List of multinationals with research and development centres in Israel

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There are over 250 foreign R&D Centers in Israel.[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 USA Electronics Attenti [2]
Alcatel-Lucent France Telecommunication LANNET, Chromatis Networks, Mobilitec[3]
Amazon USA Internet Aannapurna Labs[4]
AOL USA Internet 5min Media [5]
AMD USA Semiconductors Graphic Remedy[6]
Apple USA Consumer electronics Anobit,[7] PrimeSense[8]
Applied Materials USA Semiconductors Orbot Instruments, Opal Technologies,[9] Oramir Semiconductor[10]
AT&T USA Telecommunication Interwise [11]
Autodesk USA Software R&D Center[12]
Barclays UK Financial Services R&D Center[13]
BMC Software USA Software New Dimension Software,[14] Identify Software[15]
Broadcom USA Semiconductors VisionTech, M-Stream, Siliquent Technologies, Dune Networks, Percello, Provigent, SC Square[16]
ChemChina China Chemicals Makhteshim Agan[17]
Citigroup USA Financial Services R&D Center[18]
Cisco USA Telecommunication CLASS Data Systems, HyNEX, Seagull Semiconductor, PentaCom, P-Cube, Riverhead Networks,[19] Intucell,[20] Sheer Networks,[21] NDS Group[22][23]
Dassault Systèmes France Software
Dell USA Computer technology R&D center[24]
Dropbox USA Internet Cloudon (2015)[25]
ebay USA Internet, Fraud Sciences, The Gift Project[26]
EMC USA Computer technology Kashya, nLayers, proActivity, Illuminator, ZettaPoint, Cyota,[27] XtremIO[28]
Facebook USA Internet Onavo,[29] Pebbles Interfaces[30]
General Electric USA Medical Technology Nuclear and MR businesses of Elscint,[31] Diasonics Vingmed[32]
General Motors USA Automotive
Google USA Internet LabPixies, Quiksee, modu (patents only),[33] Waze[34]
Harman International Industries USA Electronics Red Bend Software[35]
HP USA Computer technology Indigo Digital Press, Scitex Vision, Nur Macroprints, Mercury Interactive, Shunra[36]
Huawei China Telecommunication
IBM USA Computer technology Ubique,[37] I-Logix,[38] XIV,[39] Guardium,[40] Diligent Technologies,[41] Storwize,[42] Worklight,[43] Trusteer[44]
ICAP UK Financial Services
Intel USA Semiconductors DSPC[45] Envara,[46] Comsys,[47] InVision Biometrics,[48] Telmap[49]
John Deere USA Agricultural technology
Johnson & Johnson USA Medical Technology
Lenovo[50] China Consumer electronics
LG South Korea Consumer electronics
McAfee USA Software
Microsoft USA Software Maximal,[51] Peach Networks,[52] Whale Communications,[53] Gteko,[54] YaData,[55] 3DV Systems[56]
Monsanto USA Telecommunication Rosetta Green(2013)[57]
Motorola USA Telecommunication Terayon,[58] Bitband[59]
Oracle USA Software
Nestlé Switzerland Food processing Osem[60]
PayPal USA Internet
Philips Netherlands Medical Technology
Polycom USA Telecommunication
Qualcomm USA Semiconductors
Samsung South Korea Consumer electronics
SanDisk USA Semiconductors M-Systems[61]
SAP Germany Software OFEK-Tech, TopTier Software, TopManage, A2i[62]
Sears USA Retail
SeaGate USA Computer storage
Siemens Germany Electronics
Software AG Germany Software
Sun Pharmaceutical India Pharmaceuticals Taro[63]
SingTel[64] Singapore Telecommunications
Syngenta Switzerland Agribusiness Zeraim Gedera[65]
Tata Group India Information Technology Technology Innovation Momentum Fund[66]
Teradata USA Data warehousing Appoxee(2015) ~$20–25 mil [67]
Texas Instruments USA Semiconductors
Xiaomi China Consumer electronics
Xerox USA Information Technology
Yahoo USA Internet

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ 3M buys Israeli technology firm Attenti for $230m, Haaretz
  3. ^ Lucent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Mobilitec, a Leading Provider of Content Delivery and Management Software
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  8. ^ Apple Agrees to $350 Million Deal for Israel’s PrimeSense, Bloomberg
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  10. ^ Applied Materials Inc · SEC Filing 10-Q · For 7/29/01
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  12. ^ Autodesk Israel R&D Center
  13. ^ Barclays launches R&D center in Israel, March 15, 2011
  14. ^ Staff writer (March 9, 1999). "COMPANY NEWS; BMC SOFTWARE TO ACQUIRE NEW DIMENSION". The New York Times. 
