The 1980s will surely go down in history as the year of the microchip. In 1980 17-year-old Don Mattick received an Apple computer for Christmas. The same year, 19-year-old Jeff Sember was given the same type of computer. Three years later, Don and Jeff’s computer game, Evolution, made its debut in Vancouver.
Don Mattrick co-founded Distinctive Software with Jeff Sember in 1982. Don also founded Unlimited Software in 1988 and later held different positions at Electronic Arts (EA) when Distinctive was acquired by that company in 1991. His last position at EA was president of Worldwide Studios until he resigned in February 2006 and began working as an external advisor with the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft.
In July 2007, Don actively joined Microsoft as head of Interactive Entertainment Business when Peter Moore left to become president of the EA Sports label at Electronic Arts.