Wipro tops list of H-1B visas in 2009

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Washington, Jan 6: Indian IT major Wipro has topped the list in the 2009 fiscal (from Oct 1, 2008 to Sep 30, 2009), with 1,964 H1-B visas.

According to e-week.com, Microsoft with 1,318 visas came second, Intel with 723 in third place, while Google with 211 in 25th place.

IBM India (695), Infosys (440), Polaris Software Lab India (254) and Satyam (219) were the other major Indian visa getters.

At least 200 US and Asia-based technology, financial and consulting companies applied for H-1B visas in 2009.

The major technology companies that ranked in the Top 50 include Yahoo, Amazon, Apple, Texas Instruments, Nvidia and IBM.

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