Simmtronics boosts tablet range

Dual-core models to reinvigorate mobility offerings

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Simmtronics boosts tablet range Arif Khan says Simmtronics will try to keep its products affordable.
By Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2012

Simmtronics is looking to increase the capabilities of its tablet products, with plans to release its first quad-core version in Q1 2013.

At GITEX, it unveiled four new dual-core tablets, the most powerful of which, the Xpad SIMM-XD1030, was the first from the company capable of making 3G calls. The XD1030 has a 10.1-inch capacitive screen, with a 1.5Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. Below that is the 9.7-inch XD9730, followed by the eight-inch XD830 and the seven-inch XD730.

“Around 90% of tablets in the market are single core, so we have launched at GITEX our four dual-core models,” says Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd. FZE director, Arif Khan. “At first, consumers just wanted a tablet, but now they really need that power in their tablets. And as a technology company, we will keep on working on new technologies and make them better, and faster and give them more and more power, depending on the application.”

Khan said that while its products have the same level of power as those from bigger name competing brands, it offers its products at a “more affordable price”.

Simmtronics has the capability to produce 600,000 tablets each month, but only 50% of those produced are sold with the company’s own branding, with the rest being sold through other brands. It has four tablet manufacturing facilities in India, and one factory solely for memory in Singapore. “The tablet market is very new for us – only around one and a half years – but the growth has been phenomenal – about 200-300% in the past year,” Khan says.

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