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100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies 

Our rankings show another banner year for the leaders of the tech revival.

And the winners are...
Despite talk of froth and bubbles, the tech sector continues to surge. The 100 companies on our annual list are all posting impressive results. (more)
Top job growth
Want to work at a B2 100 company? Camera-chip maker Omnivision Technologies boosted its staff by 89% last year. Find out who else has been on a hiring spree. (more)
• Apple
• AMD
• Red Hat
• Netflix
Best stock returns
iMergent's stock returned an impressive 334% in 2006. See who else saw their shares spike. (more)
• Akamai
• Nvidia
• Garmin
Fastest-growing tech companies in your state
California is once again home to the most companies on this list, with 37 of the fastest growing techs headquartered there. See how your state ranks. (more)
Zapping wrinkles away
Palomar Medical Technologies' lasers are the Swiss Army knives of cosmetic procedures – capable of doing everything from boosting collagen to removing hair. (more) video
Building robot doctors
Intuitive Surgical's DaVinci robot helps surgeons perform complex, delicate surgeries with more precision than is possible with human hands. (more) video
Spotting the toughest security threats
New airport scanners from American Science & Engineering can detect weapons that are designed specifically to evade conventional x-ray technology. (more) video
Top 10 job markets for tech The New York area, Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley each have thousands of tech openings, and pay is setting post-bubble records. (more)
25 startups to watch It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Here are the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007. (more)
America's Hottest Jobs The great American hiring boom is slowing down -- but a few choice regions will stay red-hot. You just have to know where to look. (more)
101 Dumbest Moments in Business Business 2.0 Magazine's 7th annual look at the year in bungled layoffs, customer-service snafus, executive follies, and other madness. (more)
How we rank them
To find the B2 100, we screened more than 2,000 tech companies that have been publicly traded on a U.S. stock exchange for at least three years, have a market capitalization of at least $50 million, and have had positive operating cash flow over the past 12 months. Zacks Investment Research of Chicago ranked the resulting list using four financial criteria: growth in revenue, profit, and operating cash flow during the past three years, and the 12-month stock return as of Dec. 31, 2006. Cash flow growth counts for 40 percent of a company's ranking. Each of the other criteria counts for 20 percent. Additional research was provided by Factset. If you have further questions about Business 2.0's 100 Fastest growing technology companies, please e-mail talkback@business2.com.

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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.