The stock market just finished a brutal week. The S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrials fell 5.7% between Monday morning and Friday night. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite market barometer did even worse, dropping 6.6% lower..

But despite the heavy casualties, some tech stocks still managed to come out ahead this week -- by a lot.

Semiconductor manufacturing gear maker Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) rose 14.4% thanks to a fantastic third-quarter earnings report. Telecom Sprint (NYSE:S) gained 12.6% thanks to an innovative handset-buying plan that ties the company closer to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). And Dot Hill Systems (UNKNOWN:HILL.DL) left even these gainers looking slow, rising 78% as hard drive maker Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) offered to buy the storage systems builder in a $645 million deal.

Want to dig deeper into these market-crushing tech stocks? Start with the following slideshow:

3 Tech Stocks That Soared This Week from The Motley Fool