Gumstix develops and builds their own computers-on-module (COMs), compatible expansion boards, and single-board computers. Based in the Portola Valley, California, Gumstix was given its name because of the look of their first COM. It looked just like a stick of gum.
The designs of Gumstix COMs have always been closed, while their expansion boards have remained open-source. The schematics are published under a Creative Commons license.
Gumstix COMs include the Overo, DuoVero, and Verdex Pro Series. Their most popular single-board computer is the Pepper SBC, built with the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3359 processor.
Their products have been and are used in various educational, commercial, and hobbyist settings. Some common applications include uses in handheld products, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, power management, and even medical devices.