Over this past week, I filmed at some of the factories and PCB design houses that are ramping up mass production of their new Allwinner A33 with Mali400MP2 based tablet designs, including Yifang, Neostra, Aikun, Storex, ChipHD and iNet. Allwinner sells the complete SoC at only $4, to that the PCB designs and factories add all the other components that make up a tablet, reaching prices below $33 for 7″ tablets with 1024×600 displays when bought in bulks of more than 5000 pieces (as you can see in the Neostra video). Allwinner positions their new A33 chipset as the new entry-level performance to be expected in the entry-level Android tablets to be sold worldwide. Not only improving the multi-core performance, Allwinner has also improved power consumption through optimizing the DDR RAM system, an advanced fabrication process, optimized DVFS technology, and a unique Talking Standby mode that allows extremely low power consumption during voice calls. Mali400MP2 GPU architecture. A33 is pin-compatible with A23 dual core, offers 1080p video playback and capture, Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280×800, SmartColor display technology and an Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec.
I filmed Eken many times and on January 11th 2012 at their booth it was the first time I heard about Allwinner, Eken was the first Tablet company I had seen implementing the Allwinner A10. This probably means that Eken has a close relationship with Allwinner to always implement their newest processors early into their tablet manufacturing.
Tour at the Ramos offices in Shenzhen Hi-Tech Park area. Here they have their engineers, sales, marketing and management departments, while their factory is at another part of Shenzhen (at which I may film later). Ramos shows their Exynos5260 Hexacore based tablet, as well as some MediaTek and Intel based tablets.
Firstview has sold 6 million ARM Powered Laptops since 2009, making them posibly the leading ARM Powered Laptop maker in the world thus far. Firstview’s 11.6″ RK3188 Ultrabook, with 360 degree rotating 11.6″ 1366×768 capacitive touch-screen, 3 USB Host ports, Mini HDMI, BT4, 86keys keyboard, Audio-jack and a full sized SD card slot. 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in Flash memory. 15mm thickness and 1.5Kg in weight. It supports USB Hard drive, USB Printer, with a 7000mAh battery letting it playback video for more than 4 hours, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video-chat, 2.4/5Ghz dual-band Wi-Fi, supports external 3G/4G USB dongle. This Android 4.4 laptop supports and comes pre-installed with e-reader software (Aldiko), word/excell/powerpoint editing (OfficeSuite), Skype and much more with full Google Play Google Apps support.
You can contact Firstview here (please only for interested distributors):
Michael, Project Director
Email: email@example.com http://www.efirstview.com
Phone: +86 755 86307804
Address: Room 213 Block A, Mingyou Sourcing Center, Baoyuan Road, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China
Tour at the Neostra Tablet factory in Shenzhen China. They are just now starting the mass production for perhaps the worlds most powerful tablet yet, the first Allwinner A80 Octa Core Quad ARM Cortex-A15 with Quad ARM Cortex-A7 tablet and PowerVR G6230 GPU, the Onda V989, manufactured right here starting this week being able to ramp up to make 1500 of them per day. Neostra is also just starting mass production of their Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based tablets, making one really thin bezel and nice qHD 7″ priced $38 (in bulk of at least 1000 units) and they also are mass producing the Allwinner A33 based 7″ 1024×600 basic TN selling at $33 (in bulk of at least 1000 units). Neostra is making about 200-300K tablets per month, able to do more for the peak Christmas period.
Created in 1986, Storex launches their Allwinner A33 mass production, with capacity of 150k pcs per month they can OEM and ODM for everyone, here bringing affordable quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablets to the mass market. Storex’s main market is in France (HQ based sales & marketing), office in Spain for Iberica area, also selling in Portugal, Italy, UK and some other small countries in Europe, manufactured in Shenzhen China.
Producing 1.3 Million tablets per year, with an annual turnover of above $40 Million, Aikun is ramping up mass production of their Allwinner A33 Tablets, they are one of the top Android tablet brands in markets like Argentina, Mexico and elsewhere.
Yifang Digital, founded in 1992, has manufactured over 10 Million tablets since 2008, also makes Wearables and other Smart devices, now their Tablet production capacity is 600 thousand tablets per month, over 20 thousand square meters, they do their own injection, dust-free workshop, 8 SMT Lines and 9 assembly lines. Yifang can do everything in house including R&D, UI design, PCB layout, injection, tooling, SMT to assembly. Yifang is now ramping up the mass production of their newest Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 tablets.