PMC-Sierra (PMCS)

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PMC-Sierra Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

54.01M for Dec. 31, 2013

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Dec. 31, 2013 54.01M
Sept. 30, 2013 50.73M
June 30, 2013 54.57M
March 31, 2013 54.62M
Dec. 31, 2012 49.55M
Sept. 30, 2012 55.60M
June 30, 2012 56.70M
March 31, 2012 59.07M
Dec. 31, 2011 56.52M
Sept. 30, 2011 59.67M
June 30, 2011 56.42M
March 31, 2011 54.50M
Dec. 31, 2010 51.57M
Sept. 30, 2010 50.18M
June 30, 2010 43.65M
March 31, 2010 42.07M
Dec. 31, 2009 38.35M
Sept. 30, 2009 35.82M
June 30, 2009 36.38M
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About R&D Expense

R&D expenses are a line item from many companies' income statements.

R&D expense (short for research and development expense) is essentially the amount of money that a company spends to develop new products and services each year. For example, if a pharmaceutical firm hires research scientists to develop new drugs, the salaries of these researchers will generally be expensed in the R&D expense category.

Like marketing expenses, but unlike capital expenditures, R&D expenses are subtracted from revenues every year directly. Therefore, accountants treat R&D spending as an expense rather than as an investment, though there is continuous debate over whether this is the correct classification.

An investor looking at companies with large R&D expenditures should think hard about whether a single company's R&D spending is an expense (like buying rubber to produce tires) or whether it is an investment (like buying machinery to produce tires more efficiently). Determining the answer to that question can have a large impact on how the company is valued.
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PMCS Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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Triquint Semiconductor 49.77M
Marvell Technology 288.90M
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PMCS Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 35.82M Sep 2009
Maximum 59.67M Sep 2011
Average 50.53M
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