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Largest Industrial Employers of PhD Physicists

The industrial employers in both columns account for 45% of PhD physicist members who are employed in the private sector, reside in the US and are a member of at least one of AIP's Member Societies.

Every two years, the AIP Education and Employment Statistics Division surveys a group of members belonging to at least one of the 10 AIP Member Societies and residing in the US. In 1998, 30% of the PhD physicist respondents who work in the private sector came from just nineteen companies.

The next largest group of companies each have nearly the same number of respondents. Almost half of the companies in this second group moved into this list since 1996 and are indicated in italics.

Raytheon, since their acquisition of Hughes and Texas Instruments divisions, employs the most PhD physicists that belong to an AIP member society. Since the time these data were collected, several of these corporations (such as Westinghouse) have undergone major restructuring, including mergers and divestitures.

For questions or comments, please contact Raymond Y. Chu or Amanda Benedict at (301) 209-3070 or stats@aip.org. Visit the AIP Stats website at www.aip.org/statistics.

SOURCE: AIP Membership Sample Survey, 1998

Largest 19 Employers*

Raytheon Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lucent Technologies
Boeing Company
Eastman Kodak Company
Science Applications International Corporation
General Atomics
Hewlett-Packard Company
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Schlumberger Limited
Motorola Incorporated
Rockwell International Corporation
Seagate Technologies
Osram Sylvania
Maxwell Optical Industries
Varian Associates
3M Company

* The above companies employ 30% of industrially-employed PhD physicist members.

Next Group of Large Employers

Intel Corporation
Honeywell Incorporated
Exxon Corporation
ThermoTrex Corporation
Arete Associates
Texas Instruments
NEC Research Institute
Eaton Corporation
Beckman Instruments
Picker International
Symyx Technologies Incorporated
General Electric Company
Sverdrup Corporation
Phillip Morris, Incorporated
Silicon Valley Group
Allied Signal Incorporated
Siemens Medical Systems Incorporated
KLA-Tencor Corporation
Westinghouse Electric
Fonar Corporation
General Motors Corporation
Xerox Corporation
TRW Incorporated
Analogic Corporation
Fluor Daniel, Incorporated
Ford Motor Company
SDL International
Sarnoff Corporation
Corning Glass Works
WebTV Networks Incorporated
Veeco Instruments Corporation

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin
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