Barring Volkswagen, Samsung Electronics has surpassed all other global companies in terms of R&D spending this year, according to a report from Strategy&. The South Korean company has been ranked No. 1 among all technology companies and No. 2 across all industries.
According to the sustainability report 2014, the company has boosted its R&D workforce by 27% since 2010, which now stands at 63,628 employees. In 2012, Samsung opened an R&D center in Finland, followed by one in Silicon Valley the next year. This year, the company has spent around 6.4 percent of its total revenue, or $13.4 billion, on research and development.
“Samsung Electronics plans to focus its investments on securing innovative technologies as engines for future growth, as it sees R&D as a way of securing sustainable growth,” the company said. Among other companies, Intel and Microsoft grabbed the 4th and 5th spots, respectively, while Google came in at 12th position.
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