A new era has today started for BCMI the company founded by Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, David Mellis and Tom Igoe, co-founders of Arduino us today BCMI has announced that it has now acquired 100% ownership of Arduino AG, the corporation which owns all of the Arduino trademarks.
For those unfamiliar with Arduino it is an open source computer hardware and software platform with a huge worldwide community creating a wide variety of different projects using single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits.
The official Arduino website explained more about the acquisition of Arduino AG :
Following the acquisition, Mr. Massimo Banzi becomes the new Chairman and CTO of Arduino. Dr. Fabio Violante will be appointed as the new CEO, replacing Mr. Federico Musto who will pursue other opportunities outside Arduino AG.
“This is the beginning of a new era for Arduino in which we will strengthen and renew our commitment to open source hardware and software, while in parallel setting the company on a sound financial course of sustainable growth. Our vision remains to continue to enable anybody to innovate with electronics for a long time to come,” said Mr Banzi.
“I’m really excited and honoured to join Massimo, the co-founders and the amazing Arduino team as CEO. In the past two years we have worked very hard to get to this point. We envision a future in which Arduino will apply its winning recipe to democratize the Internet of Things for individuals, educators, professionals and businesses,” said Dr. Violante.