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Motorola Plans Manufacturing Plant In India

Motorola plans to set up a plant in India to manufacture both mobile devices and network infrastructure equipment, according to a Reuters report from Singapore.

K.C. Krishnadas

June 6, 2006

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BANGALORE, India — Motorola Inc. plans to set up a plant in India to manufacture both mobile devices and network infrastructure equipment, according to a Reuters report from Singapore Tuesday (June 6).

"We are on track for a manufacturing presence in India. An announcement is imminent," the report quoted Stu Reed, executive vice president of the company’s supply chain operations, as saying.

Other reports expect the plant to be located near Chennai in southern India, where Finland’s Nokia and Taiwan’s Foxconn are building plants for telecom equipment.

Motorola has tapped India's software skill base for years and employs over 2,000 engineers in development centers throughout India, including an applied research lab in Bangalore.

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