Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye is only the latest in a rich history of lucrative exits by Israeli companies. Here are the top 10 most successful ones to date, according to the IVC Research Center, ISRAEL21c and the No Camels website.
• NDS: Acquired by Cisco for approximately $5 billion in 2012 but established in 1988, one of the first Israeli start-ups to do software development.
• Chromatis: Acquired by Lucent for $4.5 billion in 2000. Chromatis Networks was an Israeli start-up company that developed next-generation transport solutions.
• Waze: Israel’s world-famous community-based mapping, traffic and navigation application was acquired by Google for $966 million in 2013.
• Trusteer: The global leader in end-point cyber crime prevention was acquired by IBM for $800 million in 2013.
• Retalix: Acquired by NCR for $800 million in 2013. Retalix SCM develops and supports software applications for retailers and distributors of fast-moving consumer goods, mainly in the supermarket and food service industry.
• Objet: 3D printer manufacturer Objet Geometries merged with US rival Stratasys in 2012 for $634 million to became the largest 3D printing company in the world.
• Zoran Corporation: Acquired by CSR for $484 million in 2011. Zoran develops integrated circuits and embedded software used in digital videodisc (DVD) players, digital video recorders, digital cameras and HD television sets. • XtremIO: The storage system company that developed a purpose-built all-flash system was acquired by EMC for $450 million in 2012.
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