The manufacturing side of the “Race to the Bottom” Ecosystem

Are you aware of $32 entry-level Android tablets available for local resellers around the world? Are you aware that this is the price of Intel’s upcoming in October 2013 Bay Trail-T Z3740 SoC, i.e. a chip only? Are you aware of the fact that in October such entry-level Android tablets will get a lower power consumption and better performance Allwinner A23 SoC @1.5GHz instead of the current A13 @1/1.2GHz? Are you aware that in a year from now the wholesale price to local tablet resellers can go down as much as to $20?

If you are not aware of any of these things you should read this post in order to understand how is that made possible with, what I am calling, “race to the bottom” ecosystem. An ecosystem which is outside of the manufacturing ecosystem of the well known worldwide brands. An ecosystem which is already threatening to the “old guard” to such an extent that even Orders for 2nd-generation Nexus 7 for 4Q13 may shrink sequentially, say Taiwan makers.

The mission of USD 99 Allwinner | A lethal threat to the world of Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Qualcomm and the rest site has been to show the true factual nature of the “race to the bottom” phenomenon since the launch of the site in Nov 26, 2012.

The manufacturing side has been a particular focus of the entries on this site ever since. Especially, as early as Dec 21, 2012 I published a special permanent page solely devoted to products coming out of Allwinner’s keading device partner, ONDA Technologies, Inc and its OEM/ODM arm, Shenzhen Neostra Technology Co. Ltd.

Neostra was an 800+ strong manufacturing company in Sept 2012, and according to a previous company website it had monthly production capacity of 200,000 units back in April 2010. So Neostra is a kind of larger manufacturing company in Shenzhen and elsewhere in China.

What about the large number of smaller ones which are the backbone of, what I will call here, “race to the bottom ecosystem”?

The incredible video blogger Nicolas Charbonnier published recently [Sept 16, 2013] a quite interesting tour of such a smaller manufacturing company

World’s cheapest Tablet, $30 for 7″ Allwinner A13 single-core ARM Cortex-A8 tablet, 512MB RAM, etc. I just posted a video in a factory making it for that cheap (they tell me they now prefer to sell it at $31.50). You can contact them at http://armdevices.net/2013/09/15/30-allwinner-a13-7-android-tablet-factory-tour-zxs-zhixingsheng/
Next year? We’ll have $20 7″ Android tablets for sure. And don’t tell me they are crap, they aren’t, try them for yourself. Android runs extremely smoothly, it comes with Mali-400 graphics, all is fine. You can even choose a double-capacity battery for maybe about $2 more so it can run 6+ hours on a charge.

ZXS is a 7-year old electronics factory in Shenzhen, selling many Tablets and Car DVR’s at the moment. The market is USA, Baltic countries and the middle-east. This is a tour of the $30 Android Tablet ZXS factory. Shows sales staff working on the computers. Next, the unpacking of PCBs. Allwinner A13 based PCBs. Then filming the final assembly only to go back to other parts of the assembly. After the factories receive the PCBs, screens are attached. After screens are attached touch panels are attached. After touch panels are attached batteries are attached soon after. The camera module is then attached next. Then Android is installed on all the different devices using a boot firmware install MicroSD card. After Android is installed the Wifi module is tested. The final part of the manufacturing process is packaging and sending the products to other parts of the world. Last shown is the warehouse with all the components arriving for use in the manufacturing of tablets. ZXS expects to manufacture 90,000 tablets per month by next year. Contact information for the factory (please only contact them if you are serious about making a big purchase minimum order 300): ZXS, ZhiXingSheng Electronics Co. Ltd. Robert Wang, Sales Telephone: +86 75589390389 Mobile: +86 13798524205 sales03@sz-zxs.com Skype: robert_wongZXS

 

Note the fact mentioned in the video that in case of large orders ZXS can give parts of the orders to two other companies which belong to the two brothers of the founder

A TÜV verified video produced by Alibaba and available on the Shenzhen Zhixingsheng Electronic Co., Ltd. – Car DVR,Tablet PC, A Verified CN Gold Supplier on Alibaba.com [site since Dec 21, 2012] homepage, is saying:

Shenzhen Zhixingsheng Technology Co.,Ltd. is a manufacturer of electronic products including MID, Tablet PC, Car DVR. Founded in 2007, located in Shenzhen covers an area of 2000 square meters [total building size, leased] with 89 workers including 4 engineers. It is an enterprise in developing, manufacturing and marketing. Our markets are in North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Oceania, Mid-East, South-East Asia, Eastern Asia. We have a lot of long-term cooperation partners due to our products’ high-quality and competetive price. We always adhere to the principle: quality is the sould of the enterprise. [1:05] …

From the Supplier Assessment Report by TÜV for Alibaba.com [May 16, 2013] you can find other details. For me the following ones were the nost relevant facts:

– There is no company brand [i.e. white-box vendor]
– R&D Department: 1 graduate + 3 junior college
– Manufacturing Department: 49 people
– Quality Control Department: 6 people
– Sales Department: 20 people (6 foreign trading employees)
– The company is going to double size of the foreign trading group in the next 12 months timeframe (from May 2013 on)
imageDomestic is Car DVR, other countries Car DVR, Tablet PC
In the year before May 2013:
>> 200,000 pieces of Car DVRs were produced
>>   80,000 pieces of Table PCs were produced
– 2 production lines with 23+24 operators, 2+2 QC/QA 1+1 supervisors
MOQ (in the last 12 months)
>> Tablet PC: 100 pieces (1 day shortest lead time)
>> Car DVR: 15,000 pieces (30 days shortest lead time)

The Product Showcase in the Category of Car DVR has no less than 2110 showcases. Such a high number is the result of not only reflecting the number of construction models but also their different varieties, order quantities, and even there are a number of repeat entries. Out of the probably not more than a dozen models here is a small sample of showcase entries for just one of them (the image was taken from the assessment report showing just 8 real contruction models):image

  • ZhiXingSheng Car Camera DVR Min. Order: 1 Set/Sets:
    • Model Number: ZXS-F900
    • Screen: 2.5-inch TFT LCD
    • Lens: 120° HD wide-angle
    • Video Resolution: 1,080/720/480p
    • Photo Resolution: 2560*1920
    • Video Format: AVI
    • Photo Format: JPG
    • USB interface: USB2.0

  • Zhixingsheng Car DVR Cameras

    Min. Order: 1 Piece/Pieces:

    • Model Number: F-900HD
    • Color: Silver
    • LCD: 2.5-inch LTPS LCD display
    • Video Resolution: 1.080/720/480 pixels
    • USB interface: USB2.0
    • Video Format: AVI
    • Photo Format: JPG

  • ZhiXingSheng hd road safety car dvr recorder F900 Min. Order: 1 Set/Sets
    • Model Number: F900
    • screen: 2.5-inch TFT LCD
    • Lens: 120° HD wide-angle
    • Video Resolution: 1,080/720/480p
    • Photo Resolution: 2560*1920
    • Video Format: AVI
    • Photo Format: JPG
    • USB interface: USB2.0

The Product Showcase of theTablet pc Category is even wider, with no less  than 16942 entries. In the assessment report there are only 8 items for that. The typical product is (with just 4 samples shown here):

