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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. PMC-Sierra Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $50.9 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $198.9 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
PMC-Sierra Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 50.148 (Mar. 2014 ) + 49.388 (Jun. 2014 ) + 48.441 (Sep. 2014 ) + 50.942 (Dec. 2014 ) = $198.9 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.
PMC-Sierra Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||118.7||158.7||159.1||157.6||149.2||187.5||227.1||220.9||211.0||198.9|
PMC-Sierra Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||55.6||49.6||54.6||51.7||50.7||54.0||50.1||49.4||48.4||50.9|