  15. ^ Jean-Pierre Garbani, Simon Yates, Thomas Powell (March 27, 2006). "BMC Software Acquires Identify Software To Reinforce Transaction Management". Forrester (market research). 
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  18. ^ Citi to Launch R&D Center in Israel to Support Activity Throughout the World September 18, 2011
  19. ^ Ben-yehuda, Eynav, "Cisco Israel hiring 70 software engineers for the newly acquired Riverhead Networks", The Marker - 24.06.2004 
  20. ^ Cisco announces intent to acquire Intucell, Jan 2013
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  22. ^ "CISCO acquires NDS". Cisco Systems. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  23. ^ Cisco Systems Israel
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  27. ^ EMC CEO: We'll make more acquisitions in Israel - Globes, 7 Dec 2011
  28. ^ EMC Acquires XtremIO, May 2012
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  30. ^ "Facebook-owned company to buy Israeli hand-tracking start-up". Times of Israel. July 17, 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  31. ^ Elbit sells off Elscint businesses through deals with Picker and GE Diagnostic Imaging September 16, 1998
  32. ^ "GE Medical acquires Diasonics Vingmed". BizJournal. April 9, 1998. 
  33. ^ "Google acquires Modu". cnet. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  34. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (June 11, 2013). "Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business". TechCrunch. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  35. ^ Rabi, Idan (22 January 2015). "Harman acquires Red Bend Software for $200m". Globes. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "HP to Acquire Network Virtualization Business & Technology of Shunra". HP next. 4 March 2014. 
  37. ^ "Lotus Development Corp. to Bring Real-Time Dimension to Messaging and Groupware". 19 May 1998. 
  38. ^ "IBM Completes Acquisition of Telelogic AB". IBM Press room (IBM). Apr 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  39. ^ "IBM acquires Israel-based XIV for undisclosed sum". Reuters. 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  40. ^ "IBM to buy Israeli start-up company for $225 million". Haaretz. 2009-11-27. 
  41. ^ "IBM Acquires Storage Company Diligent Technologies" (Press release). IBM. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  42. ^ "IBM to Acquire Storwize for Data Compression Capabilities" (Press release). IBM. 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  43. ^ "IBM Advances Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of Worklight" (Press release). IBM. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  44. ^ IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B
  45. ^ Grimland, Guy (2006-06-27). "Seven years after buying DSPC, Intel's selling it for half the price". Haaretz. 
  46. ^ "Intel buys Envara for $40m". Globes. 25 March 2004. 
  47. ^ Belic, Dusan (July 6, 2010). "Intel acquires Israel-based Comsys Mobile Communication and Signal Processing". InfoMobile. 
  48. ^ Shelah, Shmulik (30 October 2011). "Intel in talks to buy Israel's InVision Biometrics". Globes. 
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  51. ^ "Microsoft Corp acquires Maximal Intelligence". Thomson Financial. 2001-06-21. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  52. ^ "Microsoft To Acquire Peach Networks". Microsoft. 2000-02-29. Retrieved 2000-02-29.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  53. ^ "Microsoft Corp acquires Whale Communications Ltd". Thomson Financial. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  54. ^ "Microsoft Corp acquires Gteko Ltd". Thomson Financial. 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  55. ^ "Microsoft Corp acquires YaData Ltd". Thomson Financial. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  56. ^ Wingfield, Nick (May 13, 2009). "Microsoft Swings at Wii With Videocam". Wall Street Journal. 
  57. ^ "Seed giant Monsanto buys Israel's Rosetta Green for $35m". Haaretz. February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  58. ^ "Motorola Completes Terayon Acquisition". Associated Press. July 20, 2007. [dead link]
  59. ^ Grimland, Guy (12.11.2009). "Motorola in first Israeli acquisition: Bitband". Haaretz.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  60. ^ Nestle may receive R&D grant for Sderot
  61. ^ "SanDisk Completes Acquisition of Msystems" (Press release). SanDisk. 2006-11-19. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  62. ^ SAP - Dedicated Partner to Israel, Invest in Israel
  63. ^ Sun Pharma Acquires Controlling Stake in Taro, WSJ, Sep 10 2010
  64. ^ "SingTel Launches L!feLabs in Israel". Singtel. Mar 3, 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  65. ^ Syngenta Reinforces Vegetable Seeds With Zeraim Gedera Acquisition
  66. ^ $100 billion Tata shops for tech innovation in Tel Aviv, Times of Israel; May 6, 2013
  67. ^ "Teradata Buys App Marketing Platform Appoxee For $20-25M, Sets Up Israeli R&D Center". TechCrunch. January 13, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-01.