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Samsung Electronics world's 4th largest R&D spender

IANS  |  Seoul 

Electronics Co has been ranked No. 4 among 1,000 major global companies in terms of spending on research and development (R&D) over the past one year, a report showed on Thursday.

The South Korean tech juggernaut spent $15.3 billion on R&D projects from the second half of 2017, retaining the No. 4 spot for two years running, according to a report from global accounting and consulting firm (PwC), news agency reported.

The amount was up 6.8 per cent from the same period a year earlier and accounted for 6.8 per cent of Samsung's sales.

US topped the list with $22.6 billion, followed by Alphabet Inc, Google's holding company, with $16.2 billion. German automaker was placed third with $15.8 billion.

Intel's R&D spending rose 2.6 per cent on-year to $13.1 billion, dropping to fifth place from third. came next with $12.3 billion, trailed by with $11.6 billion.

The combined R&D expenditures of the 1,000 firms climbed 11.4 per cent on-year to a record high of $782 billion over the cited period, taking up 40 per cent of the global total.

Meanwhile, Electronics was ranked as the sixth most innovative company in the world in a PwC survey of 869 CEOs and executives across the world.

Apple, and Alphabet retained the top three spots for the second consecutive year.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 13:00 IST
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