Yamaha Among Top 100 Global Innovators for Third Consecutive Year, According to New Clarivate Analytics Report

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This is the fourth time, and the third consecutive year that Yamaha has earned this distinction in the survey's six-year history.

Yamaha Audio Video components represent one of many innovative products from the Japan-based manufacturer to earn Top 100 Global Innovator distinction.

“We are delighted to have our work recognized by Clarivate Analytics as one of the top 100 innovators worldwide three years in a row,” said Tom Sumner, senior vice president, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) named Yamaha as a 2016 Top 100 Global Innovator.

This is the fourth time, and the third consecutive year that Yamaha has earned this distinction in the survey’s six-year history, joining other high-profile companies including Amazon, Apple, Google (now Alphabet Inc.), Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, among others.

The Hamamatsu, Japan-based manufacturer of musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products was measured against Clarivate Analytics’ methodology, which analyzes patent and citation data across four main criteria: volume, success, globalization and influence. According to Clarivate Analytics Executive Vice President David Brown, this objective formula identifies the companies around the world that are active in innovation through research and development, IP protection and commercialization.

“Yamaha has always had an unwavering commitment to developing new, innovative solutions for our customers,” says Tom Sumner, senior vice president, Yamaha Corporation of America. “We are delighted to have our work recognized by Clarivate Analytics as one of the top 100 innovators worldwide three years in a row.”

According to the 2016 report, the companies making the list “occupy the sweet spot of innovation, where pure R&D meets corporate strategy for protecting intellectual property and producing outsize growth.” These 100 companies invested on average 9.1 percent more on R&D than organizations on the S&P 100 list, and totaled a massive $4 trillion revenue in 2015, a figure supported by more than $227 billion spent on R&D.

For more information on Yamaha Corporation and Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovators, please visit http://4wrd.it/TOP100INNOVATORS

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About Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the company owns and operates a collection of leading subscription-based businesses focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate Analytics is an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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