  • Zhixingsheng good quality 7 inch Mid v max tablets Q88 [Color:: Black, White, PinkPink image on the page as above] Min. Order: 500 Piece/Pieces, FOB Price: US $ 35.5 – 38.5 / Piece
    • Screen Size: 7″
    • Processor Manufacture: AllWinner
    • Processor Type: A13
    • Processor Main Frequency: 1.2GHZ
    • Hard Drive Capacity: 4GB
    • Memory Capacity: 512MB
    • Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
    • Display resolution: 800×480
    • Battery Life: 3-5 hours
    • Feature: Wifi,Webcams,Multi Touch,G Sensor
    • Operating System: Android 4.0
    • Weight: 800g
  • Zhixingsheng good quality 7 inch Mid download skype Q88  [Color:: Black, White, Pink] Min. Order: 1 Piece/Pieces, FOB Price: US $ 39.5 – 44 / Piece
    • Screen Size: 7″
    • Processor Manufacture: AllWinner
    • Processor Type: A13
    • Processor Main Frequency: 1.2GHZ
    • Hard Drive Capacity: 4GB
    • Memory Capacity: 512MB
    • Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
    • Display resolution: 800×480
    • Battery Life: 3-5 hours
    • Feature: Wifi,Webcams,Multi Touch,G Sensor
    • Operating System: Android 4.0
    • Weight: 800g
  • Zhixingsheng 7 inch mid android tablet display Q88 [Color:: Black, White, Pink] Min. Order: 500 Piece/Pieces, FOB Price: US $ 35.5 – 38.5 / Piece
    • Screen Size: 7″
    • Processor Manufacture: AllWinner
    • Processor Type: A13
    • Processor Main Frequency: 1.2GHZ
    • Hard Drive Capacity: 4GB
    • Memory Capacity: 512MB
    • Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
    • Display resolution: 800×480
    • Battery Life: 3-5 hours
    • Feature: Wifi,Webcams,Multi Touch,G Sensor
    • Operating System: Android 4.0
    • Weight: 800g
  • shenzhen 7 inch android tablet pc q88 [Color:: Black, White, Pink] Min. Order: 50 Piece/Pieces, FOB Price: US $ 35 – 38 / Piece
    image
    • Screen Size: 7″
    • Processor Manufacture: AllWinner
    • Processor Type: A13
    • Processor Main Frequency: 1.2GHZ
    • Hard Drive Capacity: 4GB
    • Memory Capacity: 512MB
    • Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
    • Display resolution: 800×480
    • Battery Life: 3-5 hours
    • Feature: Wifi,Webcams,Multi Touch,G Sensor,Camera
    • Operating System: Android 4.0
    • Weight: 800g

Here is also another Nicolas Charbonnier video published recently [Sept 15, 2013] for Latest ZXS ZhiXingSheng Android Tablet Range

Here are the latest products being made by the ZXS ZhiXingSheng factory. There’s a 7″ Android tablet with a Allwinner A13 processor. Another version of the A13 product is available with 2g Dual sim functionality and is available for 60 USD in bulk. A single sim 2g version is available for 50 USD in bulk. A 3G model of the A13 tablet with a single sim card is also available for 60 USD. A smaller version of the Allwinner A13 model is available with a thinner bezel. The Allwinner A13 tablet is also still available in 9″ size. The 9″ model sells for about 50 USD in bulk. The 9″ also has a 2g model for 78 USD. Another tablet that was shown was a 7″ 1024×600 MTK6577 based Android tablet with dual sim functionality. An 10″ tablet with a dual core Allwinner A10 was also shown. A 7″ Allwinner A20 tablet was shown available for 60 USD. The MTK model has a 3800mah battery that can last 4.5 hours on video playback. The MTK models sells for around 70 USD in bulk. The MTK model is available in multiple colors and finishes. ZXS mostly targets the US and European markets with their products. Prices of products show here are just for reference and are not final and can be negotiated. ZXS also makes car DVRs. Contact information for the factory (please only contact them if you are serious about making a big purchase minimum order 300): ZXS, ZhiXingSheng Electronics Co. Ltd. Robert Wang, Sales Telephone: +86 75589390389 Mobile: +86 13798524205 sales03@sz-zxs.com Skype: robert_wongZXS

The key about the Q88 offerings (back to them) is that there is an immense number of suppliers, not only ZXS:

According to Suppliers search for “7 inch q88” on Alibaba.com there are no less than 33,912 products from 411 suppliers. When restrict the list to Gold and Assessed suppliers who are manufacturers from Mainland China there are still 5,285 products from 17 suppliers. The list itself goes on like this (in a list item only the first 3 are shown if there are more from a given supplier):

