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1997 1995
Adaptec Host adapters, ATM Network Interface Cards 54 28 934 500 87% 2,520 2.69 13.9 Adaptec Provides ULTRA2 to Linux Community
Adobe Systems Software 56 3 912 800 14% 2,970 3.26 32.7 Adobe Systems' John Warnock Honored
ADTRAN Digital communications products 89 78 265 181 46% 1,130 4.26 1.72 ADTRAN Signs Three-Year Agreement with Bell Atlantic
Advanced Micro Devices CPUs, RAM programmable logic ICs; network systems 35 23 2,356 2,400 -2% N/A N/A 2.74 Adhoc and AMD Announce Partnership to Deliver Ethernet Physical Layer Devices
Altera PC single chip graphics accelerators 76 63 474 300 58% N/A N/A 1.47 Altera Announces an Increase in its WaferTech Ownership
AMP PC memory cards, imaging/video units, fiber-optic network 21 58 5,745 5,200 10% 9,250 1.61 .145 C-MAC Industries Acquires AMP Incorporated's 50 Percent Interest In Carolina Circuits
Analog Devices Linear, Mixed Signal and Digital Integrated Circuits 46 55 1,243 942 32% N/A N/A .738 Analog Devices Introduces World's Smallest 14-Bit ADC
Anixter Network/cabling systems 31 83 2,800 2,195 28% 927 .331 .137 Anixter Named Top Provider of Information Technology Products and Services
Apple Computers 14 5 7,081 11,000 -36% 3,500 .494 3.54 iMac Wraps up Three Straight Months as Best Selling Desktop
Applied Materials Semiconductors 26 92 4,074 3,061 33% N/A N/A .061 Applied Materials And ASM Restructure $65 Million Note
Ascend Communications Networks, communications 48 42 1,167 287 307% 6,030 5.17 1.21 Ascend Named #1 In Remote Access Concentrator Revenues For 1998
Atmel Non-volatile memory and logic integrated circuits 53 77 958 600 60% N/A N/A .493 Atmel to Enter 32-Bit High Memory Density Smart Card Chip Market
Auspex Systems Network servers 95 89 202 115 76% 216 1.07 1.31 Auspex Supports Space Shuttle Discovery Mission
Autodesk CAD software 74 29 497 500 -1% N/A N/A 7.07 Award-Winning Autodesk Actrix Technical Ships

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1997 1995
BMC Software Software 69 81 563 345 63% 8,060 14.3 .765 PBMC Software Assures Performance of Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

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1997 1995
Cabletron Systems Networks 42 47 1,406 833 69% 2,370 1.69 .856 Cabletron's Smartswitch Router 2000 Honored By Internetweek Magazine
Cadence CAD Software 52 62 976 500 95% N/A N/A .730 Cadence and Quickturn Agree to Merge
Cirrus Logic Integrated circuits for mass storage, communications and electronic markets 55 43 917 900 2% N/A N/A 1.50 Cirrus Logic Patent Holders Honored for Excellence in Technology
Cisco Systems Networks 18 12 6,400 2,700 137% 65,100 10.17 1.34 Cisco Announces Formation of Internet Business Solutions Group
3Com Networks 23 16 5,420 1,300 316% 3,147 .581 1.18 3Com® Corporation Acquires Euphonics, Inc. Accelerates Move To Converged Networks
Compaq Computers 6 13 24,600 15,000 64% 35,300 1.43 .315 PC Magazine Names Compaq Deskpro EN Series "Best of '98"
Computer Associates Software 27 35 4,040 3,200 26% 28,500 7.05 .583 Computer Associates Ships Neugents
Computer Sciences Software 16 66 6,601 4,100 61% 8,380 1.27 .094 CSC Acquires Netherlands-Based Information Technology Services Firm
Computer Task Group Software 82 94 407 339 20% N/A N/A .511 CTG Receives Arthur Andersen 1998 Best Practices Awards
Compuware Software 59 75 812 600 35% N/A N/A .602 Compuware and Ford Announce Worldwide Information Technology Productivity Agreement
Comverse Technologies Platforms, network operators 87 100 296 146 103% 1,190 4.02 .416 Comverse Technology Announces New Distributed Worldwide Prepaid Wireless Platform
Cypress Semiconductor SRAM, PROM/EPROM, PLD, PC's cache modules 70 65 544 600 -9% N/A N/A 1.16 Cypress Retools Web Site to Upgrade Support For Engineers

