No. 7: Samsung
Brand Value: $21.4 billion
Samsung was one of the biggest winners this year as its brand value soared 51 percent, boosting the company from No. 13 on last year's top technology brands list. On the overall top 100 brands list Samsung is now No. 30, up from No. 55 last year.
It's fair to say that Samsung today is where Sony was a decade ago -- a leading player in both business and consumer electronics. From its television sets and DVD players, to its popular smartphones, to its laptop and tablet computers, Samsung is firing on all cylinders. The vendor's Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablet are the main competitor to Apple's iPhone and iPad products.