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Synaptics Inc (NAS:SYNA)
Research and Development
$299 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Synaptics Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $74 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $299 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Synaptics Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 73.9 (Mar. 2016 ) + 78.2 (Jun. 2016 ) + 73.4 (Sep. 2016 ) + 73.5 (Dec. 2016 ) = $299 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

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.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Synaptics Inc Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
Research & Development 39506887105118145193293311

Synaptics Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 58777980817974787374
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