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MediaTek makes top 100 global innovators list for three consecutive years
E170112Y1.E170111Y1 | Feb. 2017(E207) Back    
Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property & Science Business of Thomson Reuters) announced the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators list on November 11, 2016.  There are a total of 39 companies and institutions in the Asia Pacific region named to the list, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.  Taiwan-based MediaTek has been recognized as an innovative company for three consecutive years of 2014, 2015, and 2016.  

Now in its sixth year, the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators report reveals a prominent change in strategy of the global top innovators; that is, the volume of patent applications filed has decreased, while the rate of grant has increased.  Besides, the surge in R&D spending shows these innovators’ emphasis on and commitment to quality, instead of quantity for new inventions commercialization.  

The companies and institutions named on the list had generated TWD4 trillion for revenue in 2015 and spent more than TWD227 billion on R&D aspects.  On average, the 2016 Top 100 Innovators had spent 9.1% more in R&D aspect than that of the S&P 100.  (January 2017)