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 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 53.18 101
2 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.66 18
3 HRL Laboratories LLC, United States of America (USA) 4.32 6
4 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.22 15
5 General Atomics, United States of America (USA) 3.20 21
6 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.75 12
7 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.59 11
8 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.54 16
9 OEwaves, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.22 3
10 General Electric Company (GE), United States of America (USA) 2.10 3
11 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.08 8
12 Leidos Holdings, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.65 10
13 Raytheon Company, United States of America (USA) 1.56 11
14 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.48 11
15 New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB), United States of America (USA) 1.40 3
16 D. E. Shaw Research, United States of America (USA) 1.40 2
17 NUSOD Institute LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.33 2
18 Corning Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 1.21 6
19 GlobalFoundries Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.13 6
20 General Motors (GM), United States of America (USA) 1.07 4
21 Qualcomm Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 1.06 6
22 Dynamic Connections, United States of America (USA) 1.00 1
22 NanoSonic, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 1
22 Pranalytica, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 1
22 Soraa Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 1
23 Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.96 1
24 Lam Research Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.91 3
25 Hysitron, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.88 5
26 Omega Optics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.83 3
27 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 0.80 1
28 Weinberg Medical Physics, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.78 1
28 Energy Matter Conversion Corporation (EMC2), United States of America (USA) 0.78 1
29 Micron Technology, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.78 2
30 Semaphore Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.75 1
31 Revalesio Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.73 2
32 NanoPhotonica Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.72 1
33 Seagate Technology LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.69 2
34 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.67 7
35 Maxim Integrated Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.67 1
35 Crocus Technology, United States of America (USA) 0.67 2
35 Fort Wayne Metals, United States of America (USA) 0.67 1
36 Polyera Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.62 5
37 HexaTech, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.61 3
38 Intraband, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.57 2
39 InvenSense, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.56 5
40 MEARS Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.56 1
41 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.55 12
42 MC10 Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 4
43 First Solar, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1
43 Genvac AeroSpace Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1
43 RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.50 1
43 Crystal Solar, United States of America (USA) 0.50 1
43 STI Optronics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1
43 Amethyst Research Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 0.50 2
44 HP Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.49 5
45 Dow Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.47 9
46 Artep, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.46 2
47 Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera), United States of America (USA) 0.45 4
48 Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 0.45 3
49 M-Cubed Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.43 1
50 Plasmonics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.40 1
50 ZIN Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.40 1

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