Top 100 Global Innovators

The 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’s 100 most innovative organizations.

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  • USA
    3M Company

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    5x winner

    3M is a global, science-based company that invents and manufactures cutting-edge products in a variety of industries, from Health Care and Electronics, to Aerospace and Consumer. It has operations in more than 65 countries and product sales in nearly 200.

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  • USA
    Abbott Laboratories

    Pharmaceuticals

    3x winner

    Abbott is a global company with offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals.

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  • USA
    Advanced Micro Devices

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments.

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  • USA
    Air Products

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    2x winner

    Air Products is a provider of atmospheric, process and specialty gases;performance materials;equipment;and technology. It serves customers across a range of industries including transportation, semiconductor, health and personal care, as well as energy. Air Products had 263 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • Japan
    Aisin Seiki

    Automotive

    2x winner

    Also known as Aisin, the company primarily manufactures and sells auto parts as well as lifestyle and wellness related products such as beds, sewing machines and gas heat pump products. Headquartered in Anjo, the company is known for developing the Prius transmission and the world’s first speaking navigation system.

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  • France
    Alcatel-Lucent

    Telecommunications

    5x winner

    A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signaling, infrastructure, maintenance and integrated solutions to its clients.

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  • France
    Alstom

    Oil, Gas, & Energy

    1x winner

    A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signaling, infrastructure, maintenance and integrated solutions to its clients.

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  • USA
    Amazon

    Software

    1x winner

    Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States.

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  • USA
    Analog Devices

    Hardware & Electronics

    4x winner

    Analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits (IC) developed by Analog Devices are used in a broad spectrum of electronic equipment. Headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, the company’s products take real-world phenomena like motion, sound, temperature, pressure and light, and translate them into electrical signals.

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  • USA
    Apple

    Telecommunications

    5x winner

    Apple designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile phones, and digital music devices. These products include the MacBook, iPod, iPad, and iPhone. The company also offers a range of related services and software like iTunes and the App Store, as well as professional software.

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  • France
    Arkema

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    5x winner

    The company produces specialty chemicals that provide practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation, and the need for lighter materials. Arkema has 10 research centers and operates in more than 40 countries.

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  • USA
    Avago Technologies (formerly LSI Corporation)

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound and CMOS based semiconductor design and processing. Avago’s extensive product portfolio serves four primary target markets: wireless communications, enterprise storage, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other.

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  • Germany
    BASF

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    3x winner

    BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. With more than 112,000 employees, six Verbund sites and 376 additional production sites worldwide, BASF is represented in all economic regions.

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  • Germany
    Bayer

    Pharmaceuticals

    2x winner
  • USA
    Becton Dickinson

    Manufacturing & Medical

    1x winner

    BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products.

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  • Canada
    BlackBerry

    Telecommunications

    3x winner

    BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, designs and manufactures wireless solutions for the mobile industry. The company’s products include smartphones and software for businesses.

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  • Germany
    Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pharmaceuticals

    1x winner

    The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany. The company operates globally with 146 affiliates and a total of more than 47,700 employees. The focus of the family-owned company, founded in 1885, is researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

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  • USA
    Boeing

    Aerospace & Defense

    5x winner

    Boeing manufactures commercial jets and military aircraft, as well as satellites, rotorcrafts, electronic and defense systems, and launch vehicles. Headquartered in Chicago, the company provides its products and services to customers around the world.

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  • Japan
    Bridgestone

    Automotive

    1x winner

    Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company.  In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods.  Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

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  • USA
    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pharmaceuticals

    2x winner
  • Japan
    Canon

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    A multinational corporation, Canon specializes in the manufacturing of imaging and optical products which include computer printers, digital cameras, camcorders, copy machines, document scanners, and medical image recording equipment.

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  • Japan
    Casio Computer

    Hardware & Electronics

    2x winner

    With over 10,000 employees, The Casio Computer Company is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo. Its products include timepieces, electronic dictionaries, calculators, label printers, electronic musical instruments, handheld terminals, cash registers, office computers, printers and projectors.

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  • France
    CEA - The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

    Institution & Government Research

    5x winner

    Established in 1945, the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) is a French government funded technological research organization. The CEA’s mission has two main objectives which are to become the leading technological research organization in Europe and to ensure that the nuclear deterrent remains effective in the future.

