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Issuer Ranking: Global High-Technology Companies, Strongest To Weakest Dec 08 Product Image

Issuer Ranking: Global High-Technology Companies, Strongest To Weakest Dec 08

  • ID: 1820348
  • December 2008
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
With the slowing economy and difficult credit market conditions, overall rating changes in the global high technology sector are now modestly negative for 2008. The trend shifted from positive to negative during the year, as expected, because of market conditions in the semiconductor sector and the ratings outlook distribution. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects this negative trend to continue into 2009, because of continued pressures in the semiconductor sector and slowing information technology (IT) sales growth. Semiconductor companies accounted for one-third of the technology sector's downgrades in 2008, and that sector will continue to face the biggest issues in 2009. Nonetheless, high technology's performance remains significantly better than the credit trends in the corporate sector overall, where downgrades outnumber...

Standard and Poors RatingsXpress Credit Research provides in-depth coverage of international corporates, financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, sovereigns and structured finance programs. RatingsXpress Credit Research lets users determine the credit rating of holdings and identify key factors underlying an issuer's creditworthiness, distinguishes the different risk exposures for new and existing deals, and provides an understanding of how their analysts interpret key regulatory, political and environmental events and their economic impact.

Research Type: Commentary
Criteria articles describe the thought process and methodology Standard & Poor's analysts use in determining ratings. These commentary pieces discuss both the quantitative (economic and financial) and qualitative (business analysis and caliber of management) aspects of the analysis, as well as legal issues.

- IKON Office Solutions Inc.
- Arrow Electronics Inc.
- Automatic Data Processing Inc.
- Avnet Inc.
- Canon Inc.
- Computer Sciences Corp.
- Ceridian LLC
- Harris Corp.
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Intel Corp.
- Intergraph Corp.
- International Business Machines Corp.
- Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.
- Panasonic Corp.
- 3M Co.
- Motorola Solutions Inc.
- NCR Corp.
- Nortel Networks Ltd.
- Pitney Bowes Inc.
- Ricoh Co. Ltd.
- Sony Corp.
- TDK Corp.
- Texas Instruments Inc.
- Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
- Xerox Corp.
- TTM Technologies Inc.
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Micron Technology Inc.
- Victor Co. of Japan Ltd. (JVC Corp.)
- International Rectifier Corp.
- National Semiconductor Corp.
- Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.)
- Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
- Analog Devices Inc.
- Unisys Corp.
- CA Technologies
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
- Oracle America Inc.
- Amphenol Corp.
- Nokia Corp.
- Toshiba Corp.
- Corning Inc.
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- Omron Corp.
- SunGard Data Systems Inc.
- Sharp Corp.
- Pioneer Corp.
- NEC Corp.
- Dell Inc.
- Alcatel-Lucent
- EMC Corp.
- Quantum Corp.
- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
- First Data Corp.
- Equifax Inc.
- Lam Research Corp.
- Cap Gemini S.A.
- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
- Applied Materials Inc.
- Oracle Corp.
- LSI Corp.
- Lexmark International Inc.
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Protection One Alarm Monitoring Inc.
- Xerox Business Services LLC
- Sanmina Corp.
- Xilinx Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Anixter International Inc.
- Datatel Inc.
- The Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
- Microsoft Corp.
- Cirrus Logic Inc.
- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
- Flextronics International Ltd.
- Photronics Inc.
- Viasystems Group Inc.
- SK Hynix Inc.
- LG Electronics Inc.
- Tech Data Corp.
- Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.
- Activant Solutions Inc.
- Acxiom Corp.
- STMicroelectronics N.V.
- Ingram Micro Inc.
- ASM International N.V.
- Celestica Inc.
- Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.
- Amkor Technology Inc.
- ON Semiconductor Corp.
- Benchmark Electronics Inc.
- Conexant Systems Inc.
- Technicolor S.A.
- ASAT Holdings Ltd.
- CompuCom Systems Inc.
- CommScope Inc.
- Jabil Circuit Inc.
- Agilent Technologies Inc.
- Vestel Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
- EPCOS AG
- Juniper Networks Inc.
- Avaya Inc.
- Nvidia Corp. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Ciena Corp.
- Belden Inc.
- GlobalFoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.
- TNS Inc.
- Accenture PLC
- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
- United Microelectronics Corp.
- BMC Software Inc.
- Seagate Technology PLC
- Allen Systems Group Inc.
- GXS Worldwide Inc.
- SanDisk Corp.
- Casio Computer Co. Ltd.
- Fiserv Inc.
- Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
- General Cable Corp.
- Infosys Ltd.
- Global Cash Access Inc.
- TransFirst Holdings Inc.
- VeriFone Inc.
- Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd.
- Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
- Red Hat Inc.
- Alion Science and Technology Corp.
- Coleman Cable Inc.
- STATS ChipPAC Ltd.
- Apptis (DE) Inc.
- MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp.
- SITEL Worldwide Corp.
- Wyle Services Corp.
- Corel Corp.
- Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
- SMART Worldwide Holdings Inc.
- Infor Global Solutions Holdings Ltd.
- Intcomex Inc.
- Cardtronics Inc.
- Aspect Software Inc.
- Open Solutions Inc.
- SS&C Technologies Inc.
- Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.
- Blackboard Inc.
- Spansion Inc.
- Serena Software Inc.
- Pegasus Solutions Inc.
- Nuance Communications Inc.
- Solera Holdings Inc.
- iPayment Inc.
- SOURCECORP Inc.
- Attachmate Corp.
- X-Rite Inc.
- JDA Software Group Inc.
- RedPrairie Corp.
- Consona ERP Inc.
- Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd.
- NXP B.V.
- Open Text Corp.
- National Processing Co. Group Inc.
- Emdeon Business Services LLC
- RiskMetrics Group Holdings LLC
- Intuit Inc.
- BMS Holdings Inc.
- Vangent Inc.
- TE Connectivity Ltd.
- Leidos Holdings Inc.
- Edwards Holdco Ltd.
- Keane International Inc.
- Verint Systems Inc.
- SafeNet Inc.
- H3C Holdings Ltd.
- SkillSoft Ltd.
- Aeroflex Inc.
- Kronos Inc.
- IntraLinks Inc.
- Mitel Networks Corp.
- AmerCable Inc.
- Hyland Software Inc.
- CDW LLC
- Palm Inc.
- Sunquest Information Systems Inc.
- MSCI Inc.
- Metavante Corp.
- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
- Global A&T Electronics Ltd.
- Total System Services Inc.
- TravelClick, Inc.
- Elpida Memory Inc.
- KLA-Tencor Corp.
- Lender Processing Services Inc.
- TriZetto Corp.
- L-1 Identity Solutions Inc.
- eBay Inc.

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