With the Nasdaq up about 34% for the year, it should be no surprise that tech stocks have been some of the best performers. After all, investors have warmed up to taking risks, but also want to capitalize on mega-trends like cloud computing, mobile and social media.
Instead, the biggest winners in the world of tech stocks included a variety of obscure operators — and many of them have realized the gains because of restructuring efforts.
So which were the standouts for 2013? Here’s a look at four top tech stocks: