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10 Companies with Most Discoveries

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 15 October 2012, 05:36 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore:  These companies below have held the largest market share in highly profitable businesses. Korean giant Toshiba has been extremely successful in consumer electronics, Microsoft dominates the operating system market and IBM is the market leader in enterprise computing. These companies have been able to rely on their constant revenue streams to support heavy investment in research and development. According to 24/7 Wall St. listed below are companies that invested the most in recent times.

10. Hitachi

2011 Patent Grants: 1,465
Profits: $-1.1 Billion
Sales: $96 Billion
Value: 473rd Largest

The 38th-largest company in Japan, Hitachi is a substantial and exceptionally diversified corporation, with major stakes in 11 separate industries, including electronics, construction, automotive systems and telecommunications. With such an array of businesses, the company is involved in a great many research and patent applications. It was awarded 1,465 U.S. patents in 2011. But the company’s shares are down 47.7 percent in the past five years, an under-performance of roughly 40 percentage points compared to the S&P 500 over the same period.

9. Hon Hai Precision Industry

2011 Patent Grants: 1,514
Profits: $2.4 billion
Sales: $61.2 billion
Value: 189th largest in world

Taiwan’s largest company, Hon Hai Precision Industry earned more than $60 billion in sales last year. Although this company’s name might not be very popular among all, most will recognize Foxconn, the company it purchased in 2010. Foxconn is the largest contract electronic manufacturer in the world. Shares of Hon Hai are down 63 percent in the past five years. Since 2009, the company’s annual patent rate has doubled.

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1: How about GE?
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 13 Nov, 2012