Last weekend the San Jose Mercury News reported that “the 150 biggest public companies in Silicon Valley had their most profitable year in history in 2010, as their combined stock value climbed to the highest level since the Internet boom of 2000.”

Here’s a Merc chart of the Silicon Valley 150 and their accompanying sales, profit, profit margin, and market cap.

Top 10 by sales:

  1. Hewlett Packard
  2. Apple
  3. Intel
  4. Cisco
  5. Oracle
  6. Google
  7. Applied Materials
  8. Synnex
  9. eBay
  10. Gilead Sciences


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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