HI-TECH NEWS

Hi-Tech is a comprehensive term that defines all industries that deal with advanced technologies. It primarily refers to technological industries with links to the world of computing, electronics and biotechnology. Israel is advancing Hi-Tech and providing these innovations in the global market for the benefit of healthcare, business and defense.

MusashiAI's artificial intelligence-controlled visual inspection robot.
Israeli 'loneliness' robot company raises $36 million

“In the future, robots will provide a more proactive, empathetic, and personalized user experience,” said Colin Angle, CEO of investor iRobot.

By REUTERS
13/02/2020
Seagate Technology CEO Dr. Dave Mosley
Data giant Seagate launches Tel Aviv innovation center

The central Tel Aviv center, located on Ha'arbaa Street, will be Seagate's flagship innovation center. Seagate has an additional innovation center located in Logmont, Colorado.

13/02/2020
Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk appointed new CEO of Microsoft Israel

“I have full confidence in Michal and the team in Israel to continue the tremendous momentum of the development center in Israel in recent years"

By CARMEL MADADSHAHI
12/02/2020
A CYBER hotline facility, part of Israel’s hi-tech innovative sector
Federation of Local Authorities in Israel holds fourth MUNI EXPO

Professionals will share their expertise on a wide range of topics inlcuding cyber security, combating hate crime,and ground-breaking technologies.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/02/2020
MPA award
Pitches by some of the world's most innovative startups - watch now

At Startup Grind conference: Game-changers, curious investors, world-class speakers, the leading brands for startups.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/02/2020
Mickey Gurdus in his Tel Aviv studio in 1990
A man whose talents the military relied on for eavesdropping and more

How much they leaned on his information, and how much it contributed to their efforts, we’ll probably never know.

By GIDEON REMEZ
11/02/2020
An illustration of a parking garage gate opening.
US-based Arrive taps Israeli innovation to accelerate parking solutions

The mobility start-up first established a permanent presence in Israel with the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based mobile payment platform CodiPark in May 2018.

11/02/2020
Intel enables French soccer fans to watch games in 360°

Intel's "True View" enables broadcasters to show instant replays and highlights from every angle, including the player's point of view.

11/02/2020
CBD oil is seen displayed at The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) trade show
Cannabis compound may be 30 times more powerful than THC, scientists find

The authors assessed whether THCP can be of potential health benefits, given its high potency.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/02/2020
'What to do' ideas in Israel for Tu Bishvat

Need plans for Tu Bishvat? Look no further

By MEITAL SHARABI
06/02/2020
KKL-JNF’s project to develop Negev and Galilee into economic oasis

Everyone knows that the Galilee and the Negev should be Israel's economic growth engines in the coming years

Arava region of Israel about to be 100% solar powered

What Israel – and the world – can learn from the Arava

By YOSEF ISRAEL ABRAMOWITZ
05/02/2020
Intel invests in smart buildings in Israel

Intel's box-shaped, 10-story building is covered in glass and will accommodate up to 2,700 of its local 13,000 workforce.

By REUTERS
05/02/2020
A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this illustrative picture
Twitter to label deepfakes and other deceptive media

"Deepfakes" use artificial intelligence to create hyper-realistic but fabricated videos in which a person appears to say or do something they did not.

By REUTERS
05/02/2020
Israeli slaughter-free meat start-up launches visitor center

The visitor center aims to educate the public regarding the potential and importance of producing meat with full traceability, without harming animals.

04/02/2020
BGU developing system to stop self-driving cars being fooled

The researchers explained that advanced driving assistance systems consider depthless projections of objects as real objects.

JVP launches New York cyber center, advances global ambitions

Leading Israeli venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) inaugurated the International Cyber Center of New York on Monday evening, seeking to replicate its domestic innovation.

04/02/2020
Brickstone CEO Dvir Indig
Private safety-deposit vault to open in Jerusalem

Since the banks have closed many safety-deposit boxes in recent years, Brickstone plans to open 10 private vaults across the country with a total investment of about NIS 60 million.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/02/2020
Intel's Israeli exports soar by 70% to $6.6 billion in 2019

Intel has exported a total of $60b. of goods since commencing operations in Israel in 1974, the company said.

02/02/2020
iphone 6
EU votes to make iPhones and Androids have same charger type

Members of the European Parliament voted by 582-40 for a resolution urging the European Commission to ensure that EU consumers are no longer obliged to buy new chargers with each new device.

