Here's an interview with Nico Zhao (President) and Brian Xia (CEO), the co-founders of Shenzhen MELE Digital Technology Ltd. They talk about how they started Mele making ARM7 and embedded Linux in hard drive based portable media players for the Aigo brand in 2004, after 2006/2007, Mele enabled the Realtek MIPS based Set-top-box market by adopting that Realtek processor for the multimedia player box (switching from Sigma Designs) and then how they've shifted to using ARM processors in the last year or two to run Android on their latest series of TV Set-top-boxes and bringing a whole range of new features with that.
Gennie Peng of Mele shows around the Mele Shenzhen Headquarters Management Offices as well as Mele's research and development, hardware, software, mechanical design, graphic design, testing, quality control and more. Also showing the CEO, President, Sales Manager offices, HR, Finance and everything else. Mele is a lead Allwinner A31/A20/A10 TV Box maker, probably one of the worldwide leaders in that ARM Powered Set-top-box segment.
Mele is probably one of the worlds biggest ARM Powered Android Set-top-box makers in the world. They manufacture up to 500 thousand Android ARM Set-top-boxes per month. On this Mele factory tour, 8 floors, 10 thousand square meters, One floor is for Management, one floor is for R&D the other floors are for the Factory. This tour shows the SMT lines that are gearing up to mass produce Allwinner A31, A20 PCBs that go in Mele's next generation Android Set-top-boxes. The next floor tour features the factory assembly lines, where the Mele factory workers are assembling the latest Mele Android set-top-boxes. Finally, this tour also shows Mele's storage area for packed Set-top-boxes to ship as well as storage area for components before assembly.
Innex shows a whole range of licensed designs for small toys featuring Nintendo characters, Hello Kitty, Star Wars and many other, game consoles that play original NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, wireless N64 and SNES remotes, portable SNES and Sega Genesis player and they are teasing a new home console that they'll release at E3 next month.
Here's a tour of the ICOO Tablet factory, it's on a Saturday so their 150 workers are at home. They make Rockchip RK3066, Allwinner A31, A31S, A20, A13 for $48, ATM7029 and many other devices in this factory, they can output up to 2000 tablets per day.
Shenzhen Jia Chuang Bo Technology Ltd. provides professional OEM and ODM services to the tablet industry. They have a number of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Lines, some of which are constantly dedicated to the manufacture of well-known namebrands. The video provides a nice visual overview of the company's manufacuring process - beginning with SMT lines to make the PCBA, After Welding (ie. soldering), PCBA Testing, Assembly Line, Packaging Line, QA Testing, and a final Aging Area. They were showing a number of their products - including an Actions 7029 quad-core with an IPS screen (1024 x 800), with an MOQ of 1K pieces it sells for $130. Another device incorporating 3G with an Allwinner A10 processor and IPS screen for $143 at an MOQ of 1K. Going forward, they are primarily focusing on Dual and Quad core designs. A 7" design with 3G, IPS, Allwinner A10 and a similar configuration was quoted at $96. They offered sleek, sturdy looking metal case designs. The company's customer base is heavily concentrated in Asia, with secondary sales to Europe. The company has a good description of their products and services at http://www.jcbkj.com/.
Sunlike (H.K.) International Electronic Limited are showing their own custom Android user interface, made for education and game purposes.
This custom UI will also be available on their VIA 8850 Android HDMI-stick costing $31 with the custom UI, $25 without the UI. The company also produces 8” tablet equipped with Actions Quad-Core processor, costing $100.
The company also sells Android laptops based on the VIA 8850 processor, 17,3” laptops based on Intel solution and Android game tablet based on Sunplus processor.
Other types of products the company is developing are music players designed for children and all kinds of speaker products.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013