Today, technology is one of the most powerful sectors shaping the Global Economy, causing change and shaping trends.

The information technology (IT) sector in the United States.

the US economy can count both on the presence of large established companies in the technological field, sometimes called the “tech giants” and the dynamic network of start-ups, the set of assets in the field of the attractiveness of skilled labor and the field of capital dedicated to investment in new technologies.

Five US Tech companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google) acquired over 17.5 % of the « S&P 500 Index » last January and are now up to 20 % as the fallout from the covid-19 pandemic has put pressure on other businesses while tech companies benefited from E-commerce and the need for people to work remotely.

To give you more insight, details about the fifteen largest public companies that manufacture American technology have been listed below, classified by Revenue in U.S. dollars.

So,

What are the top 10 largest companies in the US ?

1. Amazon.com, Inc  

Founder : Jeff Bezos

Date of creation : July 5, 1994; Bellevue, Washington, U.S.

CEO : Jeff Bezos (May 1996–)

Based in Seattle, Washington, United States

Sector : Discretionary consumption

Sub-Industry : Internet & Retail direct marketing

Revenue : 280.5 billion USD

NASDAQ : AMZN

Website : www.amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc is an American company in the specialized distribution sector of books, video games, music, laptops, televisions, clothing, beauty products, jewelry, household appliances.

The company also develops Internet Computing applications for certain customers through one of its subsidiaries, Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as low-cost data storage services (Amazon Simple Storage Service), cloud computing, payment (Amazon Flexible Payments Service)…

2. Apple, Inc. 

Apple Inc. is an American multinational and one of the world’s leading high-tech companies. It develops, manufactures and markets phones, digital products (tablets, music players), desktops and laptops as well as peripherals for digital devices, software and computer maintenance services and an operating system for smartphones, computers…

Apple has several brands that each correspond to products: iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, iOs, iLife, iWork, OS X, Apple TV.

Foudres: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne Trending

Date of creation April 1, 1976, Cupertino, California, United States

CEO: Tim Cook (Aug 24, 2011–)

Headquarters: Cupertino, California, United States

Sector : Information Technology

Sub-Industry : Hardware Technology, storage and amplification; peripherals

Revenue : 274.5 billion USD (2020)

NASDAQ : AAPL

Website : www.apple.com

3. AT&T, Inc.

AT & T Inc. is a telecommunications company. Its main business is to provide access to mobile telephony in the United States. t is only present in the United States in most states (service concentrated on 22 states).

The 4G network provided by the group is one of the most efficient in the country. Indeed, it covers more than 2000 cities. In addition, it is the American operator that offers the largest international coverage.

Founders : Bell Telephone Company

Date of creation : October 5, 1983, Delaware, United States

CEO : John T. Stankey (Jul 1, 2020–)

Based in : Dallas, Texas, United States

Sector : Communication Services

Sub-Industry : Integrated telecommunications Services

Revenue : 181.2 billion USD

NYSE : T

Website : www.about.att.com

4. Alphabet, Inc.

Alphabet Inc. is an american multinational technology conglomerate, established in 2015 as a conglomerate of companies previously owned by Google.

the purpose of this structure is to unload the historical society from activities that do not represent its core business, namely Internet services such as page indexing, YouTube or Gmail that derive revenue from online advertising.

According to the company, Google’s accounts emerge clarified and the risks are now distributed among the subsidiaries.

Founders : Larry Page ; Sergey Brin

Date of creation : October 2, 2015.

CEO : Larry Page , Sergey Brin

Based in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S.

Sector : Communication Services

Sub-Industry : Interactive Media & Services.

Revenue: 161.9 billion USD

NASDAQ : GOOGL

Website : www.abc.xyz

5. Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft Corporation is a leading U.S. IT multinational and a direct competitor to Apple, along with Windows. It has launched Internet Explorer, its web browser in 1995 and has an office suite consisting of several software including Word (Word Processing), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation software) and Outlook (messaging and calendar), Microsoft is also involved in consumer electronics with Xbox video game consoles, touch screen personal computers with Microsoft Surface and related services.    

Founders : Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Date of creation : April 4, 1975, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

CEO : Satya Nadella (Feb 4, 2014–) 

Based in : Redmond, Washington, United States

Sector : Information Technology

Sub-Industry : Systems Software

Revenue : 143 billion USD (2020)

NASDAQ :  MSFT

Website : www.microsoft.com

6. Verizon.

Verizon Communications Incorporated is an american telecommunication company that operates mobile and fixed telephone services in the United States and offers access to high-speed internet and TV channels. Verizon is also the parent company of mass media conglomerate WarnerMedia, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies.

Founders : Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group Plc

Date of creation : April 4, 2000, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

CEO : John T. Stankey (Jul 1, 2020–)

Based in : New York, New York, United States

Sector : Communication Services

Sub-Industry : Integrated telecommunications Services

Revenue : 131.9 billion USD

NYSE : VZ

Website : www.verizon.com

7. Comcast.

Comcast Corporation is an American Media Group and the first American cable operator with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast also has interests in consumer electronics, television channels and Produces films and TV shows through its subsidiaries NBCUniversal and Universal Pictures. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand.

