Small computing firm in Cambridge, England. Came up with the Atom, a very basic home system, and then scored a deal with the BBC to produce the BBC Micro. This was followed by the Electron, the Master and Compact series, the Archimedes (1987), the Axxxx series and the RiscPC (1994). The last machine released was the A7000+, and Acorn withdrew from the personal computer market in 1998, cancelling their Pheobe (RiscPC 2) project. They changed their name to Element 14, and Pace bought the microcomputer part of their business. RISCOS is still developed by RISCOS Ltd. and clone machines are manufactured in England. They now focus on NC and similar technologies.