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100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies 

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

Rank: 12 (Previous rank: 3)
Get quote: AAPL
Employees: 21,500
Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
Sector(s): Electronics
Why it's hot:
Apple followed its blockbuster iPod line with the Intel-powered MacBook, whose Windows compatibility revived Apple's laptop sales. Next up: the iPhone.
Revenue 20,781 48.3 20
Earnings 2,428 177.9 9
Operating cash flow 3,750 102.7 15
Stock return (2006) 18
Headcount change (2006) 35.6
From the June 2007 issue
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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.