Thought for the month

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Maire Curie, Scientist (1867-1934).

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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