Intel Issues End-of-Life Notices for Galileo / Galileo 2, Edison and Joule Boards & Modules

While I’m not sure many of my readers are using them, Intel introduced several IoT development kits and modules over the years, with products like Intel Galileo, followed by Galileo 2, Edison module development board all based on Quark processors, and more recently Intel Joule modules powered by Intel Atom T550x / T570x processors.

The three boards / modules and corresponding modules will soon be no more, as Intel issues three end-of-life (EOL) notices for:

  • Intel Galileo Board, and Intel Galileo Gen2 Board Products – PDF
  • Select Intel Edison Compute Module, Intel Edison Breakout Board, Intel Edison Kit for Arduino, and Intel Edison Breakout Board Kit Products – PDF
  • Intel Joule 570x Compute Module, Intel Joule 550x Compute Module, Intel Joule 570x Developer Kit and, Intel Joule 550x Developer Kit Products – PDF

All three follow the same “forecasted key milestones”:

  • June 16, 2017 – Product Discontinuance Program Support Begins
  • July 16, 2017 – Product Discontinuance Demand To Local Intel Representative
  • September 16, 2017 – Last Product Discontinuance Order Date
  • September 16, 2017 – Orders are Non-Cancelable and Non-Returnable After
  • December 16, 2017 – Last Product Discontinuance Shipment Date

EOL notices are normal, and potentially understandable for Galileo and Edison products announced in 2013 and 2014, but Intel Joule modules were just announced last August, so they may not have been used any products considering development time, and I can’t even find Atom T5500/550X or T5700/570x on Intel Ark website. So it does not look good for Intel’s IoT initiatives. Note that some Edison modules will be sold in 2018, so not all SKUs are discontinued.

Via Hardware.info. Thanks to Sander for the tip.

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