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The World's Largest Technology Companies Part 2

Jan 25

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6. Intel

Market capitalisation: $140.2 billion.
Year founded: 1968.
Headquarter: California, United States.
Major products: Semiconductors.

The global leader in microprocessor industry. Intel had been able to increase computing capabilities every few years with new architectures. The company now faced challenges from new computing devices such as tablets and smart phones.


7. Qualcomm

Market capitalisation: $113.7 billion.
Year founded: 1985.
Headquarter: California, United States.
Major products: Telecommunications and semiconductors.

Qualcomm was one of the largest mobile phone chip makers. In recent years, the company had made attempts to enter the personal computer microprocessor market in a big way.


8. Cisco

Market capitalisation: $108.9 billion.
Year founded: 1984.
Headquarter: California, United States.
Major products: Networking equipments.

The global leader in the manufacturing and selling of networking equipments. Cisco played an important role in the growth of the internet and was one of the first to offer routers for multiple network protocols. The name Cisco was derived from the city San Francisco.


9. Amazon

Market capitalisation: $88.5 billion.
Year founded: 1994.
Headquarter: Washington, United States.
Major products: Online services and retailing.

The famous online book retailer had successfully diversified into selling anything that could be sold online. It had also performed remarkably in cloud-computing-based services and electronic book reader Kindle.


10. EMC

Market capitalisation: $60.0 billion.
Year founded: 1979.
Headquarter: Massachusetts, United States.
Major products: Data storage devices.

EMC started as a company selling data storage hardware and software for businesses switching to IT as a service. Lately, EMC had benefited from strong trends in cloud computing and ‘big data’ and was poised for strong growth ahead.

 

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