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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Top 10 R&D Spend-to-Sales Ratios

Thanks to IC Insights for this one – the top ten companioes for R&D-spend-to-sales-spend ratios:

                     %

 

Broadcom     28

 

ST                 24

 

AMD             22

 

Qualcomm     21

 

Renesas          20

 

Intel               17

 

Toshiba          16

 

TI                   13

 

Samsung          8

 

TSMC              8

Tags: insights, Intel, qualcomm, ratios, tsmc

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3 Comments

  1. SecretEuroPatentAgentMan
    October 21, 2012 23:04

    I am surprised Qualcomm is not even higher, after all their scope of interest for research appears unrivalled:
    http://youtu.be/3agYeT-T9co
    (the first few seconds show the famous Qualcomm patent wall which to some is as scary as any wolf-pidgeon)

  2. Keith
    October 18, 2012 09:16

    All this proves is that some companies definition of R&D spend differs from others…

  3. martijn
    October 17, 2012 16:51

    Amazing.
    Samsung develops their own NAND and DRAM process and chip design, and logic process. Must be a lot of synergy, and of course they sell like crazy.
    TSMC sells like crazy and only develops (multiple) logic process technology without designing the actual chip, and still spends the same amount. Guess this is confirmation that SEC doesn’t pay their engineers overtime.
    And GF? They don’t sell that much but do have to develop their process, expected them to be right up there with ST.