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The top 10 tech companies in the 2008 Fortune 500

This week, Fortune Magazine released its data on the 2008 Fortune 500, which will officially be released when the May 5 edition of the magazine hits the newsstands. Here are the top 10 technology companies on this year's list, plus the list of the top 10 most profitable companies in tech.

This week, Fortune Magazine released its data on the 2008 Fortune 500, which will officially be released when the May 5 edition of the magazine hits the newsstands. Below are the top 10 technology companies on this year's list (note that companies such as AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are not included because they are part of the telecom industry).

The Fortune 500 is ranked based on total revenue. The amount of 2007 revenue for each company is listed in parentheses.

  1. Hewlett-Packard ($104.3 billion)
  2. IBM ($98.8 billion)
  3. Dell ($61.1 billion)
  4. Microsoft ($51.1 billion)
  5. Intel ($38.3 billion)
  6. Motorola ($36.6 billion)
  7. Cisco Systems ($34.9 billion)
  8. Apple ($24.0 billion)
  9. Electronic Data Systems ($22.1 billion)
  10. Oracle ($17.9 billion)

Fortune also did a special breakout on the most profitable companies in the tech sector. That list looks a little different.

  1. Microsoft ($14.1 billion)
  2. IBM ($10.4 billion)
  3. Cisco Systems ($7.3 billion)
  4. Hewlett-Packard ($7.3 billion)
  5. Intel ($7.0 billion)
  6. Oracle ($4.3 billion)
  7. Google ($4.2 billion)
  8. Apple ($3.5 billion)
  9. Qualcomm ($3.3 billion)
  10. Dell ($2.9 billion)

Notables who didn't make either list?

  • Sun Microsystems
  • AMD

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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