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.
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 the NewCo.
“This is the beginning of a new era in which we will strengthen and renew our commitment to open source hardware and software, while in parallelsetting the company on a sound financial course of sustainable growth. Our vision 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 our motherboard will apply its winningrecipe to democratize the Internet of Things for individuals, educators,professionals and businesses,” said Dr. Violante.
A unified Arduino company does seem to be a step in the right direction.
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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
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