List of multinational companies with research and development centres in Israel

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There are over 250 R&D Centers in Israel owned by multinational companies.[1]

Google development center in Matam, Haifa
Broadcom development center in Herzliya
Alcatel-Lucent development center in Azorim technology park
BMC Software development center in Tel Aviv
Company Country Sector Major acquisitions and activities
3M  United States Electronics Attenti [2]
Alcatel-Lucent  France Telecommunication LANNET, Chromatis Networks, Mobilitec[3]
Amazon  United States Internet Annapurna Labs[4]
AOL  United States Internet 5min Media [5]
AMD  United States Semiconductors Graphic Remedy[6]
Apple  United States Consumer electronics Anobit,[7] PrimeSense[8]
Applied Materials  United States Semiconductors Orbot Instruments, Opal Technologies,[9] Oramir Semiconductor[10]
ARM Holdings  United Kingdom Semiconductors Sansa Security[11]
AT&T  United States Telecommunication Interwise [12]
Autodesk  United States Software R&D Center[13]
Barclays  United Kingdom Financial services R&D Center[14]
BMC Software  United States Software New Dimension Software,[15] Identify Software[16]
Broadcom  United States Semiconductors VisionTech, M-Stream, Siliquent Technologies, Dune Networks, Percello, Provigent, SC Square[17]
ChemChina  China Chemicals Makhteshim Agan[18]
Citigroup  United States Financial services R&D Center[19]
Cisco  United States Telecommunication CLASS Data Systems, HyNEX, Seagull Semiconductor, PentaCom, P-Cube, Riverhead Networks,[20] Intucell,[21] Sheer Networks,[22] NDS Group[23][24]
Dassault Systèmes  France Software
Dell  United States Computer technology R&D center[25]
Dropbox  United States Internet Cloudon (2015)[26]
ebay  United States Internet, Fraud Sciences, The Gift Project[27]
EMC  United States Computer technology Kashya, nLayers, proActivity, Illuminator, ZettaPoint, Cyota,[28] XtremIO[29]
Facebook  United States Internet Onavo,[30] Pebbles Interfaces[31]
Gemalto  France Software
General Electric  United States Medical technology Nuclear and MR businesses of Elscint,[32] Diasonics Vingmed[33]
General Motors  United States Automotive
Google  United States Internet LabPixies, Quiksee, modu (patents only),[34] Waze[35]
Harman International Industries  United States Electronics Red Bend Software[36]
HP  United States Computer technology Indigo Digital Press, Scitex Vision, Nur Macroprints, Mercury Interactive, Shunra[37]
Huawei  China Telecommunication
IBM  United States Computer technology Ubique,[38] I-Logix,[39] XIV,[40] Guardium,[41] Diligent Technologies,[42] Storwize,[43] Worklight,[44] Trusteer[45]
ICAP  United Kingdom Financial services Traiana[46]
Infosys  India Information technology Panaya
Intel  United States Semiconductors DSPC[47] Envara,[48] Comsys,[49] InVision Biometrics,[50] Telmap[51]
Jain Irrigation Systems  India Agricultural technology NaanDan Irrigation Systems[52]
John Deere  United States Agricultural technology
Johnson & Johnson  United States Medical technology
Lenovo[53]  China Consumer electronics
LG  South Korea Consumer electronics
Marvell Technology Group  United States Semiconductors Galileo Technology[54]
McAfee  United States Software
Micro Focus International  United Kingdom Software NetManage[55]
Microsoft  United States Software Maximal,[56] Peach Networks,[57] Whale Communications,[58] Gteko,[59] YaData,[60] 3DV Systems[61]
Monsanto  United States Agricultural Technology Rosetta Green (2013)[62]
Motorola  United States Telecommunication Terayon,[63] Bitband[64]
Oracle  United States Software
Nestlé   Switzerland Food processing Osem[65]
PayPal  United States Internet
Philips  Netherlands Medical technology
Polycom  United States Telecommunication
Qualcomm  United States Semiconductors
Samsung  South Korea Consumer electronics Boxee[66]
SanDisk  United States Semiconductors M-Systems[67]
SAP  Germany Software OFEK-Tech, TopTier Software, TopManage, A2i[68]
Sears  United States Retail
SeaGate  United States Computer storage
Siemens  Germany Electronics
Sinokrot  Israel Agriculture Deyafa, Zadona
Software AG  Germany Software
Sony  Japan Electronics Altair Semiconductor[69]
Sun Pharmaceutical  India Pharmaceuticals Taro Pharmaceuticals[70]
SingTel[71]  Singapore Telecommunications
Syngenta   Switzerland Agribusiness Zeraim Gedera[72]
Tata Group  India Information technology Technology Innovation Momentum Fund[73]
Tech Mahindra  India Telecommunications Comverse Technology[74]
Teradata  United States Data warehousing Appoxee(2015) ~$20–25 mil [75]
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries  Israel Pharmaceuticals
Texas Instruments  United States Semiconductors
Xiaomi  China Consumer electronics
Xerox  United States Information technology XMpie[76]
Yahoo  United States Internet ClarityRay,[77] Dapper,[78] RayV[79]

See also[edit]


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