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OnePlus to start manufacturing phones in India

OnePlus has announced that it will start manufacturing phones in India, reports NexBigWhat. According to the report, the company will start manufacturing at Foxconn’s Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in Andhra Pradesh by 2015. According to the company, it will be able to manufacture up to 500,000 units per month at the 30,000 sq ft facility. It expects to employ over 1000 full time workers at the facility. Electronics manufacturing in India: The Indian government has been encouraging domestic companies to start manufacturing electronics goods within the country instead of importing them and had approved a National Policy on Electronics. The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) had also proposed the creation of a $1 billion fund to encourage telecom equipment manufacturing in India. The Cabinet had approved the setting up of two semiconductor wafer fabrication units at a cost of Rs 63,412 crore in India, in February last year. Since then, various smartphone manufacturers have said they will start manufacturing in India or have already started doing so: – Yesterday, Coolpad, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, said it was planning to enter the Indian market with its own brand of phones and plans to set up an R&D facility in the country. The company said it would invest up to $300 million for this. – Earlier this month, electronics manufacturer Intex said it was planning a Rs 1,000 crore smartphone manufacturing facility in Greater Noida. According to the company, the facility would be spread over 20 lakh square feet…

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