End Of Life Notice Issued For Intel Edison, Galileo, And Joule Development Boards

The world of microelectronics is a story rich with success, failure, and products that never seemed to gain traction despite the best efforts of their manufacturer to make them a hit, and the story of Intel’s push into the maker movement seems to be of the latter. Early on the morning of June 19, 2017 news began to circulate that Intel has began the End Of Life (EOL) process for its line of maker-friendly development boards. The development boards in question are the Intel Edison, Joule, and Galileo. Released over the last few years, these boards were the crowning jewels in Intel's first official move into the world of IoT, and were each welcomed with open arms by the maker community, but the hype never seemed to catch on. Dozens of articles were written about the impact these modules would have on the maker scene, but like many other “game changing” development products, the lack of libraries, community, and project tutorials prevented these modules from becoming mainstream hardware that was coveted by makers worldwide.


Intel Ediston and other IoT boards enter EOL


Conformation of the Edison, Joule, and Galileo entering EOL was found on Intel’s QDMS Search PCN Database, and was first published by Hack-A-Day on June 19th. The modules were placed in the EOL queue on June 16th, 2017, and will continue to be sold by retailers until the end of 2017. At the time of this writing, Intel has not issued an official statement on the three discontinued boards, and their various incarnations, but we will update this posting if an official release is published. If you would like to purchase one of these boards before they are sold out, check out the Amazon.com links below. By purchasing from these links, you help support The Makers Workbench through Amazon's affiliate program.


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