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KLA-Tencor Corp (NAS:KLAC)
Research and Development
$492 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. KLA-Tencor Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $118 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $492 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

KLA-Tencor Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 124.583 (Mar. 2015 ) + 128.839 (Jun. 2015 ) + 119.943 (Sep. 2015 ) + 118.272 (Dec. 2015 ) = $492 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

KLA-Tencor Corp Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
Research & Development 394438410371330386453488539531

KLA-Tencor Corp Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 132135134138144134125129120118
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