Methodology

  • We analysed a selection of the largest technology companies included in the S&P 500 Index as well as a selection of large international technology companies that regularly report financial results.

  • In order to present the information by calendar year or calendar quarter, the financial information for companies with non-calendar years or quarters was included in the nearest calendar year or quarter.

  • We analysed technology companies that operate predominantly within the following subsectors:

    • Communications
    • Consumer Electronics
    • EMS/Distributors
    • Internet
    • Semiconductors
    • Software
    • Software Services
    • Systems and PC Hardware