by October 10, 2011 0 comments

Under the terms of this partnership, Simmtronics will manufacture the devices in its new dedicated production facilities in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, to service the rapidly growing demand for tablets in the India market, particularly the education segment.

“Simmtronics has taken a truly visionary step by establishing the first dedicated tablet manufacturing facilities in India,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President, International Marketing for VIA Technologies, Inc. “We are extremely excited to be working with Simmtronics to bring media tablets based on WonderMedia PRIZM SoC platforms direct to the India education market.”

“There is huge potential for explosive growth in the India tablet market,” commented Indrajit Sabharwal, Managing Director, Simmtronics Semiconductors, Ltd. “This strategic partnership with VIA will enable us to achieve our vision of one tablet per child project in India and unlock this potential through the domestic manufacturing of high quality tablets backed up by our extensive nation-wide service and support capabilities.”

The first tablets to be manufactured by Simmtronics will feature the WM8650 platform and the Android operating system. Combining smart multimedia, computing, and communications capabilities with a vibrant 7” screen and light and compact form factor, these devices are ideally suited to the needs of the Indian market.

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