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8 June 2006


Motorola plans manufacturing facility for India

Motorola announced plans for a new manufacturing facility in India. From an initial $30m investment, funding for the development will be scaled up to a total of US$100m in phases. To be located in the 300 acre Sriperumbadur Hi-tech Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the development is being undertaken jointly by Motorola and the Government of Tamilnadu at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai.

Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, the union minister for Telecom & IT, said: “Motorola’s manufacturing facility being set up in the Sriperumbadur Hi-tech SEZ will be a further catalyst to bringing the highest level of technology and electronics manufacturing into the country. The Sriperumbadur Hi-tech SEZ being developed jointly by the state government and Motorola, when fully operational is expected to make Sriperumbadur the electronics manufacturing hub of the country.”

Ron Garriques, executive VP of Motorola Inc and president of the mobile devices business, added: “India is a vitally important market for Motorola and as a strategic manufacturing hub offers a compelling value-proposition of best-in-class talent and strong cost efficiencies. Our decision to make an investment of this scale is a reflection of our continued global commitment to connect the next billion consumers."

Expected to be operational in 2007, the facility will undertake full-scale production to support a wide range of Motorola handsets. It will also support production and assembly of network base stations for products across Motorola’s Networks & Enterprise portfolio.

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