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  • USA
    Chevron

    Oil, Gas, & Energy

    4x winner

    Headquartered in San Ramon, California, Chevron produces crude oil, natural gas, and many other products such as lubricant and fuel oil additives. The company’s products are sold in Chevron and Texaco retail stations across the United States.

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  • France
    CNRS, The French National Center for Scientific Research

    Institution & Government Research

    5x winner

    Founded in 1939 by government decree, The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France’s Ministry of Research. CNRS carries out research in all areas of science, technology, and society through its ten institutes.

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  • Japan
    Daikin Industries

    Manufacturing & Medical

    3x winner

    Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a leading innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Headquartered in Osaka, it has operations in Japan, China, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.

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  • USA
    Dow Chemical Company

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    5x winner

    Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Midland, Michigan the company is a provider of plastics, specialty chemicals, advanced materials and agricultural products. The company has more than 5,000 products that are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe.

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  • USA
    DuPont

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    5x winner

    E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, commonly referred to as DuPont, got its start in the gun powder industry in 1802. Today, DuPont’s products, materials and services span a wide range of markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.

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  • USA
    Emerson Electric

    Household Goods

    4x winner

    Recognized as one of the largest power equipment manufacturers in the USA, Emerson has a global business presence spanning 150 countries. Its five business segments include Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.

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  • Sweden
    Ericsson

    Telecommunications

    5x winner

    Founded in 1876 Ericsson is a communications and technology services company operating in 180 countries worldwide. The company’s offerings include services, software and infrastructure for telecom operators and other industries.

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  • USA
    ExxonMobil

    Oil, Gas, & Energy

    4x winner

    Exxon Mobil is the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company and the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products worldwide. It markets its petroleum products under the Exxon, Esso and Mobil brands. Exxon Mobil Inc had 1,075 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012

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  • Germany
    Fraunhofer

    Institution & Government Research

    3x winner

    Fraunhofer is an application-oriented research organization. The research efforts are focused on people’s need specifically in health, security, communication, energy and the environment.

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  • USA
    Freescale Semiconductor

    Hardware & Electronics

    3x winner

    Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Freescale Semiconductor is a provider of embedded processing solutions for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.

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  • Japan
    FUJIFILM

    Hardware & Electronics

    4x winner

    FUJIFILM is in the business of the development, production, sale, and service of imaging, information and document solutions. Products range from color film and digital cameras to equipment and materials for medical systems, as well as office copy machines and printers.

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  • Japan
    Fujitsu

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    Fujitsu, offers a wide range of technology products and services. Computer and electronic components software, servers and world leading IT services are just a handful of offerings in their vast portfolio.

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  • Japan
    Furukawa Electric

    Household Goods

    2x winner

    Founded in 1884 by Furukawa Ichibei as a copper-smelting and wire manufacturing facility, today Furukawa Electric is one of the fifteen largest industrial conglomerates in Japan. Best known for its electrical equipment products, the company develops cables for the telecommunications industry and electronics for automotive systems to name a few.

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  • USA
    General Electric

    Household Goods

    5x winner

    General Electric is a technology and financial services company with businesses across many industries including healthcare, aviation, finance, and energy management. GE’s wide range of products and services include home appliances, medical technologies and lighting.

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  • USA
    Google (now Alphabet Inc.)

    Software

    4x winner

    Google is a global technology company that focuses on improving the ways people connect with information. The company’s business focuses on the areas of internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies.

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  • Japan
    Hitachi

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    Hitachi which means “risen sun,” was founded over 100 years ago. The company develops servers, mainframes, and ATMs for its largest business arm, Information and Telecommunications Systems.

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  • Japan
    Honda Motor

    Automotive

    5x winner

    Honda Motor Company develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of motor products. These products range from small general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars.

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  • USA
    Honeywell International

    Household Goods

    5x winner

    More than a century old the company is a diversified technology and manufacturing company. Products range from jet engines to thermostats.

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  • Japan
    Idemitsu Kosan

    Oil, Gas, & Energy

    1x winner

    Founded in 1911, the company engages in the production and sale of petroleum products and basic oil-based chemicals while developing new energy resources. Strategic businesses include petroleum products, petrochemical products, oil exploration and production, and coal.

