News | August 5, 2021

Full Speed Automation Acquires Renetec's Pyxis Platform


Full Speed Automation, the manufacturing automation company founded by the former head of Core Automation Engineering at TESLA, has announced the purchase of Renetec's Pyxis Platform (“Pyxis”) for embedded Graphical User Interface (GUI) development.

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From left to right: Full Speed Automation (Hugues Gontier & Luc Leroy) and Renetec (Igor & Sasha Shturma) (Photo: Business Wire)

From left to right: Full Speed Automation (Hugues Gontier & Luc Leroy) and Renetec (Igor & Sasha Shturma) (Photo: Business Wire)

Pyxis will be an important piece of the puzzle in Full Speed Automation's solution for manufacturing. By bringing web tools into the embedded world, Pyxis will significantly reduce time to develop interfaces and improve usability and overall aesthetics of end-solutions.

“Pyxis' unique abilities to execute and combine both web and native code in a single embedded runtime dramatically extends the reach of VITESSE™, our no-code manufacturing platform,” says Luc Leroy, founder and CEO of Full Speed Automation.

"We couldn't wish for a better company than Full Speed Automation to grow the Pyxis Platform," said Renetec CEO Sasha Shturma. "Our vision for the product is fully aligned with Full Speed Automation's team. We’ve always wanted to democratize embedded GUI development and make it available for small and large companies alike. With Full Speed Automation, Pyxis will become an open-source platform which will significantly accelerate our common mission."

About Renetec, Inc.: Renetec, a 500 Startups portfolio company, was founded in 2019 by ex-Facebook and Tesla engineers. The company is a manufacturer of display modules and a provider of software development kits for embedded GUI development. In addition, Renetec launched a touch-free vending solution for traditional vending machines in 2020.

About Full Speed Automation, Inc.: Full Speed Automation enables production agility with intelligent automation software to bring back factories from overseas. The company was founded by Luc Leroy and Hugues Gontier. Luc joined Tesla to solve the Model 3 "automation hell". He developed the Core Automation Engineering team and set up the new controls and software architecture for Gigafactory Shanghai, battery cells and Model Y production lines. VITESSE (=V=), the company’s first product, is the world’s first no-code automation controls platform. It enables fast bring-up and rapid iterations. Full Speed Automation is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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