(written from a Production point of view)
Atari, founded in 1972, is a corporate brand name that has since been owned by several companies. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Infogrames.
Atari is known for publishing the first videogame, PONG. Atari also developed one of the earliest dedicated gaming systems. Only two Star Trek video games were released for Atari the systems, Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator for the 2600 and 5200, and Star Trek: The Rebel Universe for the ST, though games based on the first, second and third films were developed but never released due to the video game industry crash of 1983.
More recently, Atari was involved in the publishing and distribution of Star Trek Online, a game developed by Cryptic Studios. In late May 2011, Atari sold their interests in Cryptic Studios to Perfect World, a company based out of China.