Intel has signed a collaboration agreement with leading open-source hardware platform Arduino to get into smaller devices. Giant chipmaker also announces its first Arduino-compatible development board called Intel Galileo. 50,000 Intel Galileo quark boards will be donated to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months.
Intel Corporation today announces its first Intel-based Arduino-compatible open-source development board called Intel Galileo. Giant chipmaker has signed a collaboration agreement with Arduino LLC.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said, "Through our ongoing efforts in education, we know that hands-on learning inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and math. I've been a 'maker' for many years and am passionate about the exciting possibilities of technology and what can be created with it. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Arduino and to providing this community with some incredible Intel products that will help push the boundaries of our imaginations."
Arduino also helps non-technical people. Its development kits and software programming interface not only help artists, designers but also other do-it-yourself enthusiasts to create interactive objects or environments. Intel Galileo development board is the first family product by Intel and the Arduino community. Both will work "closely together on future products that bring the performance, scalability and possibilities of Intel technology to this growing community of makers."
Arduino community founder, Massimo Banzi said, "We're thrilled to be working with Intel and to having the performance of Intel technology for the first time in our development boards. I look forward to our collaboration and believe that our work together will produce some fantastic development vehicles that help foster some very exciting innovations."
Intel really aims to get into smaller devices and it want to spread it all over. Intel CEO also announced a big donation. 50,000 Intel Galileo boards will be donated to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months.