1. Shenzhen SSA Electronic Co., Ltd. (established in 2011, had revenues of USD8,038,118, a highly professional and experienced manufacturer of Tablet PC and Digital Photo Frame in China, production in the 10,000 square meters dust-free workshop, fast design with favorable price, 100,000pcs monthly capacity, more than 30 distributors in the US, Europe and South America)

image

7 inch Q88 DUAL CORE Tablet PC Infotmic iMAP x15 (Cortex-A5)
Min. Order: 1 Piece/Pieces sample are welcome,
FOB Price: US $ 20 – 39 / Piece
Weight: 350 g

image

7 inch Q88 Tablet PC Allwiner A13
Min. Order: 1000 Piece/Pieces sample are welcome,
FOB Price: US $ 35 – 38 / Piece
Weight: 350 g

image

7 inch Q88 A13 512MB 4GB 2
Min. Order: 100 Piece/Pieces,
FOB Price: US $ 34 – 35 / Piece
Weight: 0.3Kg 


2. Shenzhen Zhixingsheng Electronic Co., Ltd. (as above, there are not less than 4,000 ZXS product entries of 7 inch Q88 with 800g weight)

There are also 196 ZXS product entries of 7 inch Q88 with 550g weight only:
–  181 like: Min. Order: 10 Piece/Pieces, FOB Price: US $ 35 – 41 / Piece
–    15 like: Min. Order: 20 Piece/Pieces, FOB Price: US $ 37 – 43 / Piece

From the rest there are no better prices, just better specifications, especially the weight, (vs. 800g or 550g of the above ZXS tablets) and in some cases by other SoC brand dual-core. I will only include those:


3. Shenzhen All Win Technology Co., Ltd. (established in 2005 (original name: Shen Zhen Xin Zheng Da Computer Firm, established in 1998); one of the largest and most professional suppliers of integrated LCD computer/TV solution; the integrated LCD touch screen computer manufactured by AWPC has been widely used in various scenarios such as the hotel, bank, insurer, securities, government bodies, e-classroom, Internet cafe and home, with broad market prospects)

4. Shenzhen RTDC Technology Co., Ltd. (HK Wise Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company specializing in manufacturing and selling mobile phones, MP3, MP4, car DVD players, cameras and other digital products; had revenue of USD6,000,000)

image

7 inch Q88-GSM Allwinner A13
Min. Order: 20 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $ 38 – 43 / Piece

Weight: 350g


5. Ananda Co., Ltd. (established in 2004; mainly provide Mobile Phones, DVB Receiver, GPS, GPS Tracker, Laptop, Epc, CCTV Camera and so on; easy online ordering, no minimum order quantity (MOQ); shipping direct to your warehouse (Door-to-Door);

6. Shenzhen Skyview Technology Limited (established for android tablet PC with warehouse in Hong Kong, factory in Nanshan district, Shenzhen and sales office in electronics zone of Huaqiang; specialized in the export of electronics and digital products such as tablet PC and USB keyboard case; exported to more than 40 countries and regions all over the world)

image7 inch q88 with the lowest price
Infotmic dual-core (Cortex-A5)
Min. Order: 10 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $0 – 46 / Piece

Weight: 450g

7. Shenzhen Gaoxin Electronics Digital Co., Ltd. (founded in 2004, had a revenue of USD4,500,000; specialized in the development, manufacture and marketing of digital electronic products, including tablet PCs, Android TV boxes, Android mini PCs, etc.; factory facilities covering 7,500 square meters, now outputting an average amount of 100,000pcs per month)

image7 inch q88 android 4.0 boxchip
Min. Order: 100 Piece/Pieces OEM is supported
FOB Price: US $ 38.9 – 46.5 / Piece

Weight: 270g


8. Shenzhen Runfast Technology Co., Ltd. (established in 2011 as a subsidiary of HongKong Runfast group, had revenue of USD16,300,000, products include touch-screens, tablet pc, mobile phones and so on

image7 inch Q88 tablet, best price a13
Min. Order: 1000 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $ 38.9 – 43 / Piece

Weight: 280g


9. Shenzhen Goolan Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (established in 2005; produce a wide array of Tablet PC,MP3,MP4 Players and other portable media products;  have a staff of about 250 members, including over 30 senior engineers and management personnel and 220 workers; has an 3200 square meter factory which is full equipped with injection molding and printing production line, with the monthly capacity of more than 200,000 units)

