Table 4-9
Domestic R&D performance paid for by the company for top 10 business activities: 2008
(Millions of U.S. dollars)
Business activity   Business codea R&D paid for by the company
All business activities   21100–81390 232,505
Top 10 business activities   140,632
Pharmaceutical, medicinal, botanical, and biological products (except diagnostic) manufacturing   32541 41,593
Software publishers (except Internet)   51120 23,860
Semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturing   33440 22,674
Computers and peripheral equipment manufacturing   33410 9,223
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing   33910 8,521
Scientific research and development services   54170 8,464
Computer systems design and related services   54150 8,384
Motor vehicles manufacturing   33610 8,305
Telephone apparatus manufacturing   33421 5,424
Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing   33422 4,184
All other business activities including undistributed amounts   91,873

aBusiness codes and descriptions based on North American Industry Classification System industry definitions.

NOTES: Data tabulated independent of the industry classification of the company. Detail may not add to total because of rounding

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and Census Bureau, Business R&D and Innovation Survey (2008).

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