October 12, 2021, Chennai, India — Bharat FIH, formerly known as Rising Stars Mobile India, a subsidiary of FIH
Mobiles, a Foxconn Technology Group Company, today announced the opening of its Research & Development Centre
at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai. This R&D Centre will offer end to end services portfolio to customers that
includes product design, tooling & moulding, global sourcing and manufacturing services for Smart Phones and other
products and services in the electronics segment. This world class 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. Bharat FIH
R&D Centre will be among the first R&D Centres in India to design end to end 5G devices. This Centre will also leverage
the IT strength and local talents.
According to Josh Foulger, Country Head and Managing Director, Bharat FIH – “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 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. The
Centre offer design and product development services, including mechanical design for manufacturability with
customised own proprietary CAD/CAM tools that enhances design and product development capabilities. Besides, the
centre has the advantage of carrying out design for commercially manufacture products since it has the flexibility of
design and production process to achieve higher quality, lower cost, improved automation and better maintainability,
which will position Bharat FIH as industry leader in technological innovation.
Bharat FIH Pvt Ltd was rechristened from Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt Ltd to better align with India’s growth agenda
and Atmanirbhar initiatives by the Government of India. In the backdrop of India’s growth, Bharat FIH will forge ahead
to be one of the most innovative and customer oriented company with an end to end product portfolio in Electronics
About Bharat FIH
Bharat FIH Private Ltd, formerly known as Rising Stars Mobile India Private Ltd, a Foxconn Technology Group Company,
is India’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Company. It has been part of India’s growth story, since it established it
first manufacturing unit in 2015 at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, the company expanded its manufacturing
operations to Sungavarchatram and Sriperumudur near Chennai, India, with additional capabilities. In this short span
of time the company expanded its capabilities to manufacturing of casings, mechanics & components, PCBA and final
assembly of mobile devices. Bharat FIH is one of the largest manufacturing unit in the region with over 25,000
employees, of which 90% of them are women.