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1997 1995
Data General Computers 40 53 1,533 1,200 28% 828 .540 .625 Data General Announces Full Support For The Next Release Of The Java Development Kit
Dell Computers 13 19 7,759 3,475 123% 40,800 5.26 .811 Dell And AOL Announce New Multi-Year Marketing Agreement
Dialogic Computer telephony products 90 70 261 168 55% 690 2.64 2.08 Dialogic Launches the GETCONNECTED Developer Program
Diamond Multimedia Graphics and Multimedia accelerators 80 24 443 500 -11% N/A N/A 12.0 Diamond Multimedia's Viper Line Receives Industry Awards
Dynatech Networks 84 97 362 243 49% 818 2.26 .536 Dynatech Sells ComCoTec to The Potomac Group

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1997 1995
EDS Computer Systems 8 50 15,236 12,000 27% 24,700 1.62 .074 EDS Expands ATM Strategy In Move With American Express
Electronic Arts Multimedia Software 66 32 625 500 25% N/A N/A 4.01 Electronic Arts and ESPN announce televised video game competition with X Games Pro Boarder
EMC Disk Drives 30 82 2,938 1,400 110% 18,800 6.40 .139 EMC Equals E-Commerce for OfficeMax
Entex PC-based Network Systems 34 96 2,460 1,500 64% N/A N/A .081 Entex Realigns Business Creating Two Operating Units
Exabyte Tape Storage Systems 85 64 336 374 -10% 206 .613 1.97 Exabyte Partners With Media 100 to Provide Customers Video Archival Solutions

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1997 1995
FORE Systems Networking systems 78 68 458 75 510% 1,470 3.21 1.24 FORE Provides The Core of NOAA's Research and Information Network

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1997 1995
Gateway 2000 Computers 19 22 6,290 3,700 70% 6,390 1.02 .904 Gateway Expands Corporate Client Services with New Unisys Corporation Agreement
General DataComm Communications systems for public and private networking 94 86 208 235 -11% 118 .567 1.56 Leadership in Access & Broadband Systems Is Focus of General DataComm Restructuring

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1997 1995
Hayes Microcomputer Modems 96 48 199 300 -34% N/A N/A 5.86 Hayes Declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Hewlett-Packard Computers, printers, networks 2 7 42,895 32,000 34% 64,900 1.51 .423 Entire Line of HP LaserJet Printers Now Available Through Open Distribution

 

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1997 1995
IBM Computers, computer systems 1 6 78,508 72,000 9% 99,200 1.26 .313 IBM Servers Place First in Performance Study
Informix Software Software 64 41 662 700 -5% 1,260 1.90 2.15 Red Brick Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Informix
Inprise Software 98 18 151 300 -50% 343 2.27 42.4 Inprise Corporation Announces New Version Of Midas
Integrated Device Technology Software 71 74 537 600 -11% N/A N/A .926 IDT Terminates Stock Repurchase Program
Intel CPUs, peripherals, controller chips 5 8 25,070 16,000 57% 123,900 4.92 .608 Intel To Showcase First PC-Based Video Phone Designed For Cable Connections
Intergraph Computers 50 40 1,124 1,098 2% N/A N/A 1.36 Intergraph Corporation Unveils Faster Digital Photogrammetry Workstation
Intermedia Communications products, services, provider 92 80 248 39 536% 1,050 4.23 1.79 Intermedia Launches Call Center Using Edify's Next Generation Solution
Intuit Software 67 26 593 200 197% 2,180 3.68 6.87 Intuit, OFX Solution Providers Feature Open Financial Exchange Options at BAI RDS
Iomega Removable hard drives 39 30 1,740 300 480% N/A N/A 1.69 Iomega Ships Next Generation Zip® Drives And Disks

 

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1997 1995
Komag Thin-film media for hard disk-drives 65 99 631 400 58% N/A N/A .239 Komag Announces New Management Assignments to Advance Key Corporate Initiatives

 

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1997 1995
Lexmark Printers 33 36 2,494 2,200 13% N/A N/A .860 Lexmark Completes CommerceNet Catalog Interoperability Pilot, begins Phase II
LSI Logic Application-specific integrated circuits(ASIC) 44 69 1,290 1,300 -1% N/A N/A .436 LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. Named to Data Warehouse 100
Lucent Technologies Telecommunications systems, software 4 27 26,360 13,986 88% 78,200 2.97 .153 Lucent Technologies Inaugurates Manufacturing Facility in Brazil

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1997 1995
Madge Networks Networks 83 76 384 427 -10% N/A N/A 1.23 Madge Embarks On Phase Two Of Perspective Strategy
Maxtor Printers, disk drives 41 44 1,424 900 58% N/A N/A .906 Maxtor Corp Files Registration Statement
Mentor Graphics CAD 79 61 454 400 14% N/A N/A 1.65 World's Top Foundries Choose Mentor Graphics' "DFM Silicon Partners" Program
Micron Technology RAM semiconductors(DRAM, SRAM), computers 29 56 3,516 3,600 -2% N/A N/A .259 Micron To Open Design Centers In UK and Pacific Northwest
Microsoft Software 9 1 11,358 7,400 53% 199,400 17.56 6.91 Microsoft Extends Anti-Piracy Features in Office 2000
Mitel Semiconductors, computer telephony products/services 63 87 696 589 18% 1,440 2.07 .425 Mitel Continues to Deliver Innovative Voice Communications Solutions for Small Business
Motorola CPUs, peripheral controller's chips, modems 3 11 29,794 27,000 10% 32,300 1.08 .299 Motorola To Offer Cellular Operators Suite of Digital Call Quality Software Features

 

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1997 1995
National Semiconductor Semiconductors; signal processor ICs 32 46 2,507 2,400 4% 3,240 1.29 .496 National Semiconductor Introduces DC'97 Audio Accelerator
NCR Information technology products, services 17 49 6,589 8,162 -19% 3,420 .521 .176 Navy Awards NCR $49 Million Contract to Expand
Netscape Software 72 2 534 85 528% 1,720 3.22 80.3 AOL to Acquire Netscape Communications in Stock Transaction Valued at $4.2 Billion
Network Equipment Technologies Multiservice backbone networks 86 54 324 338 -4% 330 1.02 2.88 N.E.T. and Diginet Announce Digital Data Network Serving Buenos Aires Growing Business Needs
Newbridge Networks Networks 43 71 1,377 800 72% 4,780 3.47 .390 Newbridge Networks Forms Agreement for Collaboration With Nokia
Novell Software 51 10 1,007 2,041 -51% 3,540 3.51 9.68 Novell Announces the Release of Directory-Enabled NetWare® 4.2

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1997 1995
Oracle Software 22 15 5,684 3,500 62% 28,500 5.01 1.17 Oracle Scores in Corporate Software Market with Key Second Quarter Deals

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1997 1995
Pairgain DSL networking systems 88 95 282 107 164% 1,440 5.11 .716 Pairgain Announces Appointment of New CEO

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1997 1995
QMS Printing systems 99 57 124 147 -16% N/A N/A 7.29 QMS Plans Assault on Business Ink Jet Printer Market with $1,299 Color Laser Printer
Qualcomm Communications systems 37 17 2,096 387 441% 3,290 1.57 3.14 QUALCOMM Announces New Network Optimization Tool
Quantum Disk drives 24 33 5,319 3,400 56% N/A N/A .469 Quantum Announces Fireball Plus KA

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1997 1995
Read-Rite Disk drives, thin-film heads 49 98 1,162 1,003 16% N/A N/A .130 Read-Rite And Guzik Technical Enterprises Announce Dynamic Test Equipment Agreement