10. Shenzhen E-Fortune Digital Manufactory Co., Ltd. (founded in 2004, main products are tablet PCs and digital photo frames, have a factory covering 3,109 square meters, and there are 480 well-trained staff members, 8 assembling lines, 5S MT lines, and 4 bonding machines, and other 4 kinds of automatic production equipment)

11. Shenzhen Magicking Electronic Co., Ltd. (established in 2011, with a factory space of 2,000 square meters, over 250 employees including 6 talented engineers)

12. Shenzhen Eearl Electronic Technology Ltd. (established in 2009, a factory area of more than 60,000sqm with over 200 staff, and more than 30 research and development, software / hardware engineers, nonthly production is 60,000pcs and annual revenue reached USD100 million in 2012 as not tablets but laptops as well)

image2013 New 7 InchQ88 Tablet PC With White Box
A13 1.5GHz
0.3MP front camera, 1.3MP back Camera
Min. Order: 5 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $ 39 – 45 / Piece
Weight: 374g

image2013 Cheapest 7Inch Dual Camera
A13 1.5GHz
1.3MP front camera, 1.3MP back Camera
Min. Order: 5 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $ 39 – 45 / Piece
Weight: 374g

13. Weisung Technology Co., Ltd. (founded in 2003; product range corvers Digital photo frame, Tablet PC, All in One PC, Car video recorder,Google TV Box and Portable Battery Pack; a 20,000 square meter production plant in Bao’an, Shenzhen, Weisung factory contains 12 production lines, over 800 employees)

image7 inch Q88 A13 tablet PC
A13 1.5GHz

Min. Order: 1000 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $ 35 – 45 / Piece
Weight: 280g

14. Shenzhen Created Computer Co., Ltd.only one Q88 (established in 2005, main products include Tablet pc and other 3C digital products, it has 6 standardized production lines and employs more than 200 workers, including 23 engineers, 50 sales and 10 R&D members)

15. Shenzhen Shunxinjie Industrial Co., Ltd. (established in 2002, major products include: PC cases, Power supply, tablet pc, optical mouse, keyboard, speaker)

imagecheapest 7 inch tablet pc android AllwinnerA13 TFT LCD Q88 mid
Min. Order: 10 Piece/Pieces
FOB Price: US $ 30 – 40 / Piece
Weight: 0.3Kg

16. Shenzhen Surplus Link Technology Co., Ltd. (a professional tablet PC/Mid manufacturer in Shenzhen (China Mainland), founded in 2004, with 300 staff members and 6 production lines)

17. Technology Era (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (manufacture leather case and wallet case)

These Q88 7 inch tablets have very straightforward internal construction based on a single motherboard as you could see from this Disassembly 7 Inch AllWinner A13 Q88 Android 4.0 Tablet PC [chinaeshops YouTube channel. Oct 20, 2012] video:

Replacement Touch Screen Panel Digitizer Glass for A13 Tablet PC: http://goo.gl/Ldtxi; A13 Tablet PC: http://www.chinaeshops.com/q8_p8875.html

The replacement Touscreen at http://goo.gl/Ldtxi is sold as of Sept 19, 2013:

Qty.Range(unit)

Price(per unit)

Discount

1-9

US$12.99

No

10-49

US$10.39

20%

50+

US$6.50

50%

So the $5 price told in the ZXS Tablet Factory Tour video given earlier is really a typical price for those tablet vendors.

Here is another video about that: Replacement Touch Screen for AllWinner A13 Q88 MID Tablet Repair Guide Disassembly [actablet YouTube channel, July 27, 2013]

