Table: Top 10 Private Info-Tech Companies


SAIC San Diego Services $6,100 3% Spending by Uncle Sam and major oil companies helped this IT services company keep grow- ing during a tough year.

SEAGATE Scotts Computers 6,000 -9 The disk-drive maker Valley, has streamlined Calif. operations, but with a 17% drop in the storage market, its results would have been worse if rivals hadn't stumbled. Now, it's consid- ering going public again.

GRAYBAR Clayton, Distribution 4,800 -8 The optical-fiber Mo. glut slowed demand for basic telecom products like cables and connectors from this electronics distributor.

SYNNEX Fremont, Computers 3,200 -13.5 The slump in tech Calif. spending took a toll on this maker and distributor of computer and telecom equipment.

DYNCORP Fairfax, Services 1,960 9 Government contracts Va. continued to keep this info-tech services company aloft.

SHI Somerset, Services 1,730 24 Consolidation among N.J. competitors, plus an increase in out- sourcing by com- panies, helped boost this procurement services provider.

SAS Cary, N.C. Software 1,130 1 Its niche--business- INSTITUTE intelligence pro- grams--was one of the sweet spots in a difficult software market last year.

VIEWSONIC Walnut, Computers 1,000 -23 The maker of com- Calif. puter displays is moving fast into flat-panel screens, but saw sales slump as demand for PCs plummeted.

KINGSTON Fountain Semicon- 900 -44 It stopped making TECHNOLOGY Valley, ductors processors to focus Calif. on memory chips, then took a beating when memory prices plunged.

MODUS Westwood, Services 606 -12 Demand for the MEDIA Mass. company's supply- chain solutions lagged as customers sought other ways to slash costs.

Data: Company Reports, BusinessWeek

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