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1997 1995
Santa Cruz Operations Software 97 37 194 199 -3% 172 .887 10.8 SCO Responds To Critical Shortage of Skilled Technology Workers
SAP Int'l Software 20 52 6,017 2,696 123% N/A N/A .162 SAP Customers Exploit New Business Opportunities With Web-Based Real-Time Business Solutions
SAS Institute Software 61 39 750 600 25% N/A N/A 2.32 SAS Institute Celebrates A "Three-peat"
Seagate Disk Drives 11 25 8,900 4,540 96% 5,720 .643 .469 Seagate Announces Development Effort For Sun Microsystems
Sequent Multiprocessor systems 58 72 834 500 67% 769 .922 .640 Sequent and Siebel Announce Strategic Alliance
Silicon Graphics Multimedia systems, graphics software, workstations 28 9 3,700 2,228 66% 2,640 .714 3.07 Silicon Graphics Announces Real-World Storage Area Network Installations
Sterling Software Software 75 84 489 396 23% 2,140 4.38 .893 Sterling Software Unveils the Industry's First Software-Based Virtual Tape Solution
StorageTek Corporate network storage systems 36 67 2,145 1,900 13% 3,910 1.82 .276 Storagetek Signs Worldwide Reseller Agreement With Silicon Graphics
Sun Microsystems UNIX servers, networks, software, workstations 12 4 8,598 6,400 34% 16,200 1.88 3.07 Sun Delivers Next Version Of The Java Platform
Sybase Software 57 31 904 957 -6% 744 .823 3.09 Sybase And Pinpoint Introduce New Way to Measure Insurance Profitablity
Symantec Software 77 14 472 431 10% 1,540 3.26 15.0 Symantec Provides Integrated Repair Solution for Remote Explorer Virus
Symbol Computer and communications products 60 79 774 555 39% 1,960 2.53 .587 Symbol Announces Infopen To Revolutionize Home Shopping
Synopsys Electronic design software 73 59 499 266 88% N/A N/A 1.63 Synopsys' Synthesis Enables Industry's First Successful "Smart TV" System on a Chip
SyQuest Removable hard disk cartridges 100 51 123 300 -59% N/A N/A 8.18 SyQuest Technology Signs Definitive Agreement with Iomega for the Sale of Select Assets
System Software Associates Software 81 91 431 400(1994) 8% N/A N/A .606 System Software Associates (SSA) Sees 15% Revenue Growth in 1999

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1997 1995
Tektronix Printers and imaging systems 38 38 1,940 1,600 21.25 2,380 1.27 1.00 Tektronix Video Products In CBS Sports' Broadcasts of the National Football League
Tellabs Operations Network access systems 47 93 1,204 635 90% 11,900 9.88 .175 Tellabs Awarded Operational Headquarter Status In Singapore
Texas Instruments Printers and imaging systems 10 21 9,750 13,000 -25% N/A N/A .589 Texas Instruments to Sell Italian Manufacturing Facility

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1997 1995
Unisys Mainframe computer systems 15 45 6,636 6,500 2% 4,950 .746 .147 Unisys Wins $1.6 Million Systems Integration Contract With Varig Airlines

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1997 1995
VLSI Technology Semiconductors 62 88 712 670 6% N/A N/A .396 VLSI Appoints New Director of Investor Relations

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1997 1995
Wang Global Computers, software, networks 45 85 1,268 902 41% 1,180 .931 .265 Wang Global Announces New TEMPEST Mobile Workstation
Western Digital Disk drives 25 34 4,178 2,400 74% N/A N/A .589 Western Digital Announces Low-Profile 18.3 GB ULTRA2 SCSI Hard Drives

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1997 1995
Xerox Peripheral units, networks 7 20 18,166 16,588 10% 33,530 1.85 .331 Three Xerox Products Claim PC Computing 1998 MVP Awards
Xilinx CMOS programmable logic ICs 68 60 568 500 14% N/A N/A 1.36 Xilinx Launches Third Party Design Consulting Program
Xylan Networks 93 90 211 30 603% 1,030 4.88 1.24 U.S. Army Qualifies Xylan Switches For Use In Networks Worldwide

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Zilog Semiconductors 91 73 261 300 -13% N/A N/A 1.91 Zilog Breaks The Price Barrior With New Z8Plus OTP Microcontroller

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* The zone of Web influence reflects the scale of  e-commerce expectations.
One of the basic measures of Web influence is the total number of the external hyperlinks to the company's Web site.
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** iFactor: shows a company's potential sales gain ( iFactor is more than 1.0) or  decline (iFactor < 1.0)   when / if  its Web influence is realized in the e-commerce marketplace.

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