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Issuer Ranking: Global High-Tech Issuers, Strongest To Weakest Apr 11

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that last year's positive rating change bias in the global High-Tech sector will continue in 2011 because of the ongoing recovery in IT spending. Our current expectations for 2011 are for continued moderate revenue growth across all high-tech subsectors and for mid-single-digit growth overall. The most notable difference will be in the semiconductor subsector, which is poised for mid-single-digit growth in 2011 after its sharp recovery (over 30% year-over-year growth) in 2010 from depressed levels the year before. Standard & Poor's does not currently expect the disasters in Japan to have an immediate effect on global high-tech company ratings. Japan's key role as a high-tech supplier, combined with certain current factory closings and likely...

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Companies Mentioned
- Arrow Electronics Inc.
- Automatic Data Processing Inc.
- Avnet Inc.
- Canon Inc.
- Computer Sciences Corp.
- Harris Corp.
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Intel Corp.
- International Business Machines Corp.
- Panasonic Corp.
- 3M Co.
- Motorola Solutions Inc.
- NCR Corp.
- Pitney Bowes Inc.
- Ricoh Co. Ltd.
- Sony Corp.
- TDK Corp.
- Texas Instruments Inc.
- TransUnion Intermediate Holdings Inc.
- Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
- Xerox Corp.
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Micron Technology Inc.
- National Semiconductor Corp.
- Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.)
- Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
- Analog Devices Inc.
- Unisys Corp.
- CA Technologies
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
- Amphenol Corp.
- Nokia Corp.
- Toshiba Corp.
- Corning Inc.
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- Omron Corp.
- SunGard Data Systems Inc.
- Sharp Corp.
- NEC Corp.
- Alcatel-Lucent
- EMC Corp.
- FUJIFILM Holdings Corp.
- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
- First Data Corp.
- Equifax Inc.
- Lam Research Corp.
- Cap Gemini S.A.
- Applied Materials Inc.
- Oracle Corp.
- Lexmark International Inc.
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Sanmina Corp.
- Xilinx Inc.
- Anixter International Inc.
- Microsoft Corp.
- Flextronics International Ltd.
- Viasystems Group Inc.
- SK Hynix Inc.
- LG Electronics Inc.
- Tech Data Corp.
- Activant Solutions Inc.
- STMicroelectronics N.V.
- Ingram Micro Inc.
- ASM International N.V.
- Celestica Inc.
- Amkor Technology Inc.
- ON Semiconductor Corp.
- Benchmark Electronics Inc.
- CompuCom Systems Inc.
- CommScope Inc.
- Jabil Circuit Inc.
- Juniper Networks Inc.
- Avaya Inc.
- Ciena Corp.
- Belden Inc.
- ManTech International Corp.
- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
- Seagate Technology PLC
- Symantec Corp.
- Allen Systems Group Inc.
- GXS Worldwide Inc.
- Casio Computer Co. Ltd.
- Fiserv Inc.
- Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
- Stratus Technologies Inc.
- Global Cash Access Inc.
- TransFirst Holdings Inc.
- Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd.
- Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
- CCC Information Services Inc.
- STATS ChipPAC Ltd.
- Apptis (DE) Inc.
- SITEL Worldwide Corp.
- Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
- SMART Worldwide Holdings Inc.
- Deltek Inc.
- Cardtronics Inc.
- Aspect Software Inc.
- Open Solutions Inc.
- SS&C Technologies Inc.
- Blackboard Inc.
- Serena Software Inc.
- Nuance Communications Inc.
- iPayment Inc.
- Attachmate Corp.
- X-Rite Inc.
- JDA Software Group Inc.
- RedPrairie Corp.
- NXP B.V.
- Open Text Corp.
- Emdeon Business Services LLC
- Intuit Inc.
- TE Connectivity Ltd.
- Leidos Holdings Inc.
- Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
- Edwards Holdco Ltd.
- SafeNet Inc.
- Skillsoft Ltd.
- Aeroflex Inc.
- Kronos Inc.
- IntraLinks Inc.
- Mitel Networks Corp.
- Hyland Software Inc.
- Sunquest Information Systems Inc.
- Scitor Corp.
- MSCI Inc.
- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
- Total System Services Inc.
- TravelClick, Inc.
- KLA-Tencor Corp.
- eBay Inc.
- NDS Group Ltd.
- Stream Global Services Inc.
- Wipro Ltd.
- TASC Inc.
- KEMET Corp.
- Adobe Systems Inc.
- CoreLogic Inc.
- Merge Healthcare Inc.
- Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
- Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.
- Google Inc.
- Broadcom Corp.
- The SI Organization Inc.
- Presidio Inc.
- Brightstar Corp.
- iHealth Technologies
- Verisk Analytics Inc.
- Triple Point Technology Inc.
- IGATE Corp.
- Six3 Systems Inc
- Ceridian LLC
- TTM Technologies Inc.
- International Rectifier Corp.
- Microsemi Corp.
- Pioneer Corp.
- Dell Inc.
- Quantum Corp.
- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
- Protection One Alarm Monitoring Inc.
- Datatel Inc.
- The Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
- Cirrus Logic Inc.
- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
- Acxiom Corp.
- Intersil Corp.
- Technicolor S.A.
- Vestel Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
- GlobalFoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.
- Accenture PLC
- BMC Software Inc.
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
- SanDisk Corp.
- Infosys Ltd.
- Vertafore Inc.
- Red Hat Inc.
- Alion Science and Technology Corp.
- MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp.
- Wyle Services Corp.
- Corel Corp.
- Infor Global Solutions Holdings Ltd.
- Intcomex Inc.
- Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.
- Spansion Inc.
- Solera Holdings Inc.
- First American Payment Systems LP
- Vangent Inc.
- Verint Systems Inc.
- Global A&T Electronics Ltd.
- Lender Processing Services Inc.
- TriZetto Corp.
- L-1 Identity Solutions Inc.
- VeriFone Systems Inc.
- Cegedim S.A.
- Ship Luxco 3 S.a.r.l.
- Sophos Ltd.
- Isola USA Corp.
- Lantiq Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG
- Vision Solutions Inc
- SonicWALL Inc.
- Airvana Network Solutions Inc.
- Unify Holdings B. V.
- Vantiv LLC
- MLM Information Services Holdings Inc.
- Flexera Software LLC
- Decision Insight Information Group (U.S.) I Inc.
- Bentley Systems Inc.
- AVG Technologies N.V.
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