Semiconductor R&D Spending to Reach $49.2 Billion in 2008

July 2008
Portable Design;Jul2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p14
The article reports that the worldwide research and development spending on semiconductors grew 12% in the first quarter of 2008. It is indicated that the spending rose to $11.1 billion compared to $10 billion in research and development expenditures during the first quarter of 2007. IC Insights analyzed that the research and development spending as a percent of semiconductor market sales stood at 17.5% in the first quarter of 2008 compared to 16.4% in the same quarter in 2007. The data gathered by IC Insights indicated that pure-play silicon foundries spent only 17% of total sales on research and development and engineering expenditures in the first quarter of 2008.


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