Red Herring 100 Celebrates Top Companies Reshaping Business

Magazine Chooses 50 Private and 50 Public Companies That Continue to Reshape

Markets Despite Current Economic Trends



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Red Herring Communications, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fifth annual Red Herring
 100, editors of Red Herring, the leading magazine on the business of
 technology and innovation, identify the 100 companies whose products, services
 or business models - despite current economic uncertainties-continue to forge
 new markets.  The leaders are profiled in Red Herring's May 1 double issue and
 are posted at http://www.rh100.redherring.com.
     The Red Herring 100 stands apart because companies are not measured by
 statistics alone, but are also reviewed on the subjective and metrical
 criteria favored by venture capitalists and investment bankers, including: a
 company's potential for disrupting its market, its execution of a sound
 strategy, the quality of its management and its financial performance, which
 is summed up by "The Herring Take".
     The listing favors companies whose promise is based on innovative and
 defensible technology with more than a dozen sectors represented, including
 software, biotechnology and communications services.  Major category shifts
 were recognized in this year's Red Herring 100 in sectors like data storage,
 enterprise software and semiconductors, while entire sectors that failed to
 remain innovative are gone: Linux companies, PC makers, wireless
 communications and commerce.
     Editor Jason Pontin explained that companies were chosen for the Red
 Herring 100 based upon the magazine's belief in certain broad trends:
 continuing importance of IP telephony, critical advancements in energy
 production, the sudden glamour of biotechnology, and the utility of
 reconfigurable microchips.
     "In short, the Red Herring 100 are companies that retain the capacity to
 disrupt existing markets or create entirely new ones," Pontin exclaims.  "As
 we shout on our cover, whatever the state of public and private equity
 markets, these companies still matter."
 
                              The Red Herring 100
 
     50 Private Companies                 50 Public Companies
     Accel Partners                       Akamai Technologies
     Accenture                                AOL Time Warner
     Aimster               Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
     AirFiber                           Ballard Power Systems
     Altra Energy Technologies                 Charles Schwab
     Amber Networks         Check Point Software Technologies
     Asera                                              Ciena
     Bang Networks                              Cisco Systems
     Bertelsmann                                    Citigroup
     Bowstreet                                        Corning
     Centerpoint Broadband Technologies   Credit Suisse Group
     Cereva Networks                                     eBay
     Cytokinetics                             Electronic Arts
     eCredit.com                                        Enron
     Excelergy                                            EMC
     Foliofn                            Exodus Communications
     Genoa                                        Flextronics
     ID Software                             Gemstar-TV Guide
     Intira                                         Genentech
     Jamcracker                                 Goldman Sachs
     Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers           Homestore.com
     LaserComm                                i2 Technologies
     Layton BioScience                                    IBM
     Matrix Partners                                 Illumina
     Mellanox Technologies                            Immunex
     Metro-Optix                                 JDS Uniphase
     NerveWire                               Juniper Networks
     Nishan Systems                                 McLeodUSA
     PhotonEx                        Metromedia Fiber Network
     PurpleYogi                                     Microsoft
     RealChip Communications       Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
     Savi Technology                        Network Appliance
     Scale Eight                              Nortel Networks
     Science Applications International Corp.      NTT DoCoMo
     SeeCommerce                                       Oracle
     Sequoia Capital                                     Palm
     SmartPipes                                    PMC-Sierra
     Telseon                             Qwest Communications
     Tensilica                             Research in Motion
     Thomas Weisel Partners                    Siebel Systems
     Tradescape.com              Singapore Telecommunications
     Troika Networks                         Sun Microsystems
     Tropian                                Sycamore Networks
     VBrick Systems    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
     Voxeo                                  Texas Instruments
     Walmart.com                             Veritas Software
     Xacct Technologies                 Vitesse Semiconductor
     Xenoport                               Vivendi Universal
     Yipes Communications                      Vodafone Group
     Zaplet                                             Yahoo
 
     About Red Herring Communications, Inc.
     Red Herring Communications, Inc. is an integrated network of media
 properties connecting the people, companies and industries whose ideas and
 technological innovations are inspiring and reshaping the world of business.
 Founded in 1993, Red Herring magazine, the company's flagship platform,
 provides in-depth analysis and reporting on the business of technology,
 innovation and entrepreneurialism.  RedHerring.com, Red Herring Research and
 Red Herring Events offer a unique blend of news, commentary, financial
 analysis, investor tools and access to leaders of emerging technologies and
 markets.  A privately held company, Red Herring Communications, Inc. is
 headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, Los Angeles,
 Boston and London.
 
