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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. 2014 was $1,364 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $5,477 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. 2014 was 1328 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1356 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1429 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1364 (Sep. 2014 ) = $5,477 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||1,011||1,538||1,829||2,281||2,440||2,549||2,995||3,915||4,967||5,477|
Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||974||1,114||1,106||1,214||1,298||1,349||1,328||1,356||1,429||1,364|