One of the key engineers of the original Amiga and co-creator of the Atari Lynx and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Dave Needle has passed away on Friday 19th February 2016 according to Retro Computing News.
Dave Needle worked on the Lorraine project, which went on to be branded as the Amiga 1000 when it launched in July 1985.
Working at the Amiga Corporation he also helped to develop the custom chips within the Amiga, the company went on to become a part of Commodore International.
Later, he teamed up with fellow Amiga Corporation engineer R. J. Mical at Epyx to develop the Atari Lynx and the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer.
As someone who grew up with an Amiga, we offer our sincere condolences to Dave Needle’s friends and family. His work had an endless impact on our and may other peoples lives.