Israel is one of the advanced countries in the Global Semiconductor Industry. This sector had the highest total per-company exports of any Israeli high-tech sector. Israel offers a plethora of opportunities to SMEs and Start-ups in the Semiconductor Industry due to the increasing pile of Foreign Direct Investments into the segment of Semiconductors.
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Israel is one of the world's leading nations in technology innovation today, with one of the largest per capita venture capital investments. It's a high-tech environment that annually draws billions of US dollars in funding.
In Israel, multinational companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Samsung, Cisco, Siemens, and SAP are investing in research centers and start-ups, with Tel Aviv ranked among the world's top technology and innovation clusters.
In the semiconductor industry, Israel has long been regarded as a leading force. In many other markets, including microprocessors, data and voice communications, wireless, IP and networking communications, medical, consumer, automotive, defense and more, semi-conductors continue to drive growth.
Israel currently operates five semiconductor plants for manufacturing (fabs). Intel has three plants and two are maintained by Tower Semiconductor. About 150 fabless semiconductor firms, R&D facilities and design centers are also in Israel.
Several companies design and produce equipment for semi-conductor manufacturers. At the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the world's first nano-wire (three times thinner than those used in microchips) was developed.
Israel is offering a plethora of opportunities for SMEs in the semiconductor segment mainly fueled by the burgeoning investments flowing into the segment.
Although the semiconductor renaissance is undoubtedly a global phenomenon, a special financing environment is enjoyed by Israeli startups and SMEs.
In terms of semiconductor domain investment in 2019, the country now ranks #3 in the world, behind only the US and China, with 42 percent of the US's total semi-investment and 69 percent of China's total investment. There are a few industries in which Israel spends about as much as the two superpowers of the world.