2016 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - corporate

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 16.55 33
2 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.50 10
3 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 5.01 20
4 Toyota Group, Japan 4.64 11
5 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.60 7
6 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 1.95 3
7 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.88 4
8 Kaneka Corporation, Japan 1.83 3
9 Canon Inc., Japan 1.50 2
10 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 1.41 8
11 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 1.37 3
12 JEOL Ltd., Japan 1.18 4
13 TDK Corporation, Japan 1.17 2
13 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 1.17 2
14 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.09 3
15 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co., Ltd., Japan 1.00 1
15 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.00 1
15 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.00 1
16 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.76 3
17 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.76 2
18 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.70 1
18 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.70 2
19 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.60 5
20 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.59 4
21 Nagoya International Patent Firm, Japan 0.50 1
21 Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
21 Choshu Industry Co., Ltd. (CIC), Japan 0.50 1
21 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
22 Gigaphoton, Inc., Japan 0.49 2
23 R&D Partnership for Future Power Electronics Technology (FUPET), Japan 0.38 1
24 Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1
24 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.33 1
25 Rohm Co., Ltd., Japan 0.30 5
26 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 0.25 1
26 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.25 1
27 Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan 0.22 1
28 Canon ANELVA Corporation, Japan 0.21 1
29 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan 0.21 2
30 NAMICS Corporation, Japan 0.20 1
30 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.20 1
31 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
31 MEMS CORE Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
31 Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan 0.14 1
31 3-D Matrix, Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
32 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.11 1
32 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.11 1
33 SPring-8 Service Co., Ltd., Japan 0.10 1
34 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.05 1
35 Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan 0.04 1
35 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.04 1
35 Dyden Corporation, Japan 0.04 1
36 LxRay Co., Ltd., Japan 0.03 1
37 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.00 1

Footnote

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