You could make the argument that while Steve Jobs brought the iPad to fruition and changed the portable computer landscape, it is the enabling technologies from the companies on the list that contribute to Steve Jobs' and many other system companies' success.
Our list is admittedly semiconductor heavy because of the nature of our publication. Also, this list is not comprehensive, nor is it the final word on the subject. We came up with 10 CEOs we thought ought to be recognized, but many others could have been included on this list, including those suggested by readers above. We encourage anyone and everyone to name other CEOs whose performance in 2010 arguably could have merited their inclusion.
Made a difference in 2010? I'd of included Paul Otellini (Intel Corporation); the breadth and depth and scale of what he executes upon is phenominal. Admittedly not “fighting for [corporate] survival” but there’s been plenty of “hunkering down” in the midst of a tremendous industry downturn.