On July 8, Intel revealed the technical details about Thunderbolt 4, the next generation of its universal cable connectivity solution for Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake mobile PC processors.

One detail the announcement didn’t mention is that Thunderbolt 4 was developed by Intel’s Client Connectivity Engineering Group in Israel.

“Our group is responsible for this product from top to bottom,” group leader Yehonadav Moshe told the Israeli press.

Operating in Israel since 1974, Intel has about 13,700 employees in its development centers in Haifa, Jerusalem and Petah Tikva, and production facilities in Kiryat Gat. Intel has acquired Israeli companies Mobileye, Moovit and Habana Labs.

The first computers and accessories with Thunderbolt 4 ports are also expected to be available this year, including laptops based on Intel’s innovation program code-named “Project Athena.”

“Thunderbolt provides consumers with a leading connectivity standard across a range of devices, helping to advance computing experiences and delivering on the promise of USB-C with simplicity, performance and reliability. The arrival of Thunderbolt 4 underscores how Intel is advancing the PC ecosystem toward truly universal connectivity solutions,” said Jason Ziller, Intel general manager of the Client Connectivity Division.