Parallax Inc. is a privately held company in Rocklin, California. Parallax Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells BASIC Stamp microcontrollers, Propeller microcontrollers, microcontroller accessories (such as LCDs, sensors, RF modules, etc.), educational robot kits, and educational curriculum.
Parallax gained popularity and recognition initially for its significant success in the hobby and education markets, offering user-friendly and high-quality robotic and educational kits. Recently, however, Parallax's success in commercial markets has increased due to the 2006 release of the Propeller.