The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Ranks 91st in U.S. R&D Spending at $471M

First on TMO - Apple Ranks 91st in U.S. R&D Spending at $471M

by , 11:30 AM EST, December 1st, 2004

Apple Computer ranked 91st among American businesses in spending on research and development in 2003, according to a just announced list from Technology Review magazine.

Apple spent US$471 million in 2003 on R&D, a 6% increase over 2002, or $25 million more than the previous year.

Apple R&D accounts for 8% of its sales, the survey showed. The Mac and iPod maker spends $34,719 on R&D for each of its employees.

The 2004 R&D Scorecard of the top 150 spenders showed Apple sixth among the top nine computer hardware makers in spending. IBM was first among computer companies and 19th overall, followed by Hewlett-Packard in second and 24th overall. In comparison, IBM spent $5 billion on R&D in 2003; HP spend $3.6 billion. IBM had a 7% increase in R&D spending, or $318 million more. HP spent 10% more, or $340 million.

The trend among computer manufacturers in 2003 was to spend less on R&D, with a .4% overall decline.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated September 21st

Wed, 6:15 PM
iPhone X Production Not Ramping Up Until Mid October
Wed, 5:22 PM
You Can Still Restore iOS Apps From Your Hard Drive
Wed, 4:45 PM
Mass Delete Apps With the Help of iMazing
Wed, 4:34 PM
watchOS 4 Astronomy Face STILL Doesn't Display 'Seconds'
Wed, 4:17 PM
Apple Makes it Harder for Government Apps to Proliferate
Wed, 3:53 PM
iOS 11, Siri, APFS Backups, and T-Mobile's Band 71 - ACM 429
Wed, 3:18 PM
Freeter Pro: $9.99
Wed, 2:00 PM
PSA: Bluetooth and Wi-FI Settings in Control Center Aren't What They Seem
Wed, 1:31 PM
LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We're Just Finding Out
Wed, 1:28 PM
The Good and Bad in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 - TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-20
Wed, 12:43 PM
iOS 11: How to Turn Photos into Custom Apple Watch Faces
Wed, 11:25 AM
You Have Me to Blame for the iTunes 12.7 Fiasco...
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!