Replacement Touch Screen: http://goo.gl/eJdtDz Repair Guide: Disassembly 7 Inch AllWinner A13 Q88 MID Android Tablet PC for Replacement Touch Screen Digitizer Glass Panel, LCD AND Battery etc… Repair Guide: How to Repalcement Touch Screen for AllWinner A13 Q88 MID Tablet PC The touchscreen had cracked. Actablet.com – China professional tablet PC accessories wholesaler. Compatible: 1. Allwinner A13 Q88 (or Q8 / Q88+ / Q88S) 2. OEM/ODM Version (Different brand names, Dual/Single Camera, Black/Pink/Blue/Purple/White/Red/Yellow etc.) 3. Rockchip RK2928 Version 4. InfoTMIC iMAPx15 Dual Core Version Anyway, just the same appearance. It will support. Brand new Touch Screen Brand new 3000mAh battery:http://www.actablet.com/yt_p4511.html Brand new LCD display screen:http://www.actablet.com/yt_p6080.html Open the device… Disassemble touch screen plug Disassemble touch screen Broken one Tear tapes Connect touch screen plug You can use the touch screen now!!! Actablet.com – China professional tablet PC accessories wholesaler. Thanks!

A Replacement 3000mah Battery for Q88 AllWinner A13 MID Tablet PC has also a quite attractive price:

Qty.Range(unit)

Price(per unit)

Discount

1-9

US$14.99

No

10-49

US$11.99

20%

50+

US$7.50

50%

Since the battery of the ZXS tablet shown before is only 1800mah that should cost even much less.

This specialised tablet accessories wholesaler, Actablet.com recently published a complete How an Allwinner A13 Q88 MID Android Tablet PC is made Assembly [actablet YouTube channel, Aug 28, 2013] video:

A13 MID Tablet Repair Parts: http://goo.gl/gRmD9p 7 Inch Allwinner A13 Q88 Q8 MID Android 4.0/4.1Tablet PC Assembly

SO THE “RACE TO THE BOTTOM” ECOSYSTEM IS QUITE COMPLETE IN REPAIR SERVICES SENSE AS WELL 

The motherboards are usually made by specialised suppliers like this one which was video blogged in May 2012 by Nicolas Charbonnier:

Here they are cranking out a few thousand Allwinner / Boxchip A13 and Boxchip A10 motherboards every day. [SMT – Surface-Mount Technology see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-Mount_Technology%5D

Here is one motherboard offering on Chinese Alibaba from 深圳市恒瑞基电子有限公司 (Karen Rickey Electronics Co., Ltd.)

imageimage

From the bulk (film)

Price

500-999

[$17.2] ¥ 105 .00 / piece

1000-1999

[$17] ¥ 104 .00 / piece

≥ 2000

[$16.8] ¥ 103 .00 / piece

The above price is for reference only, you can send inquiry to the supplier to get the final quote

Memory Type: DDR
Processor frequency: 1.2GHz
Operating system: Android

Screen Size: 7 inch
WIFI network: Support
Additional features: dual cameras

Aftermarket types: one year warranty
Occasions for gifts: assembly, cost savings
Processor: A13

Brand Name: Neutral
Product Type: Tablet PC
Memory Capacity: 512MB

Hard Drive Capacity: 4GB

Note that the Q88 7 inch motherboard should be an industry standard product widely available NOW from many specialised suppliers in Mainland China, as there is a recent offering even to the export market from a single, 91-100% export-oriented supplier (also a good case showing the capabilities of the best internal suppliers vs. the above one): 

tablet motherboard for 7″A13 Q88, View tablet motherboard, OEM/ODM Product Details from Minewing (Shenzhen) Electronics Integrated Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.com [March 4, 2013]

image

FOB Price:  US $ 0.1 – 10 / Piece

Port: Shenzhen

Minimum Order Quantity: 1 Piece/Pieces

Supply Ability: 10000 Square Meter/Square Meters per Month

Payment Terms: L/C, D/A, T/T, Western Union, MoneyGram

View Product Details

Company Overview – Minewing (Shenzhen) Electronics Integrated Co., Ltd. [Alibaba.com]

The supplier’s company premises has been checked by Alibaba.com staff to ensure onsite operations exist there. A third-party verification company has confirmed the legal status of the supplier.

Company Description

There are thousands of PCB, PCBA and Plastic/Metal Case manufacturers all over the world. But we are the company which integrates all of them. And we posses professional PCB, Plastic/Metal Case, SMT and complete components supply chains, so we have capability to control each process of the whole production. Many world famous companies have gotten qualified products with good service from us. To learn more details about us, please mail or call now. You will know how good we can do for you in the real cooperation.

