The S&P 500 swooned a bit this week, losing 0.9% between Monday morning and Friday night. But the tech sector did better.

57% of the 577 tech stocks I sampled for this article traded up this week. Here's a handful of the most interesting tech winners on Wall Street:

  • Industry giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) sees key markets bouncing back from a couple of lean years.

  • Data analysis expert Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) received a couple of much-needed positive analyst notes.

  • High-tech materials vendor GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQOTH:GTATQ) rode its widely covered supply deal with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) once again, but also signed an entirely new contract overseas.

For more detail on these 3 winners from this week's tech sector action, dive into the slideshow below.

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Anders Bylund owns shares of Intel. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Intel, and Splunk. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Intel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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