Biggest Technology Companies
By infohub — Dec 10th, 2017
If you’re into technology, then you would probably know that about 50% of the largest tech firms in the world are from the U.S. Read the list to know which tech companies are ruling the world!
It comes as no surprise that Apple tops the list of the biggest technology companies in the world. It is also ranked the ninth largest corporate across the globe. Three men: Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976. It has its headquarters in Cupertino in California and employs over 115,000 people in 17 nations with 478 retail stores. The annual earnings of the company amount to nearly $233.7 billion.
The market capitalization of Microsoft stands at $507.5 billion. The company provides marketing and developing hardware and software services. One of its key offerings is operating systems that support computer devices, intelligent devices, phones, and servers. Besides this, it also provides server applications, productivity applications, tools for software development, online advertising, and video games among other services.
Facebook, Inc., the extremely popular social networking platform enjoys a market cap of $407.3 billion and employs approximately 17,000 people. Headquartered in California, Facebook is a social media platform that allows you to communicate with people from all over the world by simply creating a profile and adding friends. Some of the services on the website include timeline, messages, newsfeed, mobile apps, and ticker. The company also has other products like Whatsapp and Instagram. It was established by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris R. Hughes, Eduardo P, Dustin Moskovitz, and Andrew McCollum.
- Samsung Electronics
Founded in South Korea, Samsung originally produced electronics and electrical appliances only. Currently, it is ranked as one of the biggest technology companies in the world and generates annual earnings close to $177.4 billion. It operates in 80 nations and employs about 319,000 workers on a full-time basis. Samsung is also one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones, televisions, and mobile phones globally. Its product range includes chips, lithium-ion batteries, chips, and semiconductors.
The online shopping portal firmly secures its place on the Forbes list. The company generates annual earnings amounting to approximately $107 billion while employing about 230,800 workers on a full-time basis. With its headquarters in Seattle, Amazon was founded in 1994 and was originally an Internet bookstore. The company gradually incorporated CD and DVD sales, audio-book and video downloading, video games, food, toys, apparel, jewelry, and software.
- Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard, better known as HP is a US-based multinational IT firm. HP has its headquarters in California (Palo Alto) and offers software and hardware services to individual consumers, and small, medium and large corporations including the education and health sectors and government customers. HP employs about 287,000 workers and its annual earnings amount to approximately $103.4 billion.
IBM or International Business Machines Corp. is an American technology company with its headquarters in NYC. With annual revenues of approximately $92.8 billion, IBM is involved in the manufacturing and sale of computer software and hardware. It provides hosting services, consulting services, and infrastructure services in multiple areas including nanotechnology and mainframe computers.
Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and employs approximately 106, 000 workers globally. The tech company is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and the sale of computers, communications, and networking platforms globally. It operates through various groups including IoT, data center, computing, programmable solutions, and Intel security. The various platforms of Intel are utilized in servers, notebooks, desktops, tablets, two-in-one systems, wired and wireless connectivity products, smartphones, and various components of mobile communications.