Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Target)

Date of introduction:  July 2011 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  Target: $9.00
 Meijer: $11.99
 Shopko: $15.29
Display size:  11 characters and 10 +2
Size:  6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
 154 x 83 x 15 mm
Weight:  3.3 ounces, 94 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  Solar cells + CR2025 (60A) Date of manufacture:  mth 03 year 2011 (M)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This maroon colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for the retailer Target. It was released for the Back-to-School 2011 campaign together with its lime-green, lavender and blue siblings and the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition in the colors of pink, blue and black.

Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured in March 2011 reveals a well known internal construction. We discovered already in 2004 with Inventec Shanghai, Kinpo Electronics, Inc. and Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. three different contract manufacturers for the TI-30X IIS.

This design was used in Summer 2011 and 2012 by three retailers: Target, Meijer and Shopko.
In Summer 2013 five retailers used the design: Amazon, Meijer, Shopko, Target and Wal-Mart (in alphabetical order).


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Joerg Woerner, July 31, 2011. No reprints without written permission.