The Top 10 Technology Companies in U.S.A
- Market value: $1.14 trillion USD
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Remember when Apple almost died? That was back in 1997 when the late Steve Jobs returned to take over the helm of the near-bankrupt company he co-founded. Apple's mobile communications and media devices are now augmented by a steady stream of revenue from third-party digital content and applications and cloud services.
- Market value: $977.48 billion USD
Amazon.com is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, with 750,000 employees. It focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Microsoft.
- Market value: $788.48 billion USD
To this day it's better known as Google, but it was back in Oct. 2015 that Google restructured itself to create Alphabet, as its parent company. In addition to the leading search engine, Alphabet owns all of Google's side projects, such as life-extension company Calico, innovative technology developer Google X, high-speed internet provider Fiber, and Google's smart home project Nest. Alphabet also is the owner of Google Venture, which invests in startups, and Google Capital, which invests in long-term projects.
- Market value: $1.10 trillion USD
After some years in the shadow of Apple, Microsoft Corporation has re-emerged with a drastically revised business plan and a whole new attitude. Although it shows up on the Forbes list as the third-best tech company, its run through early 2019 has put it on top in terms of market cap. It even briefly topped the $1 trillion mark.
Microsoft has moved toward monthly payment plans for use of its ubiquitous Office software and greatly developed its cloud services business. It has entered the hardware business with some success with its Surface line of laptops, which is now marketed alongside the many brands that use the Microsoft Windows operating system.
The company has, at least for now, pretty much ceded the smartphone market to Apple and the makers of Google Android devices. Meanwhile, it has changed its mission statement to reflect a desire to lead the way toward productivity. As of this writing, Microsoft is known to be heavily investing in artificial intelligence applications development.
5. DELL Tecnologies
- Market value: $29.03 billion USD
Dell Technologies is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas. It was formed as a result of the September 2016 merger of Dell and EMC Corporation (which later became Dell EMC).
Dell's products include personal computers, servers, smartphones, televisions, computer software, computer security and network security, as well as information security services.Dell ranked 35th on the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
- Market value: $100.33 billion USD
Founded in the 1880s to manufacture a patented "computing scale," International Business Machines (IBM) is the oldest company on this list by a long shot. It remains one of the world's most respected brands even though it sold its best-known business line, personal computers, to China's Lenovo in 2005. IBM still makes business hardware and software and has invested heavily in hosting, consulting, and cloud services businesses around the world.
- Market value: $237.33 billion USD
Intel Corporation seems to have settled into second place in revenue to Samsung as a maker of semiconductor chips, but its X86 series of microprocessors remains the one inside the most personal computers.
Cloud expansion is also an area of interest for Intel. In a statement, the company indicated that the use of the cloud was a means of modernization for companies. In November of 2016, Intel announced that improvements it had made to its Intel Scalable System Framework would spread high-performance computing to more industries.
- Market value: $473.03 billion USD
Facebook is an American social media and technology company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, originally as TheFacebook.com—today's Facebook, a popular global social networking website. Facebook is one of the world's most valuable companies.
With a monthly average of 2.27 billion active users, Facebook (FB) has grown at an exponential rate since its February 2004 founding. Now facing an obvious limit in growth globally, Facebook aims to grow through acquisitions. Notably, these have included Instagram and WhatsApp.
9. Cisco Systems
- Market value: $170 billion USD
Cisco Systems is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
- Market value: $158. billion USD
Oracle Corporation is a computer hardware and software developer based in Redwood Shores California, specializing in database management systems. Oracle has made significant investments in the future of cloud computing for business. In addition to its software and hardware products, it also offers complementary services, such as financing, training, and consulting. Although at the bottom of this tech list, it was the third-largest tech company in 2018 by revenue.