Arduino AG is the official Arduino company. A company that contains the proprietary brands of Arduino and also responsible for launching and producing some of the project boards. This company has been sold in its entirety to the BCMI company, becoming the property of the BCMI owners.
However, this news that seems sad a priori, it is not. BCMI is the current company of several co-founders of the Arduino project, so we can say that BCMI has bought Arduino AG or also that Arduino AG has recovered the co-founders of the original project.
After this acquisition, some positions will be changed, such as the position of Arduino Technical Director or President of the Company who will be occupied by Massimo Banzi; o Fabio Violante, who will be the new CEO of Arduino, who has indicated that he will continue working on bringing Arduino to the Internet of Things. A market that will undoubtedly be the focus of many companies in the coming years.
Arduino AG contains all brands related to the Arduino project
For his part, Massimo Banzi has indicated and remarked that this it's the beginning of a new era for Arduino, an era in which the company will be economically strengthened and will renew its commitments to Hardware and Free Software.
It seems like this is new news for Arduino users. At least news that ensure the success of the project and the availability of the most popular and most requested plates of the project such as Arduino Nano, Arduino Mega or Arduino UNO.
The IoT market has a great future and Arduino has a lot to say about it, but it is also true that in in recent months several companies have canceled their projects related to IoT. This may be an opportunity for Arduino AG, BCMI and the Arduino Project Don't you think so?