May 2, 2006
Thanks to the ubiquity of digital cameras, flat-panel televisions and videogames with ever-more sophisticated graphics, Forbes.com’s Infoimaging Index has outpaced the S&P 500 by 12 percentage points since its December 2002 inception.
The index, which is charted below, tracks the industry that’s taking shape as digital imaging and information technology converge. Included are companies such as Apple Computer (nasdaq: AAPL – news – people ), Hewlett-Packard (nyse: HPQ – news – people ), Eastman Kodak (nyse: EK – news – people ), Adobe Systems (nasdaq: ADBE – news – people ) and graphics chipmaker NVIDIA (nasdaq: NVDA – news – people ).
All together, the index is a market-cap-weighted group of 58 companies that had market values of at least $50 million, sales greater than $100 million and share prices of $1 or more at the time the index was generated in July 2003. The index is updated weekly and appears here every Monday.