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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Altera Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $107 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $385 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Altera Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 87.93 (Mar. 2013 ) + 95.489 (Jun. 2013 ) + 95.336 (Sep. 2013 ) + 106.643 (Dec. 2013 ) = $385 Mil.
If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.
High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.
Altera Corp Annual Data
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Altera Corp Quarterly Data
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