include Atari Interactive and Atari Inc. (not to be confused with the original Atari Inc. founded in 1972).
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The company that currently bears the Atari brand name and logo is officiallyAtari SA, formerly known as Infogrames Entertainment SA. (IESA). In October 2008 Infogrames completed the purchase of Atari, Inc. , buying out all remaining public shares of the company for a total of $11 million making Atari, Inc. a privately held company and a fully owned subsidiary of Infogrames SA. All Atari subsidiaries were now held buy the holding company Infogrames SA. In May 2009 IESA announced that it would be changing its name to Atari SA. to remove the confusion surrounding the Atari and Infogrames brands.
Atari SA. , based in France now acts as a holding company for all the remaining Atari subsidiaries, (known collectively as Atari Group) the largest being Atari, Inc. based in the U. S. which accounted for more than 80% of consolidated revenue for the fiscal year 2009/2010.
Divisions of Atari SA include:Cryptic Studios (sold to Perfect World Entertainment in 2011)Atari London StudioEden GamesAtari Interactive, Inc. Atari, Inc. (a new subsidiary, not to be confused with the original Atari, Inc. )On April 19th, 2010 Atari, S. A. announced Nolan Bushnell, the founder of the original Atari company, along with Tim Virden would join the company's Board of Directors.
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