What is ArchiMate?
ArchiMate was developed in the Netherlands by a project team from the Telematica Instituut in cooperation with several Dutch partners from government, industry and academia during 2002-2004. In 2008, the ownership and stewardship of ArchiMate were transferred to The Open Group (TOG). In 2009 TOG published the ArchiMate as a formal technical standard. In 2012 the ArchiMate 2.0 standard was published, in 2013 it was updated and the current version 2.1 was released. [Source]