These are the technology visionaries boldly taking us into the future with cutting edge technology like the world's thinnest display, erasable paper where images last only a day, and security improvements that are causing hackers to pull their hair out.
They are driving dramatic improvements in processor technology and cloud computing breakthroughs, and even making the world a safer place with technology like earthquake monitoring programs.
They have garnered countless patents, awards and honors and helped harness the intellectual firepower of some of the smartest technical minds in the world. One is even in charge of a lab whose heritage includes seven Nobel prizes, with 75 percent of his team of researchers holding a Ph.D degree.
Here they are, our choices for the top 25 technology thought-leaders in the world.