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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Qualcomm Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,229 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $5,150 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Qualcomm Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 1352 (Dec. 2015 ) + 1301 (Mar. 2016 ) + 1268 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1229 (Sep. 2016 ) = $5,150 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.
Qualcomm Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||1,829||2,281||2,440||2,451||2,995||3,915||4,967||5,477||5,490||5,151|
Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||1,429||1,364||1,352||1,375||1,407||1,357||1,352||1,301||1,268||1,229|