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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 Dec. 2015 was $1,352 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $5,491 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Qualcomm Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 1375 (Mar. 2015 ) + 1407 (Jun. 2015 ) + 1357 (Sep. 2015 ) + 1352 (Dec. 2015 ) = $5,491 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
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||1,538||1,829||2,281||2,440||2,451||2,995||3,915||4,967||5,477||5,490|
Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||1,349||1,328||1,356||1,429||1,364||1,352||1,375||1,407||1,357||1,352|