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Ziv Aviram and Prof. Amnon Shashua Mobileye founders co OrCam valued at over $1b

OrCam, which has developed a wearable aid for people with impaired vision, raised $30.4 million in a round led by Clal Insurance and Meitav Dash Provident Funds and Pension Ltd.

Maurice Levy  photo: Tamar Matsafi Paris Vivatech show expects strong Israeli presence

Maurice Levy: Vivatech has an ongoing love story with Israel. This year's show will also feature a focus on Africa.

Cyber surveillance Photo: ASAP Shutterstock Cybersecurity co Morphisec raises $12m

Beersheva-based Morphisec specializes in Moving Target Defense.

Intel Kiryat Gat Photo: Einat Levron Intel to invest $4.5b in Israel in 2018

Sources inform "Globes" that Intel will receive 20%-30% of the investment in Israeli government grants.

Nano Dimension CEO Amit Dror; Photo: PR Nano Dimension raises $12m

The company's share price plummeted 30% on Nasdaq and 17% on the TASE.

Intel "Plan exists for $4-5b Intel investment in Israel"

The investment target is probably an upgrade of the Intel Kiryat Gat fab to 7-nanometer technology.

Bogner, Goldstein, Inbar, Oron, Kotlicki, Salzman, Rapoport  photo: Ezra Levy "New York is starting to be preferable to Silicon Valley"

For the Israeli companies that participated in Oracle's startup accelerator, direct flights and time zone are just two reasons to open up in New York.

Barak Eilam photo: CRC Media NICE Systems posts 14% EPS growth for 2017

CEO Barak Eilam: Our addressable market has increased five-fold.

Gil Shwed Gil Shwed raises Check Point stake to 18.9%

The company's CEO, Shwed is paid only the minimum wage, but receives generous remuneration in shares.

Gadi Glikberg and Ofer Ben-Zvi Photo: Eyal Yitzhar "Globes" goes down the cryptocurrency mine

Bitmain has developed the Antminer S9 – a bitcoin mining machine.

Wix Wix sees 40% revenue growth in 2018

The Israeli cloud-based web development platform has reported 47% revenue growth for 2017 and expects 40% growth in 2018.

Perception Point Photo: PR Cybersecurity co Perception Point raises $8m

The Israeli company already offers an advanced email protection solution, and will use the funds to expand its global presence and product portfolio.

Erez Antebi Photo: Eyal Yitzhar Allot CEO: We're aiming at a huge new market

Erez Antebi tells "Globes" that Allot Communications is targeting the IoT cybersecurity market.

Roni Al Dor Photo: Eyal Yizhar Sapiens slumps on profit warning

A large project in Japan was called off, resulting in streamlining and layoffs by the company.

deal  merger  picture: photo to go Swiss co Uster buys Elbit Vision Systems for $32m

Based in Caesarea, the Israeli company has developed machine vision inspection for textile fabrics and technical webs.

Yoram Yaacovi Photo: Eyal Yitzhar "Arabs employed at Microsoft Israel rose tenfold"

Outgoing Microsoft Israel R&D head Yoram Yaacovi: Why quarrel about bits of land when we have amazing human capital on both the Israeli and the Arab Palestinian side.

IOTA Foundation Israeli R&D team photo: Shlomi Yosef The Israeli angle on the Tangle

Move over, blockchain! The enthusiasts at the IOTA Foundation's Israel R&D center say Tangle is the future.

Ami Appelbaum Photo: Eyal Yitzhar Ami Appelbaum: Innovation must be linked to growth

The Israel Innovation Authority's new chairperson Ami Appelbaum sets out his vision for the Startup Nation. 

Haim Srur  photo courtesy Go-Arc Using gaming to prevent workplace deaths

Go-Arc's work safety system is based on stimulation and incentives.

Matthew Hertz Photo: Tamar Matsafi A search engine that digs deeper than Google

Pipl has raised $19 million from IGP. Founder and CEO Matthew Hertz tells "Globes" about the search engine's ability to find people.

Intel US tax reform weighs on Israeli high tech

The US tax reform challenges the attractiveness of Israeli high tech to foreign companies and investors, insists Intel Israel CEO Yaniv Garti.

Liad Itzhak Photo: Daniel Stern HERE Technologies prepares for autonomous cars

As HERE Mobility launches its vehicle fleet optimization service, Liad Itzhak tells "Globes" about the rapid expansion of HERE's Israel development center.

Students  picture: Tamar Matzapi Israeli high tech cos looking for employees in universities

The competition means higher wages and better conditions for students working in high tech.

Elkana Ben-Sinai Photo: Intel Cellular 5G: Intel gears up for the data revolution

Intel VP Elkana Ben-Sinai tells "Globes" that the transition from 4G to 5G is the biggest leap yet.

Aryeh Skop Photo: Amir Meiri Aryeh Skop: I disengage only on vacations

Since resigning as CEO of Microsoft Israel, Skop has invested in 17 startups, joined the investment committee of Alumot Tech, and run the "computer for every child" campaign.

Eyal Solomon Photo: Hezi Regev High-tech salaries rise strongly in 2017

Ethosia CEO Eyal Solomon warns that salaries in the sector are a bubble, which might burst because companies will be forced to leave Israel.

William Wagner Photo: Tamar Matsafi "Artificial intelligence still at the hype stage"

LogMeIn got more than it thought it was getting when it acquired Israeli company Nanorep.

Kaltura execs Photo: Tamar Matsafi Kaltura CEO: We're in this for the long haul

The Israeli video platform company is not in a rush to hold an IPO, but is sure that one will happen at the right time.

Cortica Photo: Liran Shetreet Cortica is developing AI for the autonomous car

The Israeli company's product is being tested by three major auto industry companies.

Chinese bus manufacturing Photo: Reuters China Stringer Israel's auto-tech industry attracts NIS 65b in 2017

Israel's auto-tech industry is buzzing as Mobileye is installed in Chinese buses, startups close large financing rounds and carmakers open offices in Israel.

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