By REUTERS
02/02/2020
Maryland Lt.-Gov. recruiting Israeli hi-tech companies to his state

Rutherford presented at Cybertech and then he and his team met with several promising Israeli companies

The Hydrop solution being dropped from on board a Croman aerial fire suppression helicopter.
Elbit Systems solution to allow planes to fight fires 24/7

Elbit Systems HyDrop solution enables, for the first time, continuous operations “to fight fires 24/7 and especially during the night.”

Design dreams set in stone

Today, a virtual design dream can become a concrete reality. With Corian and state-of-the-art technology, it is possible to create practically anything -- any design, motif or object.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
02/02/2020
Israel cyber chief: We must protect AI-based vehicles from hacking

Every cyber attack on critical infrastructure in 2019 was thwarted

The cast of P&G's interactive Super Bowl ad
Israeli start-up to power interactive, star-studded Super Bowl ad

P&G partnered up with Israeli start-up eko to create an interactive commercial, which will air during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

30/01/2020
IAI to unveil new long-endurance Heron MK II UAV

With larger and improved sensors, the Heron MK II can gather intel from tens of kilometers away from enemy fire

A marcher dressed as Superman performs opposite the Great Synagogue in the annual Jerusalem parade d
X-Ray vision now available through technology

Vayyar was founded in 2011 by Raviv Melamed, former Intel vice president; and Miri Ratner and Naftali Chayat, hi-tech veterans from Alvarion, a Wi-Fi company

By SHLOMO MAITAL
28/01/2020
ELTA's Drone Guard system
Tests of Israeli anti-drone solution at int’l airports succeed

System deployed to protect leaders, infrastructure at the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit, opening ceremony of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics

27/01/2020
girl plays in water from fire hydrant
New Israeli tech prevents terror attack and water theft

The innovative start-up Hydrantech has launched an electric bracelet that can be attached to the nozzle of a fire hydrant to detect theft and terror.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/01/2020
An illustration of an astronaut with a DoubleTree by Hilton Cookie
Astronauts bake chocolate chip cookies in space in historic first

No matter where they're baked, the taste and smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies is truly out of this world.

24/01/2020
Artificial intelligence
The future of AI in warfare and counterterrorism

From a ‘Minority Report’ world and killer robots to avoiding battlefield misfires on civilians and catching lone-wolf terrorists.

ServiceNow acquires Israeli AIOps start-up Loom Systems

The company has raised $16 million in funding to date, led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), along with investments from Meron Capital, Global Brain and Flint Capital.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/01/2020
A Microsoft cloud datacenter.
Microsoft to establish major cloud data center in Israel

The tech giant's first cloud datacenter region in Israel will offer Azure cloud computing services to local customers in 2021, with Office 365 to follow.

22/01/2020
Boeing 737 MAX unveiled (REUTERS/JASON REDMOND)
Boeing eyes developing Israeli technology for light aircraft

Boeing Co and Tactical Robotics are working together to develop a ducted fan propulsion technology with potential uses for piloted and autonomous light aircraft.

By REUTERS
22/01/2020
Smart phone
Israel’s HelpAround announces $6 million financing round

The company says it will “accelerate its growth into the specialty drug market”

AppsFlyer enters unicorn club with $210m. funding round

Founded in 2011 by current CEO Oren Kaniel and CTO Reshef Mann, AppsFlyer offers a range of measurement and analytics software solutions to marketers, serving brands like eBay, Nike and HBO.

21/01/2020
Holocaust victims' fates could be revealed with facial recognition

Shem Olam Holocaust Memorial Center launched its "Face to Face" project in July, calling via social media for people to send in pictures for facial recognition scans.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
The human mind is in danger of being hacked, warns Israeli author Harari

Israeli academic Yuval Noah Harari of Hebrew University and Huawei Technologies CEO Ren Zhengei speculate about the dangers technology pose to the privacy of the mind.

Hands are seen on a keyboard in front of a displayed cyber code in this picture illustration taken O
Israeli cyber expert: Healthcare is world's most cyber-targeted industry

Cyber insecurity cost the healthcare industry an estimated $4 billion in 2019

Trash burning in West Bank is polluting the environment

“The negligence of the environment in Judea and Samaria is causing tremendous damage to the residents. The only solution is increased enforcement and better future planning,” Gilad Ach of GEF said.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Ilan Regenbaum, 29 from Atlanta, Georgia , TO Jerusalem, 2014
Bringing innovations to ‘the most first-world third-world country’

Ilan Regenbaum was 23 when he moved to Israel from Atlanta, Georgia. By law, he was required to do six months of military service. He wanted more.

