Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd, the company which successfully ruled the IT and Tablet PC market for more than two decades, is now expanding into the Set-Top Box segment by starting to manufacture Set-Top Box in India.
Simmtronics will be India's first Company which will be investing US$ 5 million dollars (Rs. 30 crores) to manufacture best-in-class STB’s at their plants in India. Simmtronics will be manufacturing the entire range of Set Top boxes both for the Cable and the Satellite platforms. The first product will be a STB with Wi-Fi Router which will make your current TV a Smart TV and helps you browse You-Tube, Google sites, Facebook etc. on your existing television at the comfort of your living room. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar reiterated in his tweet that, “I welcome Indian Manufacturers to produce and provide Set-Top boxes for indigenization of Digitization”.
According to the deadline set up by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the digitisation drive should cover the entire country by the end of this year, till now STB’s which have been set in the major countries, are manufactured by foreign manufacturers, thus such a drive by an Indian-Manufacturer will provide a boost to the digitization drive.
Simmtronics is already manufacturing set up boxes for OEM suppliers in INDIA.