Now that the Rome maker faire has come to an end Arduino has followed the announcement of their new Arduino and Genuino 101 board earlier this month with the announcement that the company will be expanding its European manufacturing into Germany.
Watterott ElectronicsThe German-based manufacturer will be responsible for creating Arduino.cc boards are manufactured in China by Seeed and in the US by Adafruit and Sparkfun.
As explained earlier this year due to the loss of the Arduino trademark outside of Europe the new board manufactured in Germany will produced under license from Arduino.cc and those sold outside the US will carry the Genuino trademark. While Arduino boards produced for the US market will carry the Arduino trademark. Golem.de explains more (Google Translate) :
At the Maker Faire 2015 Shenzen have Seeedstudio and Arduino announced future to manufacture Arduino microcontroller boards under the Genuino label. These are not are new designs, but they correspond to your Arduino counterparts. So, for example, the same as the Arduino Uno Genuino Uno.
The Genuino boards of Seeedstudio aimed primarily at the Asian market, especially China. According to Massimo Banzi, Arduino-inventor, Arduino boards are extremely popular in China, replicas use the Arduino Logo but usually without permission. The Genuino logo is intended to help buyers, clearly identified, which actually support the Arduino board producer community.
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