Technology is all around us — and it’s growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in tech are expected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031. But what companies are in the technology field? Using data from Fortune’s Global 500 list, we’ve compiled the top tech companies by revenue for 2022.
In this guide, we’ll go over:
Top 10 Tech Companies in the U.S.
1. Apple Inc.
Headquarters: Cupertino, California
Revenue: $365.8 billion
Market Value: $2.8 trillion
Apple, famous for products like the iPhone and Macbook, was founded in 1976. Apple has 154,000 direct employees but has hundreds of thousands of employees through suppliers, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Headquarters: Mountain View, California
Revenue: $257.6 billion
Market Value: $1.8 trillion
Alphabet was founded officially in 2015, though its main subsidiary, Google, was founded much earlier in 1998. Other subsidiaries of Alphabet include artificial intelligence research lab DeepMind and biotechnology researcher Calico.
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
Revenue: $168.1 billion
Market Value: $2.3 trillion
Founded in 1975, Microsoft has grown to one of the most recognizable brands in the software industry. Microsoft is the creator of well-known products, such as Office Suite and the Xbox, in addition to being the parent company of subsidiaries like Skype and LinkedIn.
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Headquarters: Menlo Park, California
Revenue: $117.9 billion
Market Value: $605.3 billion
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, started as a social networking site for Harvard students in 2004. Since then, the company has expanded its control over the social media space and is diving into virtual reality technology with products like the Oculus and the Metaverse.
5. Dell Technologies
Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas
Revenue: $107 billion
Market Value: $38.1 billion
Dell Technologies is the result of a 2016 merger between Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation. Dell offers a variety of tech products and services, ranging from personal computers and smartphones to cybersecurity and cloud storage solutions.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
Revenue: $79 billion
Market Value: $202.6 billion
Intel was founded in 1968 and is the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer. Intel specializes in microprocessors and graphic chips for personal computers.
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Headquarters: Armonk, New York
Revenue: $72.3 billion
Market Value: $117 billion
Founded in 1911, IBM was an early force in the technology field. IBM now produces and sells a wide variety of computer hardware and software, and notably is responsible for inventing ATM machines and magnetic stripe cards.
Headquarters: Palo Alto, California
Revenue: $63.4 billion
Market Value: $38.2 billion
HP, founded in 1939, is the second largest vendor of personal computers in the world. While it specializes in personal computers, HP also produces printers and 3D printing solutions.
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
Revenue: $53.8 billion
Market Value: $1.1 trillion
While Tesla is most well-known for its electric vehicles, the company itself primarily deals with technology rather than automobiles. Operating in the weird middle ground between tech and transportation, Tesla also builds clean energy solutions like solar panels and battery energy storage systems.
10. Cisco Systems
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Revenue: $49.8 billion
Market Value: $231.6 billion
Cisco Systems, typically referred to as just Cisco, was founded in 1987 and specializes in telecommunications equipment and networking software.
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Big Tech Overseas
Some of the biggest tech companies in the world aren’t based in America. The top technology companies overseas include:
- Samsung Electronics: Suwon, South Korea
- Foxconn: New Taipei City, Taiwan
- Huawei: Shenzhen, China
- Sony: Tokyo, Japan
- Hitachi: Tokyo, Japan
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Types of Companies in the Technology Field
Many of the world’s largest companies inevitably have a hand in technology. For example, Amazon has areas of its business that are firmly focused on tech products, such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing. However, Amazon is primarily a retail company.
Within the field of technology, there is a wide range of products and services a company can focus on. Some of these sectors include:
- Electronics and electrical equipment
- Computer software
- Computers and office equipment
- Information technology services
- Network and communications equipment
- Semiconductors and electronic components
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