As it has done in years past, MIT’s Technology Review blog has ranked the 50 smartest companies in the world. Interestingly, however, the world’s top tech earner is notably absent from the list in 2014.
This year’s list it topped by Illumina, the genome-sequencing specialist that Technology Review says has outflanked and outlasted its competitors. Electric car superstar Tesla occupies the No. 2 spot on the list, and both Google and Samsung have well-earned spots among the top-5.
Apple, which was No. 6 on last year’s list, is not among the 50 smartest companies in the world anymore according to this feature. Other companies in the “computing and communications” category that made the list ahead of Apple include Square, IBM, Qualcomm, Kaggle, Xiaomi, IBM, LG and Walmart.
Jawbone, the startup some believe Apple should fear most, also made the cut at No. 36.
The full list can be found on Technology Review, which is linked below in our source section.