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Sweet 16: Yes, There Were Tech Stock Winners in 2008

It was like picking through piles of hay for just a few needles.With the major indices down 35% or more for the year, Between The Lines this afternoon hunted for tech stocks that actually went up in 2008.

It was like picking through piles of hay for just a few needles.

With the major indices down 35% or more for the year, Between The Lines this afternoon hunted for tech stocks that actually went up in 2008.

Only found were 16. No big names. But, hey, there is ... Transmeta, the company that was to revolutionize the microprocessor. Will it try to rehire Linus Torvalds, now that it is kind of riding high?

Here are the Sweet 16, culled from the 514 companies included in the Business Week Information Technology stock indices.

first 10

second six

Here are their symbols, if you want to set up a Yahoo! Finance portfolio and see if they can repeat their success, in 2009:

TSYS QSII PEGA UTEK TMTA NCIT MANT ISYS CSGS ACS SONE COGT TKLC IDCC BBND AIRV

And thanks to Stockcharts.com, for making the performance charts easy.