2017 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - corporate

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 53.18 33.54 80 -35.5%
2 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.66 9.94 44 118.6%
3 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.59 7.49 14 195.8%
4 HP Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.49 6.57 9 1,264.9%
5 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.08 5.23 13 157.3%
6 HRL Laboratories LLC, United States of America (USA) 4.32 3.75 7 -11.0%
7 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.54 2.26 24 -9.0%
8 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.55 2.13 22 294.3%
9 Soraa Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 2.00 2 104.7%
10 Euclid TechLabs LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.12 1.99 6 1,628.1%
11 Dow Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.47 1.77 8 286.7%
12 Northrop Grumman Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.35 1.75 17 413.9%
13 Hysitron, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.88 1.57 9 83.0%
14 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.67 1.48 12 126.4%
15 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.75 1.27 11 -52.8%
16 General Atomics, United States of America (USA) 3.20 1.20 12 -61.7%
17 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.48 1.14 16 -20.7%
18 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.22 1.10 10 -73.3%
19 Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), United States of America (USA) 0.13 1.07 3 777.3%
20 NUSOD Institute LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.33 1.00 1 -23.2%
20 Disney Research, United States of America (USA) 1.00 1 N/A
20 Atom NanoElectronics Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 1 N/A
20 Selecta Biosciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 1 N/A
20 LGS Innovations, United States of America (USA) 1.00 1 N/A
20 Adesto Technologies Corporation, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.00 1 N/A
21 Thorlabs, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.06 0.98 3 1,503.5%
22 Nion Company, United States of America (USA) 0.94 3 N/A
23 Spin Transfer Technologies, United States of America (USA) 0.11 0.92 2 744.4%
24 Seagate Technology LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.69 0.85 3 25.7%
25 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 0.80 0.84 4 7.5%
26 Molecular Vista, United States of America (USA) 0.11 0.75 3 590.9%
26 Voss Scientific, LLC - Research & Development, United States of America (USA) 0.75 1 N/A
26 Gelest, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.75 1 N/A
27 Predictive Science Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.71 1 N/A
28 Procter & Gamble (P&G), United States of America (USA) 0.71 2 N/A
29 Micron Technology, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.78 0.70 1 -7.6%
30 Polyera Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.62 0.67 4 10.7%
31 Widetronix Corp., United States of America (USA) 0.67 1 N/A
32 Sila Nanotechnologies Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.15 0.65 2 329.5%
33 RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.50 0.63 2 29.6%
34 Glassimetal Technology Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.63 1 N/A
35 GlobalFoundries Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.13 0.62 4 -43.7%
36 Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.96 0.62 1 -34.5%
37 Axalta Coating Systems, United States of America (USA) 0.60 1 N/A
38 Corning Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 1.21 0.55 3 -53.3%
39 Azastra Opto, Canada 0.53 2 N/A
40 SunPreme, United States of America (USA) 0.52 2 N/A
41 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), United States of America (USA) 0.13 0.50 1 309.4%
41 Fort Wayne Metals, United States of America (USA) 0.67 0.50 1 -23.2%
41 General Motors (GM), United States of America (USA) 1.07 0.50 1 -52.1%
41 Flex Interconnect Technologies, United States of America (USA) 0.50 1 N/A
41 Biomime, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1 N/A
41 Cree, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1 N/A
41 Timron Scientific Consulting Inc., Canada 0.50 1 N/A
41 Nitride Crystals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1 N/A
41 Glassimetal Technology, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.50 1 N/A
41 EC Power, United States of America (USA) 0.50 1 N/A
42 Boeing Company, United States of America (USA) 0.17 0.49 2 201.5%
43 Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera), United States of America (USA) 0.45 0.46 4 5.3%
44 NTBS, United States of America (USA) 0.44 2 N/A
45 Raytheon Company, United States of America (USA) 1.56 0.44 14 -70.9%
46 Canadian Solar, Inc., Canada 0.50 0.44 1 -10.4%
47 SVT Associates, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.43 1 N/A
48 Gatan, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.08 0.43 4 468.8%
49 NanoAcademic Technologies Inc., Canada 0.42 2 N/A
50 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 0.41 2 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.