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Top 300 Electronics Companies for 2003
The Reed Research Group has released it
list of Top 300 electronics companies for 2003 (CY2002 - always a year behind). Once again, IBM sits at the top
with $81.2B in revenues. HP is #2 with $63.0B, Dell is #8. Microsoft ranks #12 at $30.8B - does that include
software (hard to imagine that many keyboards and mice sold)? Intel hit #14. Motorola faired well in spite of
itself at with$26.7B at #15. Among defense companies, Raytheon got 29th place, Northrop Grumman #44, GE #45,
L-Mart #57, Marconi #58, STMicroelectronics #59 $6.3B, BAE at #96, and General Dynamics at #101 at $3.7B. For TE
manufacturers, Agilent managed #62 with $6.0B, Teradyne is #238. Ford, at #73 and $4.9B, beat Delphi (GM) at #75,
DaimlerChrysler at #95. Dead last at #300 is Network Appliance (who?) with a paltry $855M. The top contract
manufacturer for the year is Flextronics, followed by Solectron. Magma Design Automation was the #1 small
electronics company. There's lots more in the publication. How do you get it? Either buy it, or hope it just shows
up in your mailbox like it did in mine, or click