There were 118 global tech company IPOs in 2014, combining to raise nearly $51.2 billion—up from the 64 worldwide tech company IPOs in 2013 which raised about $11.4 billion.
There were 47 IPOs in the Internet software and services sector in 2014, raising nearly $33.5 billion, up from 24 offerings in 2013 which raised $4.9 billion.
There were 35 IPOs in the software sector last year, raising more than $7.1 billion, up from 18 IPOs in 2013 which raised just under $2.4 billion.
There were five IPOs in the computer storage and peripherals sector in 2014, raising about $4.7 billion. That was down from eight IPOs in 2013, but well over the estimated $1.7 billion raised that year.
There were 12 semiconductor sector IPOs in last year, raising about $1.8 billion, up from four IPOs the year before which raised $308 million.
There were six consulting and services sector IPOs in 2014, raising more than $2.2 billion, up from three IPOs in 2013 that raised $538 million.
In the Internet software and services category, the offering for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com was the largest ever, raising $21.8 billion. The issue date was Sept. 18.
In the computer storage and peripherals space, LCD maker Japan Display raised $3.1 billion in its March 19, 2014, IPO. The company is reportedly in talks with Apple to build an iPhone screen plant.
In the Internet software and services sector, JD.com raised $1.8 billion from its May 21, 2014, IPO. The Chinese e-commerce firm competes with Alibaba.