100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies 

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

Lam Research
Rank: 7 (Previous rank: 21)
Get quote: LRCX
Employees: 2,616
Headquarters: Fremont, CA
Sector(s): Electronics
Why it's hot:
Tiny circuits are big business. Consumer electronics giants Toshiba and Samsung are buying Lam's machines, which can etch circuits as fine as 45 nanometers across for flash memory chips used in mobile phones, iPods, and other gadgets.
Lam Research
Revenue 2,200.8 35.5 33
Earnings 559.3 174.6 10
Operating cash flow 580.6 88.1 23
Stock return (2006) 42
Headcount change (2006) 17.3
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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