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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM)
Research and Development
$2,085 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

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. 2015 was $505 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $2,085 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. 2015 was 508.648407274 (Dec. 2014 ) + 533.792106418 (Mar. 2015 ) + 537.64339023 (Jun. 2015 ) + 504.640872986 (Sep. 2015 ) = $2,085 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 4945536506709941,1181,3911,6131,8131,999

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 451404397454505509534538505478
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