YOTA Technologies (“YOTA”）and Shenzhen Jiuzhou Zhihe Technology Co., Ltd (“Jiuzhou Zhihe”), the subsidiary of Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “JEZETEK”), held a Cooperation Signing Ceremony in Shenzhen on 18 December 2018. The two parties announced that they would work closely on the development of the first-ever tablet with two fronts as well as its promotions & business development. The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of YOTA by CEO Ms. Melinda Mak and on behalf of Jiuzhou Zhihe by General Manager Mr. Zhang Tianyong.
YOTA launched the world's first dual-screen always-on smartphone (Yotaphone) five years ago. The company has been planning to extend the revolutionary dual-screen technologies and develop a dual-screen tablet with two fronts for a long time. On the Signing Ceremony, Ms. Melinda Mak, CEO, said: “I am very excited that we finally get this project off the ground. YOTA will bring together our technical teams from China, Russia and Finland in a collective effort to work in R&D, including hardware design, software development and dual-screen system application and integration. We are so delighted to work with Jiuzhou Zhihe and grateful for its support on hardware production and promotions & business development for dual-screen tablets.”
Ms. Melinda Mak added that “Jiuzhou Zhihe has been engaged in ODM, OEM, manufacturing and sales of EPD tablet for many years. It has strong manufacturing and supply chain management capabilities, as well as rich industry experience and extensive global customer resources. I hope YOTA and Jiuzhou Zhihe will work seamlessly and bring the first-ever dual-screen tablet with two fronts to the market as soon as possible. I am looking forward to more comprehensive cooperation between YOTA and Jiuzhou Zhihe in the coming future.”
The dual-screen tablet integrating both color and EPD fronts not only satisfied users with low energy consumption and eyes-friendly reading experience, but also fulfilled their demand for color or dynamic video application scenarios. Mr. Zhang Tianyong, general Manager of Jiuzhou Zhihe said that he has set foot on the EPD tablet industry for many years and understood this industry and market very well. “It is really difficult to develop such kind of dual screen tablet and that’s why there is no such product on the market yet. As the founder of the dual-screen mobile phone, YOTA owns the world's leading dual-screen integration system and EPD control and drawing technology, thus has unparalleled advantages in developing dual-screen tablet.”
Mr. Zhang Tianyong added: “I am honored that Jiuzhou Zhihe has the opportunity to be a strategic partner with YOTA on dual-screen tablet development. Jiuzhou Zhihe will also help to promote and develop the business for dual-screen tablets in the future by maximizing its advantages in the industry of electronics, education, military, etc.”
The first-ever dual screen tablet with two fronts is estimated to be shown to the market as early as second-quarter next year.
About YOTA Technologies
YOTA Technologies grew from the basis of the manufacturer of innovative dual-screen smartphones with E-Paper Display. The company has paved its path from a pioneer in the development of dual-screen devices to the expert of its innovative technological solutions, becoming a well-known player in technology market. YOTA Technologies will continue to strive to be the pioneer in various technological areas, offering its solutions to global market players. The company has offices in Russia, Finland, China and other countries.
In 2012, YOTA launched the world's first dual-screen always-on smartphone (Yotaphone), surprising the world with its innovative technology of having a simple HD display at the front and an “always on” electronic paper display on the back of the device. In 2014, YOTA’s second-generation dual-screen smartphone became the focus of public attention as a national gift given by Russian President Putin to Chinese President Xi Jinping. In 2017, YOTA3 was launched as a product that combines Russian genes with Chinese innovation. In October 2018, YOTA became the mobile device supplier "Xinhua 99" of Xinhua News Agency.
Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as JEZETEK) is a national key hi-tech enterprise group integrating military and civilian business and taking military electronics and smart city business as the core. JEZETEK is committed to provide smart, safe and reliable products, service and solutions for the global customers. JEZETEK was established in 1958 and located in Mianyang, the Science and Technology City of China. Jiuzhou Zhihe, a subsidiary of JEZETEK, has been engaged in ODM, OEM, manufacturing and sales of EPD tablet for many years. It has strong manufacturing and supply chain management capabilities, as well as rich industry experience and extensive global customer resources.