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  • France
    IFP Energies Nouvelles

    Institution & Government Research

    5x winner

    IFP Energies Nouvelles is a research, innovation, and training center active in the fields of the environment, energy and transportation. Its mission is to provide public players and industry with efficient, economical, clean and sustainable technologies to take up three major challenges facing society: climate change and environmental impacts, energy diversification, and water resource management.

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  • USA
    Intel

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    Intel designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for computing devices. Intel’s products include processors, chipsets, motherboards, which can be found in a range of products like laptops, servers and desktops.

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  • USA
    InterDigital

    Telecommunications

    1x winner

    Founded in 1972, InterDigital designs and develops advanced technologies that enable and enhance mobile communications and capabilities. The company’s innovations are used in digital cellular and wireless products and networks, including 2G, 3G, 4G and IEEE 802.

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  • Japan
    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

    Institution & Government Research

    1x winner

    JST is an institution responsible for the implementation of Japan’s Science and Technology policies. The organization is responsible for establishing an infrastructure for the entire process of knowledge creation, from the maximization of R&D outcomes to its implementation in society.

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  • USA
    Johnson & Johnson

    Pharmaceuticals

    3x winner

    Founded in 1886, Johnson & Johnson develops and manufactures a broad range of products in the health care field with three main business segments: consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics.

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  • USA
    Johnson Controls

    Automotive

    1x winner

    Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader, serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company creates products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles.

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  • Japan
    JTEKT

    Automotive

    1x winner

    Established from a 2006 merger of Koyo Seiko Co., and Toyoda Machinery USA, JTEKT Corporation is a multibillion automotive components supplier supporting a wide range of functions such as steering systems and drive-line components to realize assuredness, safety and comfort.

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  • Japan
    Kawasaki Heavy Industries

    Manufacturing & Medical

    1x winner

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of transportation equipment and industrial goods in Japan and internationally. The company’s business segments include shipbuilding, gas turbines and machinery, aerospace, rolling stock and construction machinery and consumer products and machinery.

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  • Japan
    Kobe Steel

    Manufacturing & Medical

    2x winner

    Founded in 1905, and operating under the brand Kobleco, the company is a metal supplier for iron, steel, copper, aluminum, welding, infrastructure, plant engineering, machinery, electronics, real estate, and advanced materials.

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  • Japan
    Komatsu

    Manufacturing & Medical

    2x winner

    Established in 1921 and named after the city of Komatsu, the multinational corporation manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, as well as industrial equipment including press machines, lasers and thermoelectric generators.

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  • Japan
    Kyocera

    Household Goods

    2x winner

    Founded in 1959 the multinational electronics and ceramics manufacturer is best known for its printers, mobile phones and multi-function devices. Other product lines include solar cells and advanced ceramics.

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  • Korea
    LG Electronics

    Household Goods

    5x winner

    LG Electronics is a manufacturer of consumer electronics, mobile communications, and home appliances. LG has four business units: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. The company’s products include 3D TVs, LED monitors and refrigerators.

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  • USA
    Lockheed Martin

    Automotive

    4x winner

    Established in 1912, specialties include aeronautics (aircraft and UAVs), space systems (satellites and space travel) as well as information systems for vessels such as submarines.

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  • Korea
    LSIS

    Oil, Gas, & Energy

    5x winner

    Also known as LSIS, the company is a provider of power systems, automations, green car solutions, smart grid solutions, and photovoltaic systems.

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  • Japan
    Makita Corporation

    Manufacturing & Medical

    1x winner

    With 100 years of experience in advanced motor design, Makita is the innovation leader in power tools. Makita meets the demands of the construction world with industrial tools and accessories engineered to help make professional users more productive to meet high efficiency standards.

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  • USA
    Marvell

    Hardware & Electronics

    4x winner

    The company’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing helps drive multiple platforms including mobile, networking, and storage solutions.

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  • Taiwan
    MediaTek

    Hardware & Electronics

    2x winner

    Founded in 1997, the company specializes in semiconductor technology that provides system-on-chip solutions for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-rays.

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  • USA
    Medtronic

    Manufacturing & Medical

    2x winner

    Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the company develops and manufactures innovative medical device technology and therapies to treat chronic disease worldwide.

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  • USA
    Micron

    Hardware & Electronics

    4x winner

    Well known for memory chips, the company manufactures and markets a range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory. Micron’s customer segments include networking and storage, consumer electronics, mobile telecommunications, and computers.

