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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $10.9 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $42.5 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 10.679 (Dec. 2013 ) + 10.896 (Mar. 2014 ) + 10.006 (Jun. 2014 ) + 10.869 (Sep. 2014 ) = $42.5 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.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||101.4||66.4||47.2||50.0||45.7||51.0||53.0||42.7||41.9||42.5|
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||10.5||10.2||10.5||9.8||11.7||9.9||10.7||10.9||10.0||10.9|