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The Israeli-American high-tech connection

High-tech executives from Israel say their scientific skills have been augmented by the business-building skills found in the United States.There’s a strong and still-growing symbiosis between Israel and the United States in building high-technology businesses as evidenced by the high …

David Rosenberg: Can Silicon Valley be cloned?

Tel Aviv, Israel, joins Cambridge, England; Helsinki, Finland; Bangalore, India; Singapore; and Hsinchu-Taipei, Taiwan on the list of high-tech hot spots.Technology-based companies may not be the market darlings they were just a year ago, yet high tech is still a …

Identity-recognition systems gaining a foothold

Face-recognition is one of a group of biometrics technologies that also includes fingerprints, hand geometry and iris, signature, and voice patterns.New security procedures at the 2001 Super Bowl, held in Tampa, Fla., reached the headlines after it was disclosed that …

Orna Berry: Making high tech work

Orna Berry (center) has become a partner in Israel Gemini Funds, a venture capital group, since leaving as Chief Scientist of Israel’s Ministry for Industry and Trade.With her short silvery hair, dark pants suit and sensible flat-heeled shoes, Orna Berry …

Riding the high-tech wave

Israeli companies have been especially active in semiconductors, along with telecommunications and software.At first, it sounds like Erel Margalit is telling some sort of weird joke. “If you could take an Israeli engineer and mix him with a Japanese engineer, …

‘Yossi’ Vardi – Israel’s Internet Connection

‘Yossi’ Vardi has been a high-tech entrepreneur, a venture capitalist and an advisor to the Israeli central bank.In 1996 a small Israeli startup called Mirabilis developed an application for the Internet that allowed users to send text messages to each …

Building a molecular computer for the body

The biocomputer may be used in the future to screen DNA libraries and accelerate understanding of how DNA works.A group of scientists headed by Prof. Ehud Shapiro at the Weizmann Institute of Science has used biological molecules to create a …

Slicing the technology transfer pie

Israeli universities such as the Technion are trying to capture more royalties from products created from their research.Last summer, Jerusalem-based Mindset Biopharmaceuticals added a researcher from the Weizmann Institute to its paid scientific advisory board. On his first exposure to …

Technion developing better controls for satellites

Although more than 26,000 satellites have been launched, technologies for controlling them are comparatively primitive.Although more than 26,000 satellites have been launched, technologies for controlling them are comparatively primitive.Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is teaming with researchers from Cornell …