The India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) has announced the formation of a Capital Goods Committee which will work towards addressing technology gaps in Indian mobile phone and electronics manufacturing sector. The committee will be headed by Josh Foulger, who is currently serving as the country head and managing director at Foxconn India.

The committee will focus on facilitating patent filing, encouraging IP creation, participation in global standardisation forums, exploring incentives and schemes to promote R&D and international R&D cooperation and reverse engineering (i.e. localisation of existing products).

The committee is well represented and includes representations from various mobile phone and electronics players, along with players like ASM Technologies Limited and RV Forms and Gears.