Samsung has been the world’s second volume of investment in research and development work, after Volkswagen, for several years. We now know that 2015 was no exception.
According to the comparative table compiled by researchers Strategy&Last year, technology giant has invested a staggering $ 14.1 billion in research and development of new technologies, giving Volkswagen with their $ 15.3 billion.
The company is trying to diversify its profit from the fact that their dependence on the mobile business has been steadily increasing and now accounts for almost a third of total income, while Samsung offers products in different segments, including displays, TV sets and processors.
In 2014, Samsung spent $ 13.4 billion in R & D, which shows a significant increase in investment in research and development of innovations.
For comparison, Apple invested about $ 6 billion, which allowed them to break into the top 20 leaders, but still it is far from their direct competitors in the mobile market.