Mactell, the peripherals manufacturer, announced its closure yesterday. Once focused on the sale and manufacture of PowerPC Macintosh clones, the company migrated to the peripherals market after Apple ceased its clone-licensing programme.

Among other things, Mactell sold CPU performance upgrades, FireWire compatible storage peripherals, and other accessories. The company also announced a Voodoo3 card for the Mac last July.

Facing debt-related lawsuits - that Mactell claims stem from Apple's hasty closure of the clone market - and unable to pay its debts, or fund litigation, the company has decided to cease trading.