Bharat FIH, formerly Rising Stars Mobile India, a subsidiary of FIH Mobiles, a Foxconn Technology Group Company, opened its research & development centre at the IIT Madras Research Park in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India.
The centre will be among the first R&D facilities in India to design end-to-end 5G devices. This centre will also leverage the IT strength and local talents.
"This R&D Centre will offer end to end services portfolio to customers that include product design, tooling and moulding, global sourcing and manufacturing services for smartphones and other products and services in the electronic segment", said a press statement from the company.
"This facility will be equipped to offer tailor-made robust product designed for all current and future cutting edge technologies for its global and Indian customers," it added.
According to Josh Foulger, Country Head, and Managing Director, Bharat FIH said: “There is a clear market need for innovative technologies and products with quick turnaround times in the ever-changing electronics segment. Our India R&D will capitalize on our manufacturing strengths and collaborate with our global teams under the Foxconn Technology Group in product design, cost optimization, customer experience, sourcing, tooling, and manufacturing. OEM brands in the electronics sector will have access to our latest technologies and robust designs based on deep consumer insights and assist them in shortening their product development cycles.”
Bharat FIH R&D Centre will operate in four domains namely, Industrial, Mechanical, Hardware, and Software Design, and will be aligned to help translate customer requirements into product specifications for all electronic products.