Fastest Growing US Technology Companies 2013
We’ve compiled the fastest growing technology companies for 2013 which are headquartered in the United States.
Showing up this year with phenomenal growth is the disruptive technology of 3D Printing promoted by 3D Systems.
Traditional IC manufacturers (Cirrus and Semtech) continue to expand their offerings and markets.
Optical and laser manufacturers and their end users are also on the list; as are some of the worlds leading consumers of ICs and other electronics in their products (Apple, Ixia, Rackspace).
The rankings were based on year on year financial information from their sites using the most recent filings.
The companies are listed alphabetically for convenience:
3D Systems (Rock Hill, SC)
3D Systems is a leading, global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including personal, professional and production 3D printers, integrated print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. In line with their commitment to democratize access and accelerate adoption of affordable 3D printing they also provide creative content development, 3D CAD software, curation services and content downloads.
Their expertly integrated solutions replace, displace and complement traditional development and manufacturing methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. 3D Systems solutions are used to rapidly design, communicate, prototype and produce functional parts and products, empowering our customers to create with confidence.
Apple (Cupertino, CA)
What can we say that you don’t already know about Apple?
Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX)
Cirrus Logic, Inc. is a premier supplier of high-precision analog and digital signal processing components for audio and energy markets. On April 24,2013 – Cirrus Logic reports March quarter revenue up 87% year-over-year to $207 Million.
Founded in 1984, Cirrus Logic excels at developing complex chip designs where feature integration and innovation is a premium. Cirrus Logic has more than 1,000 patents that are key to their more than 700 products serving more than 2,500 end customers globally, through both direct and distributor-based channel sales.
The company’s headquarters are in Austin, Texas, with international locations in Europe, China and Japan. In June 2012 Cirrus relocated to their new headquarters building at 800 West 6th Street in downtown Austin.
IPG Photonics (Oxford, MA) http://www.ipgphotonics.com/
IPG Photonics is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets. IPG Photonics’ diverse lines of low, mid and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, medical and advanced applications. Our products are displacing traditional applications in many current applications and enabling new applications for lasers.
Ixia (Calabasas, CA)
Ixia solutions test, assess, and optimize networks and data centers to accelerate and secure application delivery: Network testing, Security enhancements, Network Monitoring.
Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services.
Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia’s customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments.
Rackspace Hosting (San Antonio, TX)
Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the service leader in cloud computing. We deliver enterprise-class hybrid cloud infrastructures to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. We started in 1998 and we host hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. Rackspace combines public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated bare metal computing to provide the perfect infrastructure for each customer’s specific needs. And, the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud is powered by OpenStack® and backed by Fanatical Support.
Semtech (Camarillo, CA)
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. They are dedicated to providing customers with proprietary solutions and breakthrough technology in:
- power management
- circuit protection
- timing and synchronization
- touch interface
- video broadcasting
- high-performance optical transport equipment (SerDes)
- high-reliability military products
- low-power wireless RF
- digital sensor/signal conditioning ICs
Semtech products are used in some of the most innovative systems and in some of the fastest growing markets in the industry. These markets include Smartphones, LCD TVs, Notebook Computers, Wireless LAN Modems, Automatic Meter Reading, Ultra-Low Power Medical, Satellite Communication, Cellular Infrastructure, Optical Transport and Datacenters.
Ultratech (San Jose, CA)
Founded in 1979, Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQGM:UTEK) is a leader in both of its major technology markets—advanced packaging and laser processing. The company’s advanced packaging lithography systems deliver compelling yield gains and superior packaging performance at the industry’s lowest overall cost of ownership. Equally impressive is Ultratech’s laser processing technology which increases chip performance while reducing energy consumption. These state-of-the-art technologies are considered by today’s leading chipmakers to be the gateway to future device generations. Industry leaders from the semiconductor, display and nanotechnology markets look to Ultratech to provide highly reliable, cost-effective technology solutions that enable today’s and tomorrow’s sophisticated devices.
Zygo (Middlefield, CN)
Zygo Corporation is a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, high precision optical components, and complex electro-optical systems design and manufacturing services.
ZYGO designs, manufactures, and distributes high-end optical systems and components for metrology and end-user applications. ZYGO has two divisions: Metrology Solutions Division and Optical Systems Division.
The Metrology Solutions Division is comprised of three business units: Precision Positioning Systems, Vision Systems, and Instruments. This division’s products employ various optical phase analysis techniques for measuring displacement, surface shape and texture, and film thickness.
The Optical Systems Division is comprised of two business units: Electro-Optics and Optical Components. These groups leverage ZYGO’s expertise in optical design and assembly, and high-volume manufacturing of precision optical components and systems, for the medical/life sciences, defense, and industrial markets.
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