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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM)
Research and Development
$1,759 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

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. 2014 was $505 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,759 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. 2014 was 403.797362312 (Dec. 2013 ) + 396.928355263 (Mar. 2014 ) + 453.786928976 (Jun. 2014 ) + 504.663436328 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1,759 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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 own currency.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 3904224945536486709941,1181,3911,613

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 337362362358399451404397454505
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