October 2010

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Inc. Names Summit Fast-Growing Firm

In September, Summit announced that, for the three-year period of 2007-2009, it was the fastest-growing computer hardware manufacturer in the Midwest. The ranking was in the annual Inc. 500|5000, a comprehensive look at the fastest-growing firms in the United States. With a three-year revenue growth rate of 516%, Summit finished #588 overall and ranked fifth among computer hardware companies in the U.S. Summit's growth rate was five times the 96% median growth rate of the Inc. 5000 companies.

Summit products use Wi-Fi technology, which was pioneered near Summit’s Akron headquarters for use in industrial and retail applications. Today, Wi-Fi is found in nearly every computing device and a broad range of consumer electronics. Summit focuses the technology back on its original applications and growing segments like healthcare.

"Summit brings together our region’s industrial heritage from the last century with the wireless technologies driving the mobile internet in this century," said Summit President Ron Seide. "The result is a fast-growing company providing high-value careers for technology professionals in Northeastern Ohio."

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they must be based in the United States, privately held, for-profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2009. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on this page.