Thought for the month

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Origin uncertain, usually attributed as a Chinese Proverb.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Less big spender

The semiconductor industry spent a record $56.4 billion on research and development in 2015, though growth in this spending slowed according to industry analysts IC Insights. Global chip sales came in at about $353.6 billion last year with R&D spending around $56.4 billion. Market leader Intel accounted for 22% of all semiconductor industry R&D spending in 2015. However Intel’s R&D expenditure grew 5% in 2015, well below its 13% average increase per year since 2010.

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