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The Israeli population is a well educated, industrious work force well adapted to a globalized market. Hungry for innovation and driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Israelis have invented some of the most important technological advances of the last 60 years.
Israelis have developed key technologies essential to the digital revolution. Voice mail, camera phone chips, fire wall software, Intel’s Pentium chips, Microsoft XP and Vista, instant messaging and voice over IP all owe their existence to Israeli innovation. It is no wonder that when Motorola wanted to develop a new technology for a mobile phone in the 1970’s they set up the company's largest development center in Israel and in 1973 started a revolution. Israeli companies have also been integral to a more recent revolution: green technology. It was Israeli company Luz that developed the world’s first viable commercial solar power plant and Netafim that created drip irrigation, the water saving system used in water scarce areas the world over to grow food for hundreds of thousands of people.
In medicine, it was Israeli companies that developed zero-radiation computerized detection for breast cancer, new techniques for operating on brain cancer using a stereoscopic miniature camera, and the world’s first ingestible camera used to diagnose digestive disorders ranging from diverticulitis to cancers.
For the better part of the last century Israeli innovation has been integral in paving the way forward to a better future and it is still progressing. Israeli companies are currently developing new technologies that would allow high rise buildings to generate their own power, allow men to take a birth control pill and wire a whole country for electric cars. In a little over 60 years Israel has gone from a country of farmers to a high-tech leader recognized globally for its forward looking people and tenacious pursuit of new and better technology.
Mobile - Consumer Electronics
Powermat allows users to enable their electronic devices once with a Powermat receiver and then set down up to three devices on the charging mat for safe and effective wireless charging. It’s simple, easy, and provides consumers with first-of-its-kind freedom from the need to constantly plug/unplug, the tangle of spaghetti wires, and the angst of running on empty. A ‘smart’ technology, Powermat profiles an electronic device’s power requirements, providing power only as needed to bring the device to full charge while also recognizing when devices are fully charged and shutting down accordingly. This not only conserves energy, but also protects devices from overcharging, maximizing battery life.
Powermat was the first company to perfect inductive-based wireless charging and to then bring it to consumers in a widely available, meaningful way via mainstream retail channels and undisputedly leads the category in all facets including technology, retail footprint, consumer experience, and brand.
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Intel Israel's five locations, some with multiple facilities, include design and development centers, fabs, and sales and marketing support offices. Israel itself is home to 6.7 million residents. It comprises a mosaic of people with varied ethnic backgrounds, lifestyles, religions, cultures and traditions, all thousands of years in the making. In collaboration with local leadership, Intel Israel contributes to education, employment and the development of suppliers and infrastructure.
Intel Israel's employees take active roles in community activities, though Intel also contributes other resources and equipment to science education, advanced mathematical skills, entrepreneurship and the development of products, production and marketing throughout the country. Intel strongly supports science and technology education through Intel® Innovation in Education and the Intel Visitors Center, where students and community members can peek into the high-tech world of Intel.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Hebrew: טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ), NASDAQ: TEVA is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel. It specializes in generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. It is the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world  and one of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. In 2008, its sales totaled $11.08 billion, of which a major portion was in Europe and North America. After its acquisition of U.S. rival Ivax Corporation in January 2006, the company has about 28,000 employees in 50 countries. Teva's facilities are located in Israel, North America, Europe, and Latin America. As of February 2009[update], Teva is the tenth largest company by market capitalization on the Nasdaq just behind Gilead Sciences, and is a member of both the NASDAQ-100 and TA-25 Index (in which it represents 9.5% of the total Index value).