• USA

    3M Company

    Chemical
    4x Winner

    The 3M Company is a multinational conglomerate corporation producing more than 65,0000 products including adhesives, abrasives and laminates to name a few. It has operations in more than 65 countries and product sales in nearly 200. Post-it note and Scotch tape are among their flagship products.

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  • Switzerland

    ABB

    Industrial
    3x Winner

    Based in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies. The company is a supplier of industrial motors and drives, a provider of generators to the wind industry, and supplier of power grids worldwide.

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  • USA

    Abbott Laboratories

    Pharmaceutical
    2x 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

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x 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

    Chemical

    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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  • France

    Airbus

    Aerospace
  • Japan

    Aisin Seiki

    Automotive

    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

    Telecommunication & Equipment
    4x Winner

    Headquartered in Paris, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in the field of networking and communications technology, products, and services. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions to deliver voice, data, and video communication services to end-users.

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  • USA

    Alcon, Inc.

    Medical Devices
  • Sweden

    Alfa Laval

    Machinery
  • USA

    Altera

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x Winner

    Headquartered in San Jose, California, Altera is best known for inventing the world’s first reprogrammable logic device in 1984. Today, over 2,600 employees in 19 countries are providing even more ingenious custom logic solutions – addressing a range of concerns, from power consumption to performance for a wide variety of industries.

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  • USA

    Analog Devices

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x 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. Analog Devices had 443 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    Apple

    Telecommunication & Equipment
    4x 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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  • USA

    Applied Materials, Inc.

    Semiconductors and Related Devices
  • France

    Arkema

    Chemical
    4x 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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  • Japan

    Asahi Glass

    Industrial
    2x Winner

    Asahi Glass Company is a glass manufacturer with three business segments: glass, electronics, and chemical.

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  • Netherlands

    ASML

    Semiconductors and Related Devices
  • USA

    AT&T

    Telecommunication & Equipment
    3x Winner

    AT&T is a provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. It also offers TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands.

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  • Sweden

    Atlas Copco

    Construction and Mining
  • USA

    Avaya

    Telecommunication & Equipment
    3x Winner

    A key player in business collaboration and communications solutions, Avaya provides unified communications, real-time video, contact centers, networking, and related services to companies around the world.

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  • Germany

    BASF

    Chemical
    2x 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

    Pharmaceutical
  • Canada

    BlackBerry

    Telecommunication & Equipment
    2x 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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  • USA

    Boeing

    Aerospace
    4x 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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  • Germany

    BOSCH

    Automotive

    Robert Bosch GmbH, or Bosch, is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen. The company’s core product are automotive components. Bosch has also been designing home and kitchen appliances for over 125 years, consistently raising the standards in quietness, efficiency and integrated design

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  • USA

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pharmaceutical
  • Japan

    Brother Industries

    Computer Hardware
    4x Winner

    In business for over a century, Brother sells office equipment and supplies, as well as products for the home and home office. Starting off in the sewing machine business, the company’s product portfolio now also includes printers, facsimile machines and labeling systems.

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  • Japan

    Canon

    Computer Hardware
    4x 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

    Computer Hardware

    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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  • South Korea

    Cheil Industries

    Chemical
  • USA

    Chevron

    Petroleum
    3x 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

    Scientific Research
    4x 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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  • France

    Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique

    Scientific Research
    4x 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

    Corning

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x Winner

    At its core, Corning is a specialty glass and ceramics company that makes components for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. The company’s products include glass substrates for LCD displays, optical fiber, ceramic substrates and filters, and optical biosensors.

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  • USA

    Covidien

    Medical Devices
    2x Winner

    Covidien is a global healthcare products company that manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of products in medical devices and supplies.

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  • Japan

    Daikin Industries

    Industrial
    2x 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

    Delphi

    Automotive
    2x Winner

    Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Delphi is a vehicle components manufacturer. The company provides electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments.

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  • Japan

    Denso Corporation

    Transportation Equipment
    3x Winner

    DENSO is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for all the world’s major automakers. It was founded in 1949 after becoming independent from Toyota Motors. The company operates in more than 35 countries and regions with approximately 140,000 employees. Global consolidated sales totaled US$39.8 billion for fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

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  • USA

    Dow Chemical Company

    Chemical
    4x 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

    Chemical
    4x 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

    Eastman Kodak Company

    Photography and Imaging
  • USA

    Eaton Corporation

    Electrical Products
    3x Winner

    Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Eaton Corporations is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help its customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power.

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  • USA

    EMC Corporation

    Computer Hardware
  • USA

    Emerson

    Machinery
    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

    Telecommunication & Equipment
    4x 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

    Ethicon Inc.

