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Samsung ranks second in R&D spending for 2013

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Draconian Guppy    12,301

OmyYD07.jpgBooz & Company has released its annual study of Research & Development expenditure and has identified the top 20 biggest investors in the world. Car maker Volkswagen tops the chart with $11.4 billion spent in 2013, but Samsung is close behind with $10.4, taking the second spot.

 

 

http://www.booz.com/global/home/what-we-think/global-innovation-1000  and taken from here:

 

http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-ranks-second-as-top-rd-spender-intel-and-microsoft-close-by/

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Growled    3,880

I'm a bit surprised Apple is not on the list.

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Draconian Guppy    12,301

I'm a bit surprised Apple is not on the list.

I thought the exact same thing, but when you think of it, apple uses mostly supplied parts (screens from samsung, processors, just recently A4? they started tweaking samsungs processors, might be mistaken though)

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Sandor    436

I'm a bit surprised Apple is not on the list.

Why? What was the last thing they invented or radically changed? Even Jobs himself was fond of the "great artists steal" comment...

 

Doesn't take a lot of R&D to put a plastic case on a phone that has hardware that looked cool in 2010.

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Nick H.    7,859

Heh, I see the company I work for in that list. Although they appear to have dropped quite a bit compared to last year. In fact, looking at the trend across the years I think I can see why. :laugh:

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Draconian Guppy    12,301

Why? What was the last thing they invented or radically changed? Even Jobs himself was fond of the "great artists steal" comment...

 

Doesn't take a lot of R&D to put a plastic case on a phone that has hardware that looked cool in 2010.

PRetty much my response, they just gather technologies, slap them onto a metal container (phone) and slap their proprietary software and make millions :P

 

Heh, I see the company I work for in that list. Although they appear to have dropped quite a bit compared to last year. In fact, looking at the trend across the years I think I can see why. :laugh:

And that is ? :shifty:

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Nick H.    7,859

And that is ? :shifty:

Novartis.

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Sandor    436

Again, makes  you wonder why they're not on that list.

Er...because Sony, in 20th, spent way more than $4b?

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Lord Method Man    1,613

Apple spends on marketing, not R&D.

 

You don't need to develop anything new when you can just convince people the same old stuff from four years ago is something new and revolutionary.

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