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Geography 3422A/B Study Guide - Electronic Component, Computer Hardware

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GEOG 3422A/B
Milford Green

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Top 100 3/11/2013 10:47:00 AM
Top 100
The criteria for the Top 100 Global Innovator award are:
o Success successful patents
o Global protecting an invention in major world markets is an
indication of the significant value a company places on IP
o Influence how often an invention is cited by other
companies in their inventions
o Volume companies able to generate a sizeable amount of
Key Findings:
o The United States leads the world in Semiconductor &
Electronic Component Manufacturing
o Asia leads the world in Computer Hardware and Automotive
Manufacturing at 64%
o Europe leads the world in Machinery Manufacturing with 63%
and has more than half of the Top 100 Global Innovators in
this category in Sweden
o France leads the world in Scientific Research and is the
European nation with the most companies represented in the
o Percentage of the global innovator companies:
North America 40%
Asia 31%
Europe 29%
The most prevalent industry within the Top 100 list is
Semiconductor & Electronic Component Manufacturing
o 14 of the 100 companies are from this sector
o 50% are from North America
Chemical Manufacturing:
o US 46% of the companies
o Europe 31%
o Asia 23%
o The leading industry represented is Semiconductor &
Electronic Component Manufacturing at 18%, followed by
Chemical Manufacturing at 15%
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