    Pharmaceuticals
  • South Korea

    ETRI

    Scientific Research

    Founded in 1976, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute has been at the forefront of technological excellence. Innovative advancements for the non-profit, government funded, research institution, include high density semiconductor microchips, mini-super computers, digital mobile telecommunication systems and more.

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  • France

    European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company

    Aerospace
    2x Winner

    The company is a global pan-European aerospace and defence corporation and a leading defence and military contractor worldwide. EADS is active in the aerospace and defense sectors through its four divisions: Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter. The company’s products include helicopters, aircraft, and satellites. EADS had 3,207 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    Exxon Mobil

    Petroleum
    3x 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 Mobile brands. Exxon Mobil Inc had 1,075 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012

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  • Japan

    Fanuc Ltd.

    Industrial Control Products Manufacturing
    2x Winner

    Headquartered at the foot of Mt. Fuji, FANUC Corporation is a manufacturer of factory automation (FA), robots and ROBOMACHINES. It is a leading supplier of intelligent factory automation systems and CNC technology.

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  • USA

    Ford

    Automotive
    2x Winner

    Based in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford is a global manufacturer of automobiles. The company’s brands include Ford and Lincoln. Ford also provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford had 2,374 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • Germany

    Fraunhofer

    Scientific Research
    2x 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

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    2x 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

    Machinery
    3x 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

    Computer Hardware
    4x 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

    Electrical Products

    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

    Consumer Products
    4x 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

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber

    Industrial
    3x Winner

    Goodyear Tire &Rubber is one of the largest tire companies in the world. Founded in 1898, it manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Goodyear Tire &Rubber had 324 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    Google

    Media Internet Search & Navigation Systems
    3x 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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  • USA

    Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

    Aerospace
  • USA

    Harris Corporation

    Wireless Switching Equipment
  • USA

    Hewlett-Packard

    Computer Hardware
    4x Winner

    Hewlett-Packard is a technology company that provides products and services to consumers and businesses. The company’s portfolio spans printing, personal computing, software, services, and IT infrastructure with products ranging from laptops to printers.

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    Hilti Corporation

    Machine Manufacturing
  • Japan

    Hitachi

    Computer Hardware
    4x 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 Company

    Automotive
    4x 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

    Electrical Products
    4x 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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  • China

    Huawei

    Telecommunication & Equipment

    Founded in 1987, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world. The company has over 140,000 employees with just under half engaged in research and development in 21 of its R&D institutes around the globe.

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    IBM

    Computer Hardware
    4x Winner

    International Business Machines Corporation is one of the world‘s top providers of computer products. The technology and consulting company manufactures and markets computer hardware, software and offers infrastructure, hosting, and consulting services in area ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

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    IFP Energies Nouvelles

    Scientific Research
    4x 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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  • Germany

    Infineon Technologies

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components

    Infineon Technologies is a provider of semiconductors and system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics, as well as chip card and security applications. Infineon Technologies had 1,505 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    Intel

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x 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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  • Taiwan

    ITRI

    Scientific Research

    The Industrial Technology Research Institute is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services in Taiwan. Founded in 1973, ITRI is devoted to forward-looking and multidisciplinary research development in three major application domains: smart living, quality health and sustainable environment.

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  • Japan

    Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.

    Electronic Equipment
  • Japan

    Jatco

    Automotive
    2x Winner

    The company develops manufactures and sells transmissions and automobile components. It specializes in automatic, continuously variable transmission (AT CVT). Jatco had 347 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    John Deere

    Heavy Equipment
  • USA

    Johnson & Johnson

    Pharmaceutical
    2x 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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  • Japan

    Kao Corporation

    Consumer Products

    Founded in 1887, the company specializes in Beauty Care products including cosmetics, skin care, hair care and Fabric & Home Care products such as laundry detergents and household cleaners.

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  • Japan

    Kobe Steel

    Primary Metals

    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

    Industrial

    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

    Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

    Software and Computers
  • South Korea

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

    College & Universities

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 as the nation’s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. Over the past four decades, KAIST has evolved into a global research university.

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  • South Korea

    Korea Electronics Technology Institute

    Scientific Research

    Established in 1991, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) is an IT dedicated research institute. KETI acts as a technological partner for small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and venture companies to help them grow and develop.

