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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM)
Research and Development
$2,076 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $595 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $2,076 Mil.


Definition

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

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 477.716381269 (Dec. 2015 ) + 479.29454329 (Mar. 2016 ) + 523.329411765 (Jun. 2016 ) + 595.250538844 (Sep. 2016 ) = $2,076 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.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 4945536486709941,1181,3911,6131,8131,999

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Research & Development 454505509534538505478479523595
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