While this was good news for most of the Dutch employees, the UK division's 1,000 workers received very disturbing news late in the week when it was decided that Escom UK would have to be shut down after no buyers were found for the operation. Receivers for the company noted that discussions will continue with potential investors but that the high costs of continuing the operation have forced the decision to shut down.
Escom's sale of Amiga Technologies to Chicago-based VIScorp was finalized on July 18th. VIScorp takes complete control of all Amiga-based assets on the 19th of August.
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