Founder : Ralph J. Roberts

Date of creation : June 28, 1963; Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.

CEO : Brian L. Roberts (Nov 2002–)

Based in : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Sector : Communication Services

Sub-Industry : Cable & Satellite

Revenue : 108.942 billion USD

NASDAQ : CMCSA

Website : www.corporate.comcast.   

8. Intel, Inc.

Intel Corporation is an american multinational corporation and technology company. It is the world leader in the manufacture of electronic chips for all types of products such as computers, phones, electronic diaries… The company also produces elements and components for computers such as motherboards, microprocessors, flash memories.

Founders : Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce

Date of creation : July 18, 1968, Mountain View, California, United States

CEO : Bob Swan (Jan 31, 2019–)

Based in : Santa Clara, California, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Semiconductors

Revenue : 71.9 billion USD (2019)

NASDAQ : INTC

Website : www.intel.com

9. Facebook, Inc.

Facebook, Inc. is an online social networking service, originally intended for students at Harvard University to which Mark Zuckerberg belonged, it then opened to other American universities before becoming accessible to all in September 2006. it is an Internet social network that allows you to stay in touch and exchange information with friends, co-workers, prospects, customers, partners etc.

Founders : Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes

Date of creation : February 2004, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

CEO : Mark Zuckerberg (Feb 4, 2004–)

Based in: Menlo Park, California, United States

Sector : Communication Services

Sub-Industry : Interactive Media & services.

Revenue: 70.7 billion USD

NASDAQ : FB

Website : www.facebook.com

10. Cisco systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an american multinational technology conglomerate developing, manufacturing and selling network equipment, telecommunications equipment and other high-tech services and products. It is the world’s N°1 in the design, development and marketing of network equipment for the Internet.

Founders : Sandy Lerner, Leonard Bosack

Date of creation : December 10, 1984, San Francisco, California, United States

CEO : Chuck Robbins (Jul 26, 2015–)

Based in : San Jose, California, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Communications equipment

Revenue : 51.9 billion USD

NASDAQ : CSCO

Website : www.cisco.com

11. Oracle, Inc.

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology company that sells database software and technologies, cloud-based systems, and enterprise software. Its flagship products are the Oracle Database Management System, The Oracle Weblogic Server Application Server, The Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Resource Planning package, and the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud computing offering.

Founders : Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, Ed Oates

Date of creation: June 16, 1977, Santa Clara, California, United States

CEO : Larry Ellison

Based in : Redwood City, California, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Application software

Revenue : 39.07 billion USD

NASDAQ : ADBE

Website : www.oracle.comindex.html

12. Visa, Inc.

Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation that operates payment products which financial institutions use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash programs to their customers via Visa-branded credit cards, gift cards and debit cards.

Founder : Dee Hock

Date of creation : September 1958, Fresno, California, United States

CEO : Alfred F Kelly Jr (Dec 1, 2016–)

Based in : Menlo Park, California, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Data processing & outsourced Services.

Revenue : 22.97 billion USD (2019)

NYSE : VWebsite : www.usa.visa.com

13. Mastercard, Inc

MasterCard Incorporated is an American payment/withdrawal system company that specializes in the issuance and marketing of payment cards. It is mainly involved in the processing of payments between merchants ‘banks and customers’ card issuer using a Mastercard branded debit, credit or prepaid card to make purchases.

Founder : Wells Fargo, Crocker National Bank, First Interstate Bancorp, Bank of California

Date of creation : December 16, 1966, United States

CEO :Ajaypal Singh Banga (Jul 1, 2010–)

Based in : Purchase, Harrison, New York, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Data processing & outsourced Services.

Revenue : 16.88 billion USD

NYSE : MA

Website : www.mastercard.com

14. Salesforce, Inc.

Salesforce.com, Inc. is an American cloud-based enterprise software company. It distributes internet-based management software and hosts enterprise applications. The company is best known internationally for its customer relationship management solutions.

Founders : Marc Benioff, Parker Harris

Date of creation : February 1999, California, United States

CEO : Marc Benioff (Nov 2001–)

Based in : San Francisco, California, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Application software

Revenue : 17.1 billion USD

NYSE  : CRM

Website : www.salesforce.com

15. Adobe

Adobe Inc. is an American multinational computer software company specialized in the development of software for the creation, publication and visual distribution of content. Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences, it is an IT company that publishes graphic software including InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

Founder : Charles Geschke, John Warnock

Date of creation : December 1982, Mountain View, California, United States

CEO : Shantanu Narayen (Dec 1, 2007–)

Based in : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Sector : Information technology

Sub-Industry : Application software

Revenue : 11.17 billion USD

NASDAQ : ADBE

Website : www.adobe.com

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