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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Synaptics Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $78.7 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $270.4 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Synaptics Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 56.896 (Jun. 2014 ) + 57.525 (Sep. 2014 ) + 77.223 (Dec. 2014 ) + 78.719 (Mar. 2015 ) = $270.4 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.
Synaptics Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||25.0||35.4||39.4||50.1||68.0||86.6||105.0||118.0||144.7||192.7|
Synaptics Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||34.3||36.7||40.9||40.4||45.9||49.4||56.9||57.5||77.2||78.7|