2018 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - corporate

Table criteria

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2017 Institution FC 2016 FC 2017
1 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 33.54 41.32
2 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 9.94 9.84
3 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 7.49 3.77
4 HP Inc., United States of America (USA) 6.57 3.68
5 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.27 2.47
6 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.23 2.35
7 HRL Laboratories LLC, United States of America (USA) 3.75 2.25
8 Northrop Grumman Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.75 2.17
9 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.26 2.07
10 Chevron Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.08 2.02
11 Soraa Inc., United States of America (USA) 2 2
12 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 0.84 1.8
13 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.48 1.68
14 SRI International, United States of America (USA) 1.3 1.47
15 Rydberg Technologies LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.25
16 Raytheon Company, United States of America (USA) 0.44 1.24
17 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.13 1.13
18 DowDuPont Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.77 1.07
19 General Atomics, United States of America (USA) 1.2 1.03
20 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), United States of America (USA) 1
20 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 0 1
20 SWK Research, United States of America (USA) 1
20 Intermolecular, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1
20 Vicarious FPC, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1
20 Avalanche Technology, United States of America (USA) 1
21 Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera), United States of America (USA) 0.46 0.95
22 Adroit Materials, United States of America (USA) 0.13 0.92
23 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.1 0.86
24 Spheryx, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.86
25 480 Biomedical, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.85
26 Texas Instruments Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 0.13 0.84
27 KBR Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.8
28 First Solar, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.8
28 Pranalytica, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.8
29 OEwaves, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.78
30 Firebird Biomolecular Sciences, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.75
31 LodeSpin Labs, United States of America (USA) 0.71
32 Physical Sciences Laboratories (PSL), The Aerospace Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.67 0.67
33 GlobalFoundries Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.62 0.63
34 AfaSci, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.61
35 Cree, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.5 0.6
35 Seagate Technology LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.85 0.6
36 Materials Development, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.59
37 Synopsys, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.56
38 Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, United States of America (USA) 0.33 0.52
39 Boston Consulting Group (BCG), United States of America (USA) 0.5
39 BioNano Genomics, United States of America (USA) 0.5
39 College of Arts, Education, and Sciences, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA) 0.5
40 Hysitron, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.57 0.45
41 Advanced Energy Materials, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.42
42 Polyera Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.67 0.41
43 Lintec of America, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.32 0.41
44 RxFF Consulting, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.4
44 Nonlinear Control Strategies (NLCSTR), United States of America (USA) 0.22 0.4
44 Predictive Science Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.71 0.4
44 Grandata, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.4
45 UES, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.13 0.4
46 PLANT PV Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.39
47 Plasma-Therm, United States of America (USA) 0.38
47 Industrial Economics Incorporated (IEc), United States of America (USA) 0.38
48 Scientist Support LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.35
49 Elenion Technologies, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.35
50 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. - Headquarter, United States of America (USA) 0.33
50 QEDone LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.33
50 Drug Design Methodologies, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.33
50 Maxwell Analytics LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.33
50 MicroLink Devices, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.33
50 Moderna Therapeutics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.33
50 Azimuth Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.28 0.33
51 Jacobs, United States of America (USA) 0.04 0.33
52 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.11 0.33
53 Thorlabs, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.98 0.3
54 Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), United States of America (USA) 1.07 0.29
55 Lam Research Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.29
56 Eureka Scientific, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.11 0.29
57 ionQ, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.06 0.29
58 Proton Energy Systems, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.29
59 General Motors (GM), United States of America (USA) 0.5 0.25
60 Curtin Studios Joseph, United States of America (USA) 0.25
60 Double Helix LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.25
60 Stion, United States of America (USA) 0.25
60 RedWave Energy Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.25
60 D'Addario & Company, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.25
60 SpaceX, United States of America (USA) 0.08 0.25
60 Systron Donner Inertial (SDI), Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.25

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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