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'80 R&D % change * R&D as

Company (State) ($000) ('79-'80) % sales

COMPUTERS, PERIPHERALS, SEMICONDUCTORS

Prime Computer (MA) $20,390 69.0% 7.6%

Dysan (CA) 10,862 185.7 17.3

Cray Research (MN) 8,821 47.7 14.5

Tandem Computers (CA) 8,786 88.8 8.1

Auto-trol Technology (CO) 6,123 50.8 12.1

Applicon (MA) 5,674 123.5 11.2

Gerber Scientific (CT) 5,318 62.9 7.1

Floating Point Systems (OR) 4,603 16.0 10.9

Evans & Sutherland (UT) 4,160 149.8 12.1

Monolithic Memories (CA) 4,001 90.2 5.1

Triad Systems (CA) 3,757 85.0 6.6

Ramtek (CA) 3,712 63.0 14.8

Verbatim (CA) 2,205 94.8 4.4

Cullinane Database Systems (MA) 2,016 42.5 10.1

Standard Microsystems (NY) 1,610 51.3 10.8

Printronix (CA) 1,300 54.2 3.5

Cado Systems (CA) 1,299 216.8 4.3

Hurco (IN) 1,257 24.2 4.4

NBI (CO) 1,210 124.5 3.7

Tandon (CA) 960 54.8 4.2

Intelligent Systems (GA) 843 30.1 5.8

Silicon Systems (CA) 821 61.9 7.8

Wespercorp (CA) 722 47.3 7.5

Computer Entry Systems (MD) 583 52.6 9.9

Vermont Research (VT) 458 49.2 2.8

Dicomed (MN) 317 -3.9 5.9

MEDICAL ELECTRONICS AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS

United States Surgical (CT) $3,020 31.9% 3.5%

Adac Laboratories (CA) 2,133 67.4 11.4

Haemonetics (MA) 1,100 74.0 5.7

Electro-Biology (NJ) 1,030 15.2 19.3

Kevex (CA) 977 51.0 5.7

Survival Technology (MD) 829 48.3 5.4

Electromedics (CO) 500 2,172.7 16.6

Omnimedical (CA) 95 -37.9 0.7

Sci Med Life Systems (MN) 89 25.4 2.9

ELECTRONICS

Data Terminal Systems (MA) $5,691 75.2% 5.3%

Kratos (CA) 4,180 53.5 7.5

Data Card (MN) 1,712 5.7 2.6

National Micronetics (NY) 1,000 -8.7 5.0

Electrospace Systems (TX) 646 52.7 1.9

Interface Mechanisms (WA) 639 46.2 6.3

Autodynamics (NJ) 447 76.0 5.6

HCC (CA) 230 52.3 1.4

HEI (MN) 172 33.3 2.7

TELECOMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER NETWORKING SYSTEMS

