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The Scoreboard is published exclusively for IRI Member organizations as a benefit of membership. The Scoreboard is not available for re-sale or reproduction to non- IRI members. This report provides benchmarking data on 1,000 companies across 17 industries.

Data in this report are for the 2007 fiscal year. Companies included in the survey are limited to those publicly held U.S. companies with sales of $50 million or more and R&D expenses of at least $5 million as reported in the Standard and Poor’s Compustat database as of July 31, 2008. R&D Expenses include only those dollars spent on company-sponsored research and development. Values of acquired in-process R&D are not included in the reported R&D expenses. R&D Expenses per Employee are based on the reported number of company employees at year end. Profits reported in the table are pre-tax income.

NOTE: The IRI R&D Leaderboard for 2007, containing the top 100 U.S. R&D investors, is not available in this report, but appears in the November-December 2008 issue of Research-Technology Management.