 

SOURCE Red Herring Communications, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fifth annual Red Herring
 100, editors of Red Herring, the leading magazine on the business of
 technology and innovation, identify the 100 companies whose products, services
 or business models - despite current economic uncertainties-continue to forge
 new markets.  The leaders are profiled in Red Herring's May 1 double issue and
 are posted at http://www.rh100.redherring.com.
     The Red Herring 100 stands apart because companies are not measured by
 statistics alone, but are also reviewed on the subjective and metrical
 criteria favored by venture capitalists and investment bankers, including: a
 company's potential for disrupting its market, its execution of a sound
 strategy, the quality of its management and its financial performance, which
 is summed up by "The Herring Take".
     The listing favors companies whose promise is based on innovative and
 defensible technology with more than a dozen sectors represented, including
 software, biotechnology and communications services.  Major category shifts
 were recognized in this year's Red Herring 100 in sectors like data storage,
 enterprise software and semiconductors, while entire sectors that failed to
 remain innovative are gone: Linux companies, PC makers, wireless
 communications and commerce.
     Editor Jason Pontin explained that companies were chosen for the Red
 Herring 100 based upon the magazine's belief in certain broad trends:
 continuing importance of IP telephony, critical advancements in energy
 production, the sudden glamour of biotechnology, and the utility of
 reconfigurable microchips.
     "In short, the Red Herring 100 are companies that retain the capacity to
 disrupt existing markets or create entirely new ones," Pontin exclaims.  "As
 we shout on our cover, whatever the state of public and private equity
 markets, these companies still matter."
 
                              The Red Herring 100
 
     50 Private Companies                 50 Public Companies
     Accel Partners                       Akamai Technologies
     Accenture                                AOL Time Warner
     Aimster               Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
     AirFiber                           Ballard Power Systems
     Altra Energy Technologies                 Charles Schwab
     Amber Networks         Check Point Software Technologies
     Asera                                              Ciena
     Bang Networks                              Cisco Systems
     Bertelsmann                                    Citigroup
     Bowstreet                                        Corning
     Centerpoint Broadband Technologies   Credit Suisse Group
     Cereva Networks                                     eBay
     Cytokinetics                             Electronic Arts
     eCredit.com                                        Enron
     Excelergy                                            EMC
     Foliofn                            Exodus Communications
     Genoa                                        Flextronics
     ID Software                             Gemstar-TV Guide
     Intira                                         Genentech
     Jamcracker                                 Goldman Sachs
     Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers           Homestore.com
     LaserComm                                i2 Technologies
     Layton BioScience                                    IBM
     Matrix Partners                                 Illumina
     Mellanox Technologies                            Immunex
     Metro-Optix                                 JDS Uniphase
     NerveWire                               Juniper Networks
     Nishan Systems                                 McLeodUSA
     PhotonEx                        Metromedia Fiber Network
     PurpleYogi                                     Microsoft
     RealChip Communications       Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
     Savi Technology                        Network Appliance
     Scale Eight                              Nortel Networks
     Science Applications International Corp.      NTT DoCoMo
     SeeCommerce                                       Oracle
     Sequoia Capital                                     Palm
     SmartPipes                                    PMC-Sierra
     Telseon                             Qwest Communications
     Tensilica                             Research in Motion
     Thomas Weisel Partners                    Siebel Systems
     Tradescape.com              Singapore Telecommunications
     Troika Networks                         Sun Microsystems
     Tropian                                Sycamore Networks
     VBrick Systems    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
     Voxeo                                  Texas Instruments
     Walmart.com                             Veritas Software
     Xacct Technologies                 Vitesse Semiconductor
     Xenoport                               Vivendi Universal
     Yipes Communications                      Vodafone Group
     Zaplet                                             Yahoo
 
     About Red Herring Communications, Inc.
     Red Herring Communications, Inc. is an integrated network of media
 properties connecting the people, companies and industries whose ideas and
 technological innovations are inspiring and reshaping the world of business.
 Founded in 1993, Red Herring magazine, the company's flagship platform,
 provides in-depth analysis and reporting on the business of technology,
 innovation and entrepreneurialism.  RedHerring.com, Red Herring Research and
 Red Herring Events offer a unique blend of news, commentary, financial
 analysis, investor tools and access to leaders of emerging technologies and
 markets.  A privately held company, Red Herring Communications, Inc. is
 headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, Los Angeles,
 Boston and London.
 
 SOURCE  Red Herring Communications, Inc.