Intel, together with Arduino, announced the upcoming release of an affordable learning and development board ideal for entry-level makers and education environments.
The Intel-manufactured board will be sold under the Arduino 101 brand in the United States and under the Genuino 101 brand outside the United States. The product is powered by low-power Intel Curie module. Arduino 101 will be available in the first quarter of 2016 for a suggested retail price of $30.
According to the announcement, Arduino is easy to use and well-suited for foundational learning exercises. It features an accelerometer, gyroscope and Bluetooth Smart connectivity to enable the development of smart, connected devices.
“Empowering budding entrepreneurs and young students has always been a priority for Intel, and by partnering with Arduino, we are bringing the power of Intel to a new generation of makers,” said Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Technology Group.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform launched in 2005 to simplify the process of electronic prototyping and enable people with little or no technical background to build interactive products.
Recently, Intel and Letv Cloud Computing announced their partnership to focus on the development of new video technology.
Intel will join hands with Letv Cloud to coordinate global ecosystem resources, build global video cloud live playing ecosystem and offer high-performance video playing and best user experience in the future.
Latest report from Intel showed a dip in revenue to $14.47 billion in third quarter of 2015 from $14.6 billion.
The Santa Clara, California, company said its $3.11 billion net income dropped from $3.32 billion for the same period a year ago.
Intel’s business has suffered as consumers and companies are buying fewer PCs, while more people are turning to smartphones and tablets that use chips made by Intel’s competitors. Intel said its PC chips business fell 7 percent to $8.51 billion.