Rolm (CA) $13,379 90.3% 6.7%

Tellabs (IL) 2,302 48.4 5.3

Network Systems (MN) 1,786 56.1 13.6

AM Cable TV Industries (PA) 33 n3 NA 0.6

POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND NUCLEAR FUEL HANDLING

PaR Systems (MN) $84 162.5% 0.4%

Anderson 2000 (GA) 27 80.0 0.5

SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER SERVICES

Comshare (MI) $4,942 48.0% 6.3%

American Management Systems (VA) 4,412 9.9 7.1

'78 & '79

R&D as % R&D $ per R&D as

Company (State) profits employee % sales

COMPUTERS, PERIPHERALS, SEMICONDUCTORS

Prime Computer (MA) 65.3% $5,084 8.0%

Dysan (CA) 135.9 6,034 8.7

Cray Research (MN) 80.9 11,591 13.9

Tandem Computers (CA) 82.2 6,335 8.5

Auto-trol Technology (CO) 161.7 9,420 12.8

Applicon (MA) 180.2 7,228 10.4

Gerber Scientific (CT) 90.8 4,432 7.3

Floating Point Systems (OR) 122.3 5,415 13.0

Evans & Sutherland (UT) 67.9 9,183 8.3

Monolithic Memories (CA) 41.6 1,673 9.4

Triad Systems (CA) 74.7 4,615 6.7

Ramtek (CA) 321.1 9,872 13.9

Verbatim (CA) 164.8 1,475 3.0

Cullinane Database Systems (MA) 83.9 8,506 9.8

Standard Microsystems (NY) 69.7 5,649 8.8

Printronix (CA) 41.4 1,529 3.5

Cado Systems (CA) 28.9 8,777 2.7

Hurco (IN) 491.0 3,492 5.6

NBI (CO) 37.8 1,806 n2 4.1

Tandon (CA) 63.7 1,661 11.6

Intelligent Systems (GA) 173.1 4,557 8.3

Silicon Systems (CA) 137.1 5,297 5.7

Wespercorp (CA) 94.4 4,719 5.9

Computer Entry Systems (MD) 58.2 6,859 9.1

Vermont Research (VT) 16.4 2,054 5.4

Dicomed (MN) 56.4 5,561 11.2

MEDICAL ELECTRONICS AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS

United States Surgical (CT) 37.9% $2,195 3.5%

Adac Laboratories (CA) 242.4 6,112 n2 9.9

Haemonetics (MA) 64.8 2,529 3.8

Electro-Biology (NJ) loss 7,103 110.9

Kevex (CA) 47.2 3,687 6.1

Survival Technology (MD) 127.0 4,064 4.4

Electromedics (CO) 217.4 6,250 1.7

Omnimedical (CA) 8.4 171 3.5

Sci Med Life Systems (MN) 48.6 937 n2 3.2

ELECTRONICS

Data Terminal Systems (MA) 59.6% $2,846 4.6%

Kratos (CA) 121.3 3,828 6.4

Data Card (MN) 24.4 1,048 3.6

National Micronetics (NY) loss 1,171 5.4

Electrospace Systems (TX) 31.0 681 n2 2.0

Interface Mechanisms (WA) 74.0 2,219 6.4

Autodynamics (NJ) 145.6 2,569 5.8

HCC (CA) 15.9 708 1.8

HEI (MN) 27.7 856 3.3

TELECOMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER NETWORKING SYSTEMS

Rolm (CA) 77.2% $3,167 6.1%

Tellabs (IL) 34.8 4,032 5.7

Network Systems (MN) 94.3 8,755 14.3

AM Cable TV Industries (PA) 7.8 100 n3 NA

POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND NUCLEAR FUEL HANDLING

PaR Systems (MN) 4.6% $300 n2 0.3%

Anderson 2000 (GA) 5.0 1,000 n2 0.5

SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER SERVICES

Comshare (MI) 118.7% $3,855 6.6%

American Management Systems (VA) 192.7 4,270 7.3

'79 - '80 '79 - '80 '80

sales profit profits as

Company (State) gain change * % sales

COMPUTERS, PERIPHERALS, SEMICONDUCTORS

Prime Computer (MA) 75% 84% 11.7%

Dysan (CA) 86 166 12.7

Cray Research (MN) 42 39 17.9

Tandem Computers (CA) 95 117 9.8

Auto-trol Technology (CO) 51 10 7.5

Applicon (MA) 78 369 6.2

Gerber Scientific (CT) 65 51 7.9

Floating Point Systems (OR) 43 88 8.9

Evans & Sutherland (UT) 72 158 17.8

Monolithic Memories (CA) 111 n1 NA 12.4

Triad Systems (CA) 84 53 8.9

Ramtek (CA) 65 307 4.6

Verbatim (CA) 41 -43 2.7

Cullinane Database Systems (MA) 44 34 12.0

Standard Microsystems (NY) 31 -30 15.5

Printronix (CA) 80 71 8.5

Cado Systems (CA) 59 78 14.9

Hurco (IN) 67 -62 0.9

NBI (CO) 149 94 9.7

Tandon (CA) 247 836 6.6

Intelligent Systems (GA) 53 -28 3.4

Silicon Systems (CA) 24 12 5.7

Wespercorp (CA) 22 -10 7.9

Computer Entry Systems (MD) 28 20 17.0

Vermont Research (VT) 58 85 17.4

Dicomed (MN) 32 58 10.4

MEDICAL ELECTRONICS AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS

United States Surgical (CT) 42% 55% 9.2%

Adac Laboratories (CA) 45 -31 4.7

Haemonetics (MA) 34 50 8.8

Electro-Biology (NJ) 485 n1 NA loss

Kevex (CA) 36 31 12.2

Survival Technology (MD) 32 -62 4.2

Electromedics (CO) 59 n1 NA 7.6

Omnimedical (CA) 113 726 8.7

Sci Med Life Systems (MN) 38 216 6.0

ELECTRONICS

Data Terminal Systems (MA) 55% -32% 8.6%

Kratos (CA) 34 35 6.2

Data Card (MN) 38 71 10.6

National Micronetics (NY) 0.8 n1 NA loss

Electrospace Systems (TX) 58 28 6.2

Interface Mechanisms (WA) 51 -18 8.5

Autodynamics (NJ) 64 -19 3.9

HCC (CA) 95 67 8.9

HEI (MN) 45 48 9.8

TELECOMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER NETWORKING SYSTEMS

Rolm (CA) 66% 49% 8.6%

Tellabs (IL) 42 40 15.1

Network Systems (MN) 61 64 14.4

AM Cable TV Industries (PA) 53 118 8.0

POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND NUCLEAR FUEL HANDLING

PaR Systems (MN) 70% 100% 9.5%

Anderson 2000 (GA) 97 130 9.0

SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER SERVICES

Comshare (MI) 48% -5% 5.3%

American Management Systems (VA) 22 25 3.7

* Increase unless otherwise noted.

n1 - Not applicable; figure cannot be calculated because of loss in 1979.

n2 - 1979 R&D as a percent of 1979 sales.

n3 - Not applicable; no R&D in 1978-79.

Companies listed were selected at random from the 1981 INC. 100 and INC. Second 100 rankings of the fastest growing publicly held smaller companies in the United States (INC., May and June, 1981).

Last updated: Aug 1, 1981




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