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Industry Report Card: Global High Technology Oct 04 Product Image

Industry Report Card: Global High Technology Oct 04

  • Published: October 2004
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors

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  • Cymer Inc.
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Abstract
Continuing pricing pressures across almost all sectors, combined with an improving but still cautious corporate IT spending environment, indicate the negative rating trend from 2003 may moderate, but is not likely to reverse over the near term. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services continues to expect 2004 to be a year of moderate overall growth in technology spending, estimated in the low- to mid-single digits. An improving economy, coupled with more balanced industry inventory positions and a focus on cost reductions, bode well for more stabilized credit quality. While some categories--like semiconductors--will see very solid year-over-year revenue growth, others--like telecommunications equipment--will be flat to modestly positive. More technology companies with excess liquidity may step-up shareholder distributions, as both Microsoft (AA/Stable/--) and...

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- Xerox Corp.
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Micron Technology Inc.
- Victor Co. of Japan Ltd. (JVC Corp.)
- International Rectifier Corp.
- LTX Corp.
- Electronic Data Systems Corp.
- Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.)
- Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
- Unisys Corp.
- CA Technologies
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
- Oracle America Inc.
- Silicon Graphics Inc.
- Amphenol Corp.
- Nokia Corp.
- Koninklijke Philips N.V.
- Toshiba Corp.
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- Omron Corp.
- SunGard Data Systems Inc.
- Sharp Corp.
- Pioneer Corp.
- NEC Corp.
- Dell Inc.
- Alcatel-Lucent
- EMC Corp.
- Quantum Corp.
- Solectron Corp.
- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
- First Data Corp.
- Per-Se Technologies Inc.
- Equifax Inc.
- Lam Research Corp.
- Cap Gemini S.A.
- Aspect Communications Corp.
- Applied Materials Inc.
- Oracle Corp.
- LSI Corp.
- Lexmark International Inc.
- Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
- Protection One Alarm Monitoring Inc.
- Danka Business Systems PLC
- Xerox Business Services LLC
- Sanmina Corp.
- Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
- Xilinx Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Anixter International Inc.
- The Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
- Microsoft Corp.
- Cirrus Logic Inc.
- Adaptec Inc.
- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
- Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd.
- Flextronics International Ltd.
- Photronics Inc.
- NDCHealth Corp.
- Viasystems Group Inc.
- SK Hynix Inc.
- Leidos, Inc.
- Tech Data Corp.
- Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.
- Wind River Systems Inc.
- Activant Solutions Inc.
- Brightpoint Inc.
- Acxiom Corp.
- IPC Systems Inc.
- STMicroelectronics N.V.
- Ingram Micro Inc.
- Aspen Technology Inc.
- ASM International N.V.
- Celestica Inc.
- Convergys Corp.
- Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.
- Global Imaging Systems Inc.
- Comverse Technology Inc.
- Anteon International Corp.
- Amkor Technology Inc.
- ChipPAC Inc.
- ON Semiconductor Corp.
- Benchmark Electronics Inc.
- Knowles Electronics Holdings Inc.
- Conexant Systems Inc.
- Technicolor S.A.
- ASAT Holdings Ltd.
- Getronics N.V.
- CommScope Inc.
- Jabil Circuit Inc.
- Citrix Systems Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Agilent Technologies Inc.
- Mitchell International Inc.
- Vestel Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
- VERITAS Software Corp.
- EPCOS AG
- Juniper Networks Inc.
- Toppan Photomasks Inc.
- Avaya Inc.
- Memec Group Ltd.
- Nvidia Corp. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- RF Micro Devices Inc.
- AMI Semiconductor Inc.
- Agere Systems Inc.
- Ciena Corp.
- Belden Inc.
- Terayon Communications Systems Inc.
- GlobalFoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.
- TNS Inc.
- Amdocs Ltd.
- Advanced Energy Industries Inc.
- Cymer Inc.
- Accenture PLC
- Monitronics International Inc.
- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
- United Microelectronics Corp.
- ATMI Inc.
- Syniverse Technologies Inc.
- Ritek Corp.
- Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd.
- CSG Systems International Inc.
- Compal Electronics Inc.
- CMC Magnetics Corp. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Seagate Technology PLC
- FEI Co.
- BearingPoint Inc.
- Macronix International Co. Ltd.
- Quanta Computer Inc.
- GXS Worldwide Inc.
- DigitalNet Inc.
- SanDisk Corp.
- Fiserv Inc.
- Quanta Display Inc.
- Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
- Fidelity National Information Services
- Stratus Technologies Inc.
- General Cable Corp.
- Superior Essex Inc.
- Global Cash Access Inc.
- CACI International Inc.
- UGS Corp.
- Andrew Corp.
- FLIR Systems Inc.
- VeriFone Inc.
- Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
- Red Hat Inc.
- Alion Science and Technology Corp.
- Securus Technologies Inc.
- CCC Information Services Inc.
- Coleman Cable Inc.
- IKON Office Solutions Inc.
- Arrow Electronics Inc.
- Automatic Data Processing Inc.
- Avnet Inc.
- Canon Inc.
- Computer Sciences Corp.
- Ceridian LLC
- PerkinElmer Inc.
- Harris Corp.
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Intel Corp.
- International Business Machines Corp.
- Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.
- Panasonic Corp.
- 3M Co.
- Motorola Solutions Inc.
- NCR Corp.
- Nortel Networks Ltd.
- Agilysys Inc.
- Pitney Bowes Inc.
- Ricoh Co. Ltd.
- Sony Corp.
- TDK Corp.
- Tektronix Inc.
- Texas Instruments Inc.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
- Teradyne Inc.
- SR Telecom Inc.
- Titan Corp. (The)
- Lattice Semiconductor Corp.
- Extreme Networks Inc.

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