The Lynx range of home computers were manufactured by Cambridge based start-up, Camputers Ltd, one of several small firms to spring up around the Cambridge area in the early 1980s, hoping to cash in on the success of Sinclair's ZX81 and ZX Spectrum computers. The designer of the Lynx was John Shireff and several models were available with 48 kB, 96 kB or 128 kB RAM
Camputers ceased trading in June 1984. Anston Technology took over in November the same year and a re-launch was planned but never happened. In June 1986, Anston sold everything - hardware, design rights and thousands of cassettes - to the National Lynx User Group. The group planned to produce a Super-Lynx but was too busy supplying spares and technical information to owners of existing models, and the project never came into being.