In 2017 Huawei spent $13.23 billion on Research & Development, 14.9% of its revenue. That made it one of the biggest spenders on R&D behind the likes of Amazon ($22.6B) and Alphabet ($16.6B). A huge portion of the company’s workforce – 45% – is dedicated to research.
Going forward it will put even more into R&D – Huawei has pledged to spend between $15 and $20 billion. Of that, 20% to 30% will go to basic science research (even though the original expectation was for 10%).
Beijing Research Center • Shanghai Research Center
Huawei believes it owns 10% of the essential patents…