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Fortune 500

Fortune magazine's listing of the top 500 US corporations determined by an index of 12 variables.

Fortune 500

A list compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine of the 500 largest publicly-traded and closely held companies in the United States. The Fortune 500 measures "largeness" by revenue minus excise taxes; that is, a company with larger revenue is listed higher on the Fortune 500, regardless of other measures such as profit margin. To be listed on the Fortune 500 is considered very prestigious.
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5 Million in Revenue to Provide Specialty Substrate Ion Implantation Services to Fortune-500 Customer
Implant Sciences Corporation (AMEX: IMX) a developer and manufacturer of products for national security, medicine and industry, today announced that a Fortune-500 provider of technology-based products and services has awarded Implant's semiconductor division a service contract expected to run over the next twenty-four (24) months with the potential to generate revenues of up to $1.
CEO of Implant Sciences, commented, "We are gratified that Implant has been awarded this contract by a well-known Fortune-500 technology company.