Intel has already revealed that the company will be withdrawing from the wearables market, and today has made a statement indicating it is also moving away from the maker board market, announcing the end of the Curie-based Arduino 101 development Board.
The announcement was made via the Intel developer community site, although support for the development Board will continue until June 2020 although everything will go read-only in just over a month’s time. Intel also has no plans to release an updated version of the Curie Open Development kit.
Intel has announced the end-of-life timeline for the Intel Curie module, and will discontinue manufacturing Arduino 101* development boards, powered by the Intel Curie module. Intel is actively working with alternative manufacturers to continue to make the Arduino 101* development board available to the market. To help customers manage through the Arduino 101* discontinuance, Intel will support last time orders of Arduino 101* products through September 17, 2017 and will fulfill those orders through December 17, 2017.
Software support for Arduino 101* and other Intel Curie-based development boards will continue to be provided through the Arduino IDE available for download from arduino.cc. There are no further software releases of the Intel® Curie™ Open Developer Kit (ODK) planned. The current level of community forum-based support for Intel Curie products will continue to be available from Intel through September 15, 2017. After September 15, 2017, Intel will make its online resources available for review only and maintain availability to the Intel Curie community until June 15, 2020. Files licensed under open source licenses will continue to be generally available in binary and source code on GitHub.