Massimo Banzi becomes (again) the new Chairman and CTO of Arduino

By on July 30, 2017
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We talked a lot about the fight around the Arduino brand.
In our post “Arduino vs Arduino: who will keep the brand?“, we analyzed the details of the problem and the vicissitudes that forced Massimo Banzi (one of Arduino’s Creators) to change the name of his board to Genuino.
At the end of last year, it seemed that Arduino and Genuino find a solution, but we didn’t see the results of this agreement.
But now a new era opens up!
Massimo Banzi is back on the throne and BCMI, the company founded by Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, David Mellis and Tom Igoe, co-founders of Arduino, announces that it has acquired 100% ownership of Arduino AG, the corporation which owns all of the Arduino trademarks.

 

PRESS RELEASE
A new era for Arduino begins today
Chiasso, Italy, July 28th 2017
BCMI, the company founded by Massimo Banzi,David Cuartielles, David Mellis and Tom Igoe, co-founders of Arduino,announces that today it has acquired 100% ownership of Arduino AG, the corporation which owns all of the Arduino trademarks.
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. Ourvision remains to continue to enable anybody to innovate with electronics for along 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.
 
About Arduino
 Arduino is the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem. The Company offers a range of software tools, hardware platforms and documentation enabling almost anybody to be creative with technology. Arduino is a popular tool for IoT product development as well as one of the most successful tools for STEM/STEAM education. Millions of designers, engineers, students, developers and makers around the world are using Arduino to innovate in music, games, toys, smart homes, farming, autonomous vehicles, and more.
About BCMI
BCMI is the the company formed in 2016 by Arduino’s co-founders Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, David Mellis, Tom Igoe, Fabio Violante and Moviri S.p.A.

About Boris Landoni

Boris Landoni is the technical manager of Open-Electronics.org. Skilled in the GSM field, embraces the Open Source philosophy and its projects are available to the community.

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