Last week we received the unpleasant news of the abandonment by Intel of its own projects dedicated to the IoT and the world of SBC boards. Thus, Galileo, Edison and Joule, Intel's boards for these purposes have been canceled and unfortunately they are not the only ones.
Intel recently posted a news item related to its Arduino 101 Curie board, unpleasant news. Arduino 101 Curie will no longer be manufactured and distributed, like the rest of Intel's boards related to IoT.
This board was an Intel project that I was trying to combine the Arduino project with Intel technology, but the result has not been as beneficial or optimal as Intel thought. So Intel has decided to stop manufacturing these boards as well as canceled similar projects and future hardware updates, that is, Arduino 101 Curie 2 will not exist.
Intel will leave Arduino 101 Curie in the hands of its Community
But unlike other products, Intel has not closed the doors to this project but has abandoned it. Intel will receive orders for this board until September 17 and will only ship orders that they can fulfill based on remaining stock.
In any moment closes production to another company, so the Arduino 101 Curie can continue to exist but it will not depend on Intel but on another company or even the Arduino company itself that takes care of it.
In any case, Intel is clear that it leaves aside Free Hardware and the IoT world as we are knowing it, something negative both for users and for the companies that depend on it. And of course, we have to wait to know which company will take care of it and when it will have stock, something that is not yet known and we may never know.