Deloitte Announces 2012 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings Tesla Motors, Inc. Zooms into First Place; Innovation "Hot Spots" Continue to Sizzle PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Deloitte announced the 2012 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/MM52028LOGO-b ) Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) clinched the top spot with fiscal year 2011 revenue of $204.24 million and a growth rate of 279,684 percent from 2007 to 2011. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., the company designs and manufactures electric vehicles and electric vehicle power train components. "The 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winners have demonstrated remarkable innovation and spectacular growth," said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. "Some of the most exciting and useful developments of the future are being created by the companies on this list. We congratulate Tesla and all of the winning companies on this impressive achievement." "Tesla took great strides as a company this past year by successfully delivering Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan to customers, and executing a steep production ramp while creating more than 2,000 jobs in the U.S. We also expanded our partnerships with Toyota and Daimler in order to increase sales of electric vehicles globally," said Deepak Ahuja, chief financial officer at Tesla Motors. "We are honored to be part of a sector that continues to achieve high growth, and are committed to building the best car in the world while setting new standards for efficiency, safety, style, technology, operating cost and performance. We thank Deloitte for this recognition." The top ten ranked companies are as follows: Revenue 2012 Growth Rank Company Sector City, State (2007 to 2011) 1 Tesla Motors, Inc. Clean technology 279,684 Palo Alto, CA percent Communications/ 166,938 Santa Clara, 2 Palo Alto Networks percent CA Networking Sagent Biotechnology/ 146,443 3 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. percent Schaumburg, IL pharmaceutical Communications/ 55,413 4 FireEye, Inc. percent Milpitas, CA Networking Aerohive Networks, Communications/ 44,569 5 Inc. percent Sunnyvale, CA Networking 6 Avail-TVN Media and 38,479 Reston, VA entertainment percent Biotechnology/ 31,721 7 NeoStem percent New York, NY pharmaceutical 8 Avigilon Corporation Software 29,917 Vancouver, BC percent 25,482 Greenwood 9 Recondo Technology Software percent Village, CO 10 EcoSynthetix Inc. Clean technology 25,327 Burlington, ON percent Innovation hot spots continue to sizzle Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winners hail from cities far and wide across North America - from Portland, Maine; to Denver, Colo.; to Vancouver, British Columbia. Of the dozens of cities represented on the list, some have a particularly strong track record of consistently attracting inventive entrepreneurs and providing them with a supportive environment. "Creative and cutting-edge cities often have several things in common including access to capital, supportive local governments, and world-class education systems," said Bill Ribaudo, national technology, media and telecommunications leader for audit and enterprise risk services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Many of these cities have the resources and culture that startups need to thrive, and so they have become innovation powerhouses and consistently turn out fast-growing companies year over year." Following is a list of innovative cities with a significant concentration of winners. Company Fastest-growing Company in the Location Percent of List Overall Region Ranking San Francisco Bay area 20 percent Tesla Motors, Inc. 1 Boston 9 percent HubSpot 17 New York 6 percent NeoStem 7 Los Angeles 6 percent EdgeCast Networks 13 Washington D.C. 6 percent Avail-TVN 6 Philadelphia 6 percent MeetMe, Inc. 32 San Diego 6 percent Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 15 Toronto 5 percent EcoSynthetix Inc. 10 Software still dominates For the seventeenth consecutive year, software companies dominated the list, comprising 40 percent of the overall list with 200 companies. Consistent with prior rankings, the biotechnology/pharmaceutical, internet, and communications/networking sectors also had strong showings. The biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector and internet sectors were tied for second place with 13 percent of the list, and the communications/networking sector came in at a close third place with 12 percent of the list. Sector rankings are as follows: Sector Fastest-growing Company make-up Company in Sector Overall City, State of Fast the Sector 500 Ranking Software 40 Avigilon 8 Vancouver, percent BC Biotechnology/ 13 Sagent Schaumburg, percent Pharmaceuticals, 3 IL Pharmaceutical Inc. Internet 13 EdgeCast Networks 13 Santa percent Monica, CA Communications/Networking 12 Palo Alto Networks 2 Santa Clara, percent CA Clean Technology 7 percent Tesla Motors, Inc. 1 Palo Alto, CA MAKO Surgical Fort Medical devices 5 percent Corp. 18 Lauderdale, FL Media and entertainment 4 percent Avail-TVN 6 Reston, VA Semiconductor 3 percent SiTime Corporation 38 Sunnyvale, CA Computers/peripherals 2 percent Layer 7 183 Vancouver, Technologies BC Scientific/technical 1 percent Obzerv 239 Quebec, QC instrumentation For additional detail on the Technology Fast 500 including the complete list and qualifying criteria, visit www.fast500.com As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. 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Deloitte Announces 2012 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings
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