Motorola will invest US$100 million in India to set up a new facility for manufacturing of cellphones and telecommunication equipment.
Motorola and the Indian government are jointly developing a plant in Chennai's Sriperumbadur Hi-tech Special Economic Zone. This is part of the company's expansion into the sub-continent. The plant will be functional by next year.
The new facility will benefit from India's “excellent IT skills, exceptional scientific talent, competent and mature workforce, and economies of scale offered by a vast market”.