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8 January 2000

Amiga Incorporated has entered into a strategic relationship with Tao Groupfor the New Amiga

Contact: Francis Charig, Tao-Group         Bill McEwen, Amiga Incorporated         425.413.2620
Las Vegas, January 8, 2000 - Amiga Incorporated, a privately heldcompany based in Maple Valley, WA, has entered into a strategic relationshipwith the Tao Group as the new content platform foundation partner for thenew Amiga. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bill McEwen, AmigaPresident/CEO, said that the company selected Tao as the foundation partnerfor the new Amiga after reviewing numerous other potential partners. "Afterextensive research trawling the markets we found that Tao had the greatestsimilarities and strengths with our vision, and the capabilities to getthe job done". McEwen said. "Amiga with Tao together will bring a new levelof capabilities, portability and scalability never available before." "Taohas its roots in the Amiga so this is particularly satisfying for us" saidFrancis Charig, Chairman and CEO of Tao Group. "What makes this relationshipso exciting to Tao is the relationship we can enjoy with Amiga and theAmiga Community. The world has changed radically in the last few yearsand there is a vacuum in terms of content and software environments thatmeets the needs of the mass market. The skill sets of the Amiga communitycombined with the power and flexibility of Tao's software infrastructuremeans that the New Amiga can create the most compelling content for theemerging digital services and content markets."

Amiga Incorporated is dedicated to the development, design, and implementationof components, services, and models that support the digital experienceof tomorrow. Amiga lead the world into the multi-media experience in theearly 80's, and will lead it into the Digital content universe of the future.

Tao Group is an intellectual property generator and software companyspecializing in technologies for home and mobile networks. Incorporatedin 1992, the Company provides leading edge products for the emerging marketsof intelligent consumer devices. The company's philosophy is based on providingpowerful frameworks for use right across the range of networked appliancesfrom smart phones to digital television into which Tao's clients can buildin their own branding and incorporate their own added value. Tao's clientsinclude blue chip technology corporations in the United States, Japan andEurope. Motorola and Sony are investors in Tao Group. Tao is headquarteredin Reading, United Kingdom, with representation in Japan and the US, andits staff includes more than fifty world-class software engineers. Taois a Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Winner and has won a series of innovation

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