Tech companies rarely give dividends, preferring to plow their money into R&D. Sun never gave a dividend during their entire existence, even when the stock price had gone up by a factor of 60 over a few years. AAPL gave a dividend only after shareholders revolted.
They are NOT limiting surgery. Simple giving suggestions to surgeons who are using the technology. If you read the statement, it clearly shows the errors made where due to poor decision making by the surgeons. The da Vinci system is a slave to the surgeon and cannot act on its own.
Companies only give out dividends when they can find no other better place to invest their money. Dividends are the dinosaur of the investing world. They are going away, especially from high tech companies that keep investing in new developments and research.
Wellllllllllllllll we can agree with a bit of your premise, but dividends ARE NOT GOING AWAY by a long shot. How you got that Idea is beyond we.
If it were true PM GE APPL FCX etc etc would not only not be increasing theirs , they would have abandoned them long ago.