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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016

Thanks to the MIT Technology Review for this one – the 10 emerging technologies which had the most significant breakthroughs last year or which are on the verge of them: Immune Engineering Precise Gene Editing In Plants Conversational Interfaces Re-Usable Rockets Robots that teach eachother DNA App Store SolarCity’s Gigafactory Slack Tesla Autopilot Power from the Air

Top 10 Countries For PCT Applications

Thanks to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for this one – the top ten companies for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) patents: USA 57,385 Japan 44,235 China 29,846. Germany 18,072 Korea 14,626 France 8476 UK 5313 Holland 4357 Switzerland 4280 Sweden 3850

Top 10 PCT Applicants 2015

Thanks to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for this one – the top ten companies for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) patents: Huawei 3,898 Qualcomm 2,442 ZTE 2155 Samsung 1,683 Mitsubishi Electric 1,593 Ericsson 1481 LG 1457 Sony 1381 Philips 1378 HP 1310

Ten Best UK Employers

Thanks to Bloomberg for this one – the ten best UK employers: Jaguar Land Rover AstraZeneca Harrods Adidas Dyson Microsoft Estée Lauder Sky Frankie and Benny’s Rolls-Royce Group

Top 10 IC R&D Spenders

Thanks to IC Insights for this – the top ten semi R&D spenders in 2015: $bn Intel 12 Qualcomm 3.7 Samsung 3.1 Broadcom 2.1 TSMC 2.1 Micron 1.7 Toshiba 1.7 Mediatek 1.5 Hynix 1.4 ST 1.4

Top 10 (+15) Most Innovative Companies

Thanks to Thomson-Reuters for this – the 25 most innovative companies on the planet: Furukawa Electric General Electric Google Hitachi Honda Honeywell Idemitsu Kosan Intel InterDigital Japan Science and Technology Agency Japan Scientific Research Johnson & Johnson Johnson Controls Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kobe Steel Kyocera LG Electronics Lockheed Martin LSIS S Korea Electrical Power Makita Japan Machinery Marvell MediaTek TSMC ...

Top 10 (+10) Most Secretive Tax Havens

Thanks to the Tax Justice Network (TJN) and its Financial Secrecy Index for this one – the 20 most secretive tax havens in the world: Switzerland Hong Kong USA Singapore Cayman Islands Luxembourg Lebanon Germany Bahrain Dubai Macao Japan Panama Marshall Islands UK Jersey Guernsey Malaysia (Labuan) Turkey China