The online search sensation boasts superior technology and solid profits. It's expected to post $700 million in revenues this year.SALESFORCE.COM
The startup earns high marks for innovative and affordable technology to manage customer relationships. It just posted its first profitable quarter.VMWARE
The company's software allows its 5,000-plus customers to use their computers more efficiently. It also makes money.ATHEROS COMM.
The maker of chips to build high-speed wireless networks is a leader in one of the fastest-growing tech markets. Sony and Samsung are customers.