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  • South Korea

    Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology

    Scientific Research

    Established in 1976 as a public research institute KRICT focuses on four key areas of research including the development of eco-friendly chemical process technology, development of high value-added green chemical materials, acquisition of new substance pipelines for disease treatment, and development of green convergence chemical technology

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  • Japan

    Kyocera

    Electrical Products

    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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  • France

    L’Oréal

    Consumer Products
    3x Winner

    L’Oréal is a beauty company that includes a portfolio of 27 international brands. The company’s brands include L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, and Maybelline, as well as professional brands like Redken and Matrix. The company also includes several luxury brands such as Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s and Stella McCartney. L’Oréal had 2,101 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • South Korea

    LG Electronics

    Consumer Products
    4x 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

    Transportation Equipment
    3x 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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  • USA

    LSI Corporation

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x Winner

    A pioneer of system-on-a-chip (SOC) devices, LSI (an acronym for large-scale integration) provides standard and custom integrated circuits (ICs) for broadband and wireless communication, data storage, personal computers, and networking markets.

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    LSIS

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x 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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  • USA

    Marvell

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x 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

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components

    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

    Medical Devices

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

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  • France

    Michelin

    Industrial
    2x Winner

    The company designs, manufactures, and sells tires for vehicles including automobiles, airplanes, bicycles, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, and motorcycles. Michelin had 668 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    Micron

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x 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

    Computer Software
    4x 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

    Machinery
    4x 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

    Machinery
    3x 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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  • USA

    Monsanto

    Agriculture & Forestry
  • USA

    Motorola, Inc.

    Telecommunications
    2x Winner

    Motorola is connecting consumers with the content that they want through a portfolio of products and solutions. The portfolio includes Android smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and Bluetooth accessories, to name a few.

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  • Japan

    Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    Semiconductors and Related Devices
  • USA

    NCR Corporation

    ATMs
  • Japan

    NEC

    Computer Hardware
    4x 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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  • Japan

    NGK Spark Plug

    Automotive
    2x Winner

    NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., manufactures and sells NGK spark plugs and NTK new ceramics. The company is involved in three main industries: automobiles, communication media, and ceramics.

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  • USA

    Nike

    Consumer Products
    3x 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

    Primary Metals
    3x 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

    NTT

    Telecommunications
    4x 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

    Nissan Motor Company

    Automotive
    2x 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

    Industrial
    4x 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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  • Canada

    Nortel Networks Limited

    Telecommunications
  • Switzerland

    Novartis

    Pharmaceutical

    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

    Olympus

    Healthcare Products
    4x 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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  • Japan

    Omron

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components

    Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation is a manufacturer of control equipment, factory automation systems, electronic components, automotive electronics, ticket vending machines and medical equipment. Omron had 1,993 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.among others.

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  • USA

    Oracle

    Computer Software
    2x Winner

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

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  • Japan

    Panasonic

    Consumer Products
    4x 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

    Electrical Products
    3x Winner

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

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  • USA

    Procter & Gamble

    Consumer Products
    3x Winner

    A global leader of consumer packaged goods, P&G divides its business into two global units: Beauty and Grooming and Household Care. Brands include Tide, Downy, Charmin, Crest, Olay, Gillette, Vicks, and Febreeze to name a few. Procter &Gamble had 1,494 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    Qualcomm

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x 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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  • USA

    Raytheon Company

    Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
    2x Winner

    The company offers an array of product offerings for air, land, sea, space, and cyber defense. Products include reconnaissance, navigation systems, missile systems, unmanned ground and aerial systems and radars to name a few. Its largest customer is the US government.

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  • France

    Renault

    Automotive

    Renault manufactures and markets small to midsize cars and light trucks under three brands: Renault, Dacia, and Renault Samsung Motors.

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  • France

    Rhodia Operations

    Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Japan

    Ricoh

    Computer Hardware
    2x Winner

    The multinational imaging and electronics company was founded in1936. Ricoh produces cameras and office equipment such as printers, photo copiers and fax machines.

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  • Switzerland

    Roche

    Pharmaceutical
    4x 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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  • USA

    Rockwell Automation, Inc.

    Industrial Control Products Manufacturing
    2x Winner

    Rockwell Automation provides integrated systems for process manufacturing. The company brands include Allen-Bradley, Reliance Electric and Rockwell Software.

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  • USA

    Rohm and Haas Company

    Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Netherlands

    Royal Dutch Shell

    Petroleum
  • France

    Safran

    Transportation Equipment
    4x 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

    Industrial
    4x 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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  • South Korea

    Samsung Electronics

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x 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

    SanDisk

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x Winner

    The company is a producer of data storage products based on flash memory. Its products include removable and embedded memory cards used in smartphones, digital cameras, tablets and other consumer electronic devices.

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  • Sweden

    Sandvik

    Machinery
    3x Winner

    Sandvik is a manufacturer of tools and equipment that are used in many industries like mining and construction. The company operates in five business areas: Sandvik Mining, Sandvik Machining Solutions, Sadvik Materials Technology, Sandvik Construction, and Sandvik Venture. Sandvik had 297 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • Sweden

    Scania

    Automotive
    2x Winner

    Scania is a manufacturer of heavy-truck, buses, and engines. The company’s products and services include coaches for public transport and coach companies, and trucks used for long-haulage, distribution, construction, as well as engines used for the automotive and marine industries.

