These original Kirt's Cogitations™
may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt
– noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Top 100 R&D Companies for 2002
list of the top 100 R&D spenders in 2002 is finally out. At
the top of the list again this year is Ford Motor Co., at $7.7B - that's
right, $7.7x109. Microsoft came in at #10 with $4.3B. Motorola
is #13 at $3.75B. Nokia, at #22, spent $3.24B. Agilent spent $1.17B
and came in 65th. Broadcom, of WLAN fame, is #93 at $714M. Computer
Associates was dead last at a measly $664M invested in R&D. Overall,
telecom R&D was way up while sales were way down. Hardware and equipment
was way down in both departments. Here's a surprise (not), only pharmaceuticals &
biotechnology saw increases in both sales and R&D.