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Alienware Location: Miami Three-Year Growth: 293.9% 2004 Revenue: $112.4 million Employees: 504 Founded: 1996 What it does: Custom-builds supercharged personal computers--mostly for hard-core computer gamers. Why it's growing: Computer gaming is an $11 billion-a-year industry and growing fast. Alienware machines, which cost as much as $30,000, are equipped with super-fast graphics processing and high-performance screens and sound systems.