Electronics - Israel's Electronic Industry at a glance
Israel - The High-Tech Powerhouse
Israel's high-tech business community includes about 3,000 companies, about 2,000 are start-up companies and over 200 projects under development in government-funded incubators.
2nd only to the USA, Israel has more high-tech start-ups than any other country in the world, and it's second only to Canada in terms of foreign presence on Wall Street.
Leading multinationals have established their subsidiaries and R&D centers in Israel, while merger and acquisition activities involving major foreign corporations have grown steadily. Direct foreign investments in Israel currently exceed an annual $2 Billion.
Unique Concentration of Expertise and Ingenuity, Scientists, engineers and technicians comprise 62% of the workforce in Israel's electronics industries, which devote 20% of revenues on R&D.
Seven major universities and research institutions, including the world- renowned Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Weitzman Institute of Science, bolster the country's highly educated skilled labor pool.
Israel's Telecommunications Industry
Israel is a leading supplier for the global telecommunications industry, with products and services ranking among the world's most sophisticated and advanced of their kind.
In 2003, the Israeli export market for telecommunication equipment was $2.54 billion, representing a growth rate of 83% since 1998.
Government policy, which has been thoroughly revised over the past 10 years, has transformed the Israeli telecom sector market, once dominated by the government, into a highly competitive, customer-focused, technology driven industry.
Israel's advanced national telecommunication infrastructure (100% digital network) allows high-tech companies to compete on an equal basis with their competitors abroad.
Israeli companies are active in many telecom equipment segments, and highly involved in R&D projects in the following areas:
- Fiber-optic and photonic systems
- Quality network testing and monitoring equipment
- SDH, SONET
- Intelligent cabling solutions
- Access (xDSL, IAD)
- Home Networks
- Storage Area Networks
- IP networks (voice, video, data, multimedia)
- Wireless local loop, LMDS
- Routers, Load Balancing
- VPNs, Firewalls
Did You Know? (A few facts about the Electronics Industries in Israel)
Intel, Motorola, Freescale, Cisco, AVAYA, Nortel Networks and many more international companies, have R&D centers in Israel.
Intel's Pentium MMX & Pentium M (Centrino) technologies were developed in Israel.
Freescale's (ex Motorola) next-generation processors and the 56K DSP Architecture were designed and developed in Israel.
Links: Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute