We are 48,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies, devices, and solutions that start with our employees, with our 200,000 customers, and with our thousands of partners. Together, we design and build products, solutions and ecosystems that address the sustainability and resource management challenges our customers are facing, while helping them seize opportunities they are pursuing.
This is why we have 8,400 R&D employees, invest about 13.5% of our revenues in R&D every year, and engage in extensive collaboration with leading research labs and corporate partners throughout the world. Moreover, we are continuously investing in our footprint as an independent device manufacturer. Our 13 manufacturing sites master all aspects of the semiconductor supply chain and offer our customers the quality, flexibility, and supply security they need.