In 2008 it received about 1,31,800 applications which is almost twice the available quota. US firms use H-1B visas to bring foreign workers into the nation mostly for IT work. 60 per cent of the recipients of these visas have been Indians.
Infosys, Wipro and Satyam together are said to have received 9,154 visas last year. The same for Microsoft was 1,037 and Intel 351.