10. Texas Instruments
Despite its 6.6% fall in revenue last year and its five-spot slip down the IW 500, Texas Instruments is holding strong as the ten largest computer and electronic equipment manufacturer this year with over $12 billion in revenue.
9. Jabil Circuit
Though not exactly a household name, circuit board manufacturing service provider, Jabil, showed a 3.8% increase last year, yielding over $17 billion in revenue.
IW 50 Best winner, Oracle, is also on the rise, climbing two spots on the IW 500 list to 36 with $37 billion in revenue.
7. Cisco Systems
Cisco also climbed two spots to IW 500/30 after showing a 6.6% increase in revenue last year, climbing just ahead of its competition down at number eight.
Despite a slight drop in revenue last year, Intel holds strong on the lists this year, churning out ever fast, ever more powerful chips and technologies needed to drive the rest of the industry.
Through all of the shareholder troubles and buyout wars, Dell has maintained an unshakeable hold on corporate computing that keeps it secure as the fifth largest computer company in the U.S. with $57 billion in last year.
Steve Ballmer is leaving Microsoft in good standing – up 5.4% last year, Microsoft continues to rule its dedicated portion of the computer world with about $74 billion in revenue.
IBM may not pop up on the desktop as much anymore, but behind the scenes, the data of the world still depends on IBM. And last year, that racked up about $104.5 billion for the technology giant, keeping it in the top 10on the IW 500.
HP's long reign on top of the personal computer market ended this year after a 5.4% dip to $120 billion in annual revenue. The company has vowed to make a comeback next year.
We can lament the loss of Steve Jobs or point critical fingers at the company culture changes all we want, but the company's performance last year can't be denied. Under Tim Cook's watch, Apple revenue increased nearly 45% last year, resulting in $157 billion – more than double that of Microsoft.