On June 27th, 1972 Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney officially created their own company named Syzygy Co.. each contributing a $250 share, most from the meager profits earned from Computer Space     Bushnell said they decided on Syzygy because “I thought it was a cool name when I found it in the dictionary” However, They soon discovered that the name Syzygy was already taken by a roofing company (although they continued to use it for couple years afterwards to describe their engineering process), so they had to choose another name