Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has expanded its partnership with Hi-Mix Eletrônicos S/A, a Brazilian Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider, for the production of LTE modules.
Through this expanded collaboration Telit customers in Latin America benefit from the ability to take advantage of two major tax credits for modules manufactured in Brazil. It builds on the over 10 years partnership between the two where they have jointly manufactured 2G and 3G modules in Brazil.
Daniel Carvalho, sales director, Hi-Mix said: "This expansion gives Brazil's device vendors and systems designers a broad selection of 4G solutions — and at significant savings compared to imported products."
"The partnership expansion provides device OEMs and systems designers with a 100 percent exemption from Brazil's Imposto sobre Produtos Industrializados (IPI) federal tax levied on imported products if they source Telit's LTE modules from Hi-Mix. In addition, customers receive the Brazil Basic Productive Process (PPB) tax benefit from the purchase of cellular modules made in Brazil," said a press release from the IoT and Machine to Machine communications company headquartered in London.
Under the expanded partnership, Hi-Mix will initially produce the Telit ML865G1-WW 4G LTE modules in April 2021, with future expansion to manufacture the ME310G1-WW and ME910G1-WW modules as well the LE910S1 Family of LTE modules.