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  • USA
    Microsoft

    Software

    5x winner

    Established in 1975 Microsoft has a wide range of computer software products and services. It serves customers through eight business divisions that range from Windows Mobile to Server and Tools.

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  • Japan
    Mitsubishi Electric

    Household Goods

    5x winner

    Established in 1921, the company manufactures and sells electric and electronic equipment. Products include energy and electric systems, electronic devices, industrial automation devices, home appliances and information, and communication systems.

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  • Japan
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

    Manufacturing & Medical

    4x winner

    Established in 1950, the company manufactures over 700 products that span a wide range of fields including power-generation facilities, aerospace rockets, industrial equipment and more.

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  • Japan
    Mitsui Chemicals

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    1x winner

    Mitsui Chemicals offers a diverse array of specialty products such as Chemicals & Intermediates, Chemical Solvents, Specialty Polymers and Engineering Plastics, Functional Materials, Electronic Materials and Adhesive Resins. The products are used in a variety of applications for the automotive, packaging, healthcare, semiconductor and electronics industries.

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  • Japan
    NEC

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    The company is a provider of information technology (IT) services and products. The product portfolio includes servers, display solutions, broadcasting video systems, internet, and software to name a few.

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  • USA
    Nike

    Household Goods

    4x winner

    The company is a designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a range of sports and fitness activities. Nike subsidiaries include Converse, Cole Haan, Umbro, and Hurley International.

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  • Japan
    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal

    Manufacturing & Medical

    4x winner

    The steel company produces products ranging from pipes and tubes to railway, automotive, and machinery parts. Business segments include steelmaking and steel fabrication, engineering, chemicals, new materials and system solutions.

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  • Japan
    Nissan Motor

    Automotive

    3x winner

    Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan Motor Company offers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands.

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  • Japan
    Nitto Denko

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    5x winner

    The company’s wide range of products include reverse osmosis membranes for seawater desalination, optical films for liquid crystal displays, transdermal drug delivery systems, and automotive materials.

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  • Switzerland
    Novartis

    Pharmaceuticals

    2x winner

    Headquartered in Basel, this leading pharmaceutical company develops and markets innovative products to prevent and cure diseases. Novartis products include methylphenidate (Ritalin), clozapine (Clozaril) among others.

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  • Japan
    NTT

    Telecommunications

    5x winner

    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) company’s roots go back to the introduction of the telegraph in Japan, and today focuses on innovation in cloud technology, mobility, network, and communications.

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  • Japan
    Olympus

    Manufacturing & Medical

    5x winner

    Although well known for its cameras the company is a leader in endescopes and other medical equipment. The product portfolio also includes endotheraphy devices, biological and industrial microscopes, IC recorders, and binoculars.

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  • USA
    Oracle

    Software

    3x winner

    Headquartered in Redwood City, California, this computer technology company provides software and computer hardware products and services.

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  • Japan
    Panasonic

    Household Goods

    5x winner

    Comprised of over 634 companies, the company manufactures and markets a wide range of products including home appliances, electronic components, semiconductors, medical equipment, plasma panels, Blu-ray discs, and DVD players.

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  • Netherlands
    Philips

    Household Goods

    4x winner

    Philips serves professional and consumer markets through three sectors: healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle.

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  • USA
    Qualcomm

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    The company is a provider of wireless technology and services including 3G, 4G, and next-generation. Qualcomm’s portfolio of businesses include CDMA Technologies, semiconductor operations, government technologies, and internet services.

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  • Switzerland
    Roche

    Pharmaceuticals

    5x winner

    Roche is a research-focused company, discovering, developing, and providing therapeutic and diagnostic products and services to patients and healthcare professionals worldwide.

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  • France
    Safran

    Aerospace & Defense

    3x winner

    Headquartered in Paris, this multinational company specializes in air craft and rocket engines, aerospace components and security.

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  • France
    Saint-Gobain

    Manufacturing & Medical

    5x winner

    The company is one of the world’s largest materials group. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products for construction, transportation, industrial, food storage and solar energy use. It also produces high performance plastics.

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  • Korea
    Samsung Electronics

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    The company is one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers. It also an electronics company that makes a wide range of consumer devices that include DVD players, digital TVs, digital cameras, computer color monitors and more.

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  • USA
    Seagate

    Hardware & Electronics

    4x winner

    Seagate is a manufacturer of hard drives and storage solutions. The company’s portfolio of products includes hard disk drives, solid-state drive, and solid-state hybrid drives. The company also offers retail storage products, as well as data-recovery services.