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  • USA

    Seagate

    Computer Hardware
    3x 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

    Computer Hardware
    4x Winner

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

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  • Japan

    Semiconductor Energy Laboratory

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x Winner

    Semiconductor Energy Laboratory is engaged in research and development that focuses on of crystalline oxide semiconductor thin film transistors and integrated circuits, liquid crystal and EL displays, rechargeable batteries, and organic EL lighting, as well as the patenting of inventions.

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  • Japan

    Sharp

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x Winner

    In business for over 100 years, its flagship electronic components business makes LCDs, flash memory, laser diodes, and optical sensors. Its other business segments include consumer electronic equipment such as Blu-ray players, LCD TVs, and more.

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  • Japan

    Shin-Etsu Chemical

    Chemical
    4x 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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  • Germany

    Siemens

    Electrical Products
    4x Winner

    Siemens is an electronics and electrical engineering company. The company operates in the fields of industry, energy, and also provides infrastructure solutions.

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  • Belgium

    Solvay

    Chemical
    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

    Consumer Products
    4x 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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  • Switzerland

    STMicroelectronics

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x Winner

    The company manufactures semiconductor products that are used in a range of microelectronic applications. STMicroelectronics has a portfolio that includes ASICs, application-specific standard products, and multi-segment products.

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  • Japan

    Sumitomo Electric

    Industrial
    3x Winner

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

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  • Japan

    Sumitomo Rubber Industries

    Industrial
    2x Winner

    Tracing its origins back to 1909, the company makes a wide range of rubber-based products, including automobile tires, golf balls and tennis balls.

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  • USA

    Symantec

    Computer Software
    4x 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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  • USA

    Synopsys, Inc.

    Software and Computers
  • Japan

    TDK

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x Winner

    TDK is a manufacturer of electronic components. The company’s main products are passive components which are used in all kinds of electric and electronic devices. These include ferrite cores, transformers, ceramic capacitors, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, and RF components.

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  • Switzerland

    TE Connectivity

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    4x 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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  • USA

    Tetra Laval

    Packaging
  • USA

    Texas Instruments

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x Winner

    Considered one of the world’s oldest and largest semiconductor makers, Texas Instruments (TI), designs and manufactures digital processors (DSPs) and analog semiconductors, used to convert signals (such as audio and images) into digital data streams processed by DSPs. TI products are used in DVD players, automotive systems, computer modems and more.

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  • France

    Thales

    Transportation Equipment
    2x 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

    Tokyo Electron

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components

    Founded in 1963, Tokyo Electron Limited, also known as TEL, manufacturers equipment to fabricate integrated circuits, flat panel displays and photovoltaic cells. As of 2011 it is considered the largest manufacturer of IC and FPD equipment and the third largest in the world.

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  • Japan

    Toshiba

    Computer Hardware
    4x 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 Corporation

    Automotive
    4x 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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  • Taiwan

    TSMC

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components

    Established in 1987, TSMC is a semiconductor foundry. IC suppliers from around the world utilize TSMC for their manufacturing needs. TSMC had 2,090 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • Netherlands

    Unilever

    Personal Care Products
  • USA

    U.S. Department of the Army

    U.S. Federal Government

    The Army is one of the three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense and is composed of two components: the active component and the reserve components. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world.

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  • USA

    U.S. Department of the Navy

    U.S. Federal Government

    Established in 1798, the U.S. Department of the Navy has three principal components: The Navy Department, consisting of executive offices; the operating forces, including the Marine Corps and the the shore establishment. The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

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  • USA

    United Technologies

    Transportation Equipment
    2x Winner

    The company provides a range of high-technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries. Businesses include: Otis elevators and escalators, UTC Climate, Controls &Security, Sikorsky aircraft, and UTC Propulsion &Aerospace Systems. United Technologies had 2,169 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.

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  • USA

    UOP

    Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing
  • France

    Valeo

    Automotive
    2x 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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  • Sweden

    Volvo

    Automotive
  • Germany

    Wacker Chemie

    Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing
  • USA

    Xerox

    Computer Hardware
    4x Winner

    The company is best known for developing multifunction document machines used in businesses as well as in mass-printing production settings. In addition it is an outsourcer of business processes which include IT functions, such as infrastructure, cloud computing, and application services.

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  • USA

    Xilinx

    Semiconductor & Electronic Components
    3x 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 Corporation

    Consumer Products
    2x Winner

    Founded in 1887 this multinational corporation and conglomerate has a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics, motorcycles and power sports equipment.

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