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Micron Technology Inc (NAS:MU)
Research & Development
$1,736 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Micron Technology Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $473 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was $1,736 Mil.


Definition

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

Micron Technology Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was 382 (May. 2016 ) + 411 (Aug. 2016 ) + 470 (Nov. 2016 ) + 473 (Feb. 2017 ) = $1,736 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Micron Technology Inc Annual Data

Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15Aug16
Research & Development 8056806476247919189311,3711,5401,617

Micron Technology Inc Quarterly Data

Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16Feb17
Research & Development 376379406379421403382411470473
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