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  • Japan
    Seiko Epson

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    The company’s products include PCs, printers, scanners, projectors, quartz devices, semiconductors, watches, and factory automation equipment.

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  • Japan
    Shin-Etsu Chemical

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    5x winner

    Referred to as the largest chemical company in Japan, Shin-Etsu has the largest global market share of polyvinyl chloride, semiconductor silicon, and photomask substrates. It also develops over 4,000 types of silicone.

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  • Japan
    Showa Denko

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    1x winner

    Formed in 1939 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) manufactures chemical products and industrial materials. SDK’s products serve a wide array of fields ranging from heavy industry to the electronic and computer industries. The company is divided in five business sectors: petrochemicals, aluminum, electronics, chemicals, and inorganic materials. Showa Denko has more than 180 subsidiaries and affiliates around the world.

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  • Belgium
    Solvay

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    2x winner

    The company is a producer of essential chemicals including soda ash, caustic soda, and hydrogen peroxide. Solvay also produces special chemicals such as fluorinated products, ultra-fine fillers, high purity barium, and strontium.

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  • Japan
    Sony

    Household Goods

    5x winner

    Sony’s business is focused on electronics, entertainment, gaming, and financial services. The company’s portfolio of products include AV/IT components, PlayStation, motion pictures, and music.

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  • Japan
    Sumitomo Electric

    Manufacturing & Medical

    4x winner

    Sumitomo Electric Industries designs and manufactures optical fibers, cables, components, advanced electronic devices, and automotive parts.

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  • USA
    Symantec

    Software

    5x winner

    Headquartered in Mountain View, California, The company provides security, storage, and systems management software for businesses and consumers. Software applications include virus protection, PC maintenance, backup and recovery, and spam control to name a few.

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  • Switzerland
    TE Connectivity

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    The company designs and manufactures electronic components that connect and protect the flow of power and data for products used by industries and consumers. Customers span a range of industries including consumer electronics, energy, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, and communication networks.

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  • France
    Thales

    Aerospace & Defense

    3x winner

    The company is a technology provider for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. Thales has 67,000 employees in 56 countries, 22,500 of which are engineers and researchers. Thales had 1,088 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • Japan
    Toray

    Chemicals & Cosmetics

    1x winner

    Established 1926 Toray Group is in an integrated chemical industry group which fuses nanotechnology into its operations using organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology as its core technologies. Toray’s main businesses include Fiber and Textiles, Plastics and Chemicals, IT-related Products, Carbon Fiber Composite Materials, Environment and Engineering, and Life Sciences.

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  • Japan
    Toshiba

    Hardware & Electronics

    5x winner

    The company is a diversified electronics manufacturer with a wide range of products and services. Toshiba operates in four business domains: Digital Products, Electronic Devices, Infrastructure Systems, and Home Appliances.

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  • Japan
    Toyota Motor

    Automotive

    5x winner

    Toyota Motor Corporation’s main business activities are the production and sale of a wide range of motor vehicles from subcompacts to luxury and sports vehicles to SUVs, trucks, minivans, and buses. Its energy efficient hybrid engines are well known with the Prius.

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  • France
    Valeo

    Automotive

    3x winner

    The company designs, produces and sells components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry. The company’s four business groups are: Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems, and Visibility Systems. Valeo had 1,559 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA
    Xilinx

    Hardware & Electronics

    4x winner

    Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Xilinx is a provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration.

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  • Japan
    Yamaha

    Household Goods

    3x winner

    Founded in 1887 this multinational corporation has a wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics.

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  • Japan
    Yamaha Motor

    Automotive

    1x winner

    Yamaha Motor Company Limited is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products.

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  • Japan
    YASKAWA Electric

    Manufacturing & Medical

    1x winner

    Since 1915, Yaskawa Electric has served the world needs for robotics, motion control and system engineering. Products include Servo Drives and Motors, AC Drives and Motors, Linear Motion, Robotics, Controllers, and Network Control. Yaskawa also produces heavy-duty industrial Motoman robots used in welding, packaging, assembly, coating, cutting and material handling.

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  • Japan
    Yazaki

    Automotive

    1x winner

    An independent automotive component maker founded in 1941, Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information systems, sensors, and hybrid and electric vehicle products.

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