Top R&D Companies

IEEE Spectrum just published their annual survey of R&D spending. Sun ranked 56th in total spending at $1.8 billion, just behind Proctor & Gamble and ahead of Renault. The top 10 unsurprisingly include big auto manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, and just one entry from the computer industry. You guessed it - Microsoft.

Sun really does very well on R&D as percent of sales. Innovation costs money.

Rank Company R&D ($B) % of Sales
1 Ford 7.4 4.3%
2 Daimler Chrysler 7.2 4.0%
3 Toyota 7.1 4.1%
4 Pfizer 6.6 12.6%
5 GM 6.5 3.4%
6 Siemens 6.4 6.7%
7 Microsoft 6.2 15.5%
8 Matsushita 5.7 7.1%
9 Glaxo Smith Kline 5.3 13.9%
10 Johnson & Johnson 5.2 11.0%
11 IBM 5.2 5.4%
13 Intel 4.8 14.0%
25 HP 3.5 4.4%
46 Fujitsu 2.2 5.0%
51 TI 2 15.7%
56 Sun 1.8 16.1%
89 AMD 0.9 18.7%

Again, the full article with complete tables for the top 100 are available at the IEEE web site, to members and non-members alike.

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