Trade Capacity – Minewing (Shenzhen) Electronics Integrated Co., Ltd. [Alibaba.com]

Trade & Market
Main Markets:
40% North America
20% Western Europe
20% Eastern Europe
10% Southeast Asia
10% South America
Total Annual Sales Volume:
US$10 Million – US$50 Million
Export Percentage:
91% – 100%
Business Terms
Accepted Delivery Terms:
FOB, EXW
Accepted Payment Currency:
USD, CNY
Accepted Payment Type:
T/T, Western Union
Minimum Order Value:
>US$ 500
Nearest Port:
Shenzhen, Yantian, Shekou
Trade Ability

Language Spoken:
English, Chinese

No. of Employees in Trade Department:
3-5 People

Average Lead Time:
25 Day(s)

Export Mode:
Using an agent

Mine Wing (Shenzhen) Electronics Integrated Co., Ltd [June 8, 2012]

Minewing (Shenzhen) Electronics Integrated Co., Ltd is a comprehensive enterprise established by combining Shenzhen Mineway Technology Co., Ltd and Win2000 Telecom Co.Ltd. We have more than 10 years’ experience in all PCB, PCBA and Enclosure. From quoting, technique, production, Assembly and function testing, all can be got professional control. We have imported advanced equipments [from] abroad and employed proficient workers who have many years’ experience in the same area. The products we have made now are involved in Medical Device, Communication, LED, Safety, Consumer Electronics and Traffic. Our Quality and Service has been accepted and approved by customers from domestic and abroad, like Bosch, HTC, Softbank … You can get the product which is much more better than your imagine from us as long as you choose us.

imageSMT [Surface-Mount Technology] Line
[for Printed Circuit Board Assembly used in PCBA capability] image
Injection Line
[for injection molding used in enclosure/case capability] 


The recent recognitions of the “race to the bottom” by the business media were at much higher level of Chinese companies and smartphones only:

  1. Chinese Smartphones Are Winning Race to the Bottom [Bloomberg, Aug 14, 2013]
  2. ‘Race to the bottom’ for smartphones [CNNMoney, YouTube channel, Feb 27, 2013]
While no major flagship phones were announced at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, many companies unveiled low-end smartphones with dumbed-down features.

So none of them were recognizing the real “race to the bottom” phenomenon affecting the another tablet market, where the playears were also actively engaging in the formation of that market since its relatively early stages of development.

It is worth to read ZXS [深圳市智兴盛电子有限公司] Company profile [July 5, 2013] as well to see the typical exagerations found on company websites:

Shenzhen Zhixingsheng Technology Co.,Ltd. [深圳市智兴盛电子有限公司] Founded in 2007, located in Shenzhen, the Electronic Information Industry Base in China, is a High-tech enterprise specialized in researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing tablet pc and car black box.

Committed to the development of trendy Tablet PC and car black box, with the purpose of features highlight, innovative and stylish design, Yelaw is enhancing competitiveness in the world of industry continuously growing and our products are more attractive with the pursuit of excellent.

The factory covers an area of 5000 square meters with 200-300 workers and 15-20 engineers. Every month 100,000 production capacity can satisfy your order quantity. Professional R&D staffs dedicated to the creation of new and innovative products. With over 5 years of experience in developing new designs, a powerful tool center, and modern facilities, our R&D department can fulfill our customers’ specialized OEM orders. Strictly QC controls the products quality. Your factory audit is welcome.

We always adhere to the principle “Quality is the soul of enterprise”, strictly on various aspects of production, to produce reliable quality products which are well received by users. Meanwhile, we study and update products constantly to ensure them are continued best-selling in market. We can provide customers with OEM/ODM manufacturing service.

With the company aim of “Credibility is life, Customer is God”, the accumulated experience in the field, we are growing our sales group, and establish very good relationship with domestic and foreign customers. Nowadays, our products have been exported to Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America etc., and gain a great reputation.

Yelaw always achieve win-win situation with his partners on the basis of principle of “Equality, mutual benefit and long-term cooperation”. Sincerely welcome all suppliers agents join the cooperation.

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