Facts and Numbers
- With more than 6000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley)
- Israel is one of only nine countries in the world that can launch its own satellites into space.
- With a population of eight million people, Israel has over 6,000 startups and attracts more venture capital per person than any other country in the world. The Israeli startup scene extends from the tech hub of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and all the way to the southern desert city of Beersheba.
- Israel has the largest amount of companies listed in NASDAQ besides the U.S. and Canada.
- Israel is ranked # 2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.
- Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.
Inventions made in Israel
- The first PC anti-virus software was developed in Israel in 1979.
- An Israeli company M-Systems was the first to patent and introduce the disk on key.
- Intel has sold more than $5 billion worth of the Israeli-developed Centrino chipsets since they were introduced in March 2003.
- Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology was pioneered in Israel.
- Intel’s new multi-core processor was completely developed at its facilities in Israel.
- The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
- Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.
- The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.
- Prof. Robert Aumann is the fourth Israeli in the last four years to win a Nobel prize.
Intel’s new game-changing processor, Skylake, which experts believe will significantly advance the computing industry, was developed at the multinational corporations offices in Haifa.
Israel’s Electronic components TAM (2015)
According to official publications the total Electronic Components consumption of both active and passive components, excluding systems and subsystems, was in 2015 $1.05 Billion.
On the top of this there are over 250 R&D Centers in Israel owned by multinational companies.
The following is a partial list of the biggest R&D centers in Israel:
· Motorola Solutions
· GE Medical
· Applied Materials
All of these multinational companies design either their own products and or make reference designs around their semiconductors. Each component that is designed into such a product or reference design, will result in a multimillion $ business. This is one of the reasons why every leading Electronic components manufacture must have a local representative in Israel, who can address these opportunities for you.
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