Accelmed Ventures II managing partner Dr. Irit Yaniv (L) and partner Amir Blatt
Accelerating interest: 'Everyone is converging in the healthtech space'

"We see a lot of convergence. We are looking at companies together with pharma companies, and examining companies together with some of the tech companies."

16/01/2020
Tel Aviv District Court discusses Amnesty International’s request to revoke NSO’s export license
Court shuts doors on Amnesty bid to revoke NSO license

The case has huge implications for national security and human rights.

Amnesty International
Court finally to consider Amnesty bid to revoke NSO's export license

The Israeli company’s cellphone hacking software, Pegasus, has been linked to political surveillance in Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Startup Grind Israel - Building the global bridge for entrepreneurs

The organization is based on three core values – Give First don't Take, Make Friends not Contacts and Help Others before Yourself.

Small accommodations are rising: how they get supplies like the big ones

The tourist industry is very important to the local economy. It is a very vibrant, fast-growing industry. The number of tourists coming to Israel has been increasing rapidly over the past years.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
15/01/2020
The many pluses of plasterboard

If you are planning to build a new home or to renovate an existing one, consider using plasterboard products.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
15/01/2020
BGU researchers' new invention tracks water pollution in real time

The sensor tracks nitrate levels in crops, thereby notifying authorities quickly to potential groundwater nitrate pollution, to help prevent poisoning of groundwater.

China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth

Xinhua reported that the stationary, land-based telescope had received national approval to start operations. It finished construction in 2016 and has been undergoing debugging and tests since then.

By REUTERS
11/01/2020
Meet Sisense - Israel's latest "unicorn"

A "unicorn," first coined by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, refers to privately-owned tech start-up companies boasting a rare valuation exceeding $1b.

11/01/2020
OrCam Technologies to debut AI-based, wearable hearing and optical aides

Shashua and Aviram's previous start-up, Mobileye, claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, and in August 2017, Intel acquired Mobileye for an unprecedented valuation of approximately $15.3B

Agritech startup solving 'ever-growing' pollination problem

Edete Precision Technologies for Agriculture has developed high-efficiency artificial pollination

Former NBA all-star Michael Redd joins Israeli-backed sports tech fund

Since his retirement from Basketball in 2013, Redd has been active in the investment field, invested in over 85 companies as an angel investor

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/01/2020
British-Iranian property tycoon aims to slash global carbon emissions

"We want to promote healthcare and climate change. Ten percent of US greenhouse emissions are caused by hospitals and pharma. It is a sector all by itself," said Vincent Tchenquiz.

07/01/2020
Uber, Hyundai Motor team up to develop electric air taxi

Uber has pledged to begin demonstrator urban flights in 2020 and commercial operations in 2023

By REUTERS
07/01/2020
TAU team controls terahertz waves to better detect cavities, explosives

The team’s discovery could lead to the development of novel methods of non-destructive analysis in arenas ranging from medicine to security, including identifying dental caries or explosive devices.

Researchers split water into hydrogen and oxygen using solar energy

The hydrogen produced by the Technion’s research could replace fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas

Israeli AI-powered hearing solution wins prestigious innovation award

The technology aims to eliminate the "cocktail party effect" often caused by regular hearing aids in noisy settings

06/01/2020
Global email security firm Mimecast acquires Israel's Segasec

Based on machine learning technology, Segasec's solution runs targeted scans to uncover upcoming and live attacks, and also offers capabilities to takedown active attacks.

06/01/2020
Hillel's Tech Corner: Facebook Lite, built end-to-end in Israel

Like most multinationals in the technology sector, Facebook has a significant presence here in Israel, but it doesn’t end there.

02/01/2020
Israelis run for shelter as a siren sounds during a rocket attack near Yad Mordechai at the Israeli
Coming soon: App that displays rocket alerts on streaming services

Two 15-year-old Israelis developed an app that would allow any Android supporting system that operates online to alert when a rocket alarm goes off in real time.

Tesla reportedly to launch Israel operations in January

Tesla aims to roll 3,000 Model 3 vehicles off its manufacturing line every week at the $2 billion plant.

30/12/2019
Asaf Azulay
Marketing associate of the month: Bank Hapoalim’s Asaf Azulay

Marketing Association selects Asaf Azulay, head of marketing for Bank Hapoalim as the Marketing Associate of the Month

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/12/2019
Segment Technologies sets up shop in Kfar Saba’s O-Tech complex

Segment Technologies has leased 1,500 sq.m. at the complex for a period of 20 years. The value of the deal is estimated at NIS 20 million.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/12/2019
Adama establishes NIS 12m. research center at TAU

Under the program, researchers and students from Israel and abroad will be trained in advanced degrees in the field.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/12/2019
Multinational corporations represent 'backbone' of Israeli tax revenue

Israel is currently home to 362 active multinational corporations, employing 62,000 workers.

31/12/2019
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes
Space tourism's lack of regulations could spell disaster for industry

The first commercial space flights are slated to take off in 2020, but the FAA can't implement new regulations until 2023.

27/12/2019
Innovation nation:  Top 10 Israeli inventions of the last 10 years
Top 10 Israeli inventions of the last 10 years

Every time you turn around, it seems the Jewish state has created yet another startling new invention or start-up. Here are the top 10 of the decade.

29/12/2019
IAI And Starburst Accelerator inaugurate their new Tel Aviv innovation center.
Israel Aerospace Industries targets tech acceleration with new innovation center

The center, located in Tel Aviv, will launch in January 2020.

25/12/2019
Changemaker nation?
The secret of Israeli innovation, what does that spell for the future?

“Ashoka exists to help people find their inner changemaker,” she told me. I quickly learned that is not an empty phrase.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
24/12/2019
Clean Energy Israel
BIRD Energy to fund 7 Israel-US clean energy projects

Each project is conducted by a US-Israeli partnership, and the selected projects address energy challenges and opportunities, focusing on commercializing clean energy technologies.

24/12/2019
Israel to accelerate medical cannabis research with hi-tech incubator

The development will take place in the small Negev town of Yeruham whose mayor commented that the city's dreams of being a medical cannabis 'production capital' are now being realized.

24/12/2019
Climate control at your feet The evolution of underfloor heating systems

Israel is considered a hot country; it is generally very warm most of the year.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
23/12/2019
Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule fails test to reach space station

The Starliner setback came as Boeing, whose shares dropped 1.6% on the day.

By REUTERS
22/12/2019
The open reactor with fuel rods are seen in a water pool inside the nuclear power plant Muehleberg d
Switzerland backs away from nuclear power, decommissions first facility

The closure is the first of Switzerland's five reactors to be decommissioned.

By REUTERS
20/12/2019
A LOGO of Twitter is pictured next to the logo of Facebook.
267 million peoples' personal information leaked through Facebook

The list of users may very well be in use of telemarketers and the like.

20/12/2019
U.S. President Trump speaks with Congressional Republicans at the White House in Washington
Will Trump impeachment sink the stock market?

Never make predictions, especially about the future. – Casey Stengel

By AARON KATSMAN
20/12/2019
MusashiAI's artificial intelligence-controlled visual inspection robot.
Japanese-Israeli partnership launches 'job agency for robots'

The joint venture of the companies, MusashiAI, will enable businesses to hire fully-autonomous AI robots to work alongside humans in industrial workplaces, according to their needs.

17/12/2019
Intel acquires Israeli chipmaker Habana Labs for $2 billion

The acquisition is the company's second largest in Israel to date.

16/12/2019
An illustration of Aurora Labs' technology
Israelis develop 'self-healing' cars powered by machine learning and AI

Tel Aviv-based start-up Aurora Labs has made a proactive and remote system to detect and fix potential vehicle malfunctions, and update and validate in-car software without any downtime.

15/12/2019
Israeli drone Orbiter 4 breaks endurance record, stays in air for 25 hours

“The flight was performed at mission altitude carrying the T-stamp EO payload with laser capabilities,” the company said in a statement on Sunday.

Left-Right: Gal Fridman, chairman and chief marketing officer; Maya Gonik, head of business developm
Israeli firm to develop low-emission engine with Japanese company

The 10 kg (about 22 lbs) engine can be used as an onboard power generator in a vehicle or as a stand-alone electricity generator.

By REUTERS
16/12/2019
US chemical giant DuPont acquires Israeli desalination start-up

Founded in 2008, Desalitech specializes in closed circuit reverse osmosis desalination technology for industrial and municipal water users.

12/12/2019
A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him
Israeli team discovers viruses to nab credit card information

Acting undetected for six months, the hackers are estimated to have stolen tens of millions of dollars.

By OMRI RON
12/12/2019
An illustration of Robin's smartphone app
Israeli start-up Robin eyes global future for finance app

When it comes to managing long-term finances - from pensions to insurance and investment - every percent counts.

12/12/2019
Technology makes the world go round

In the not so distant past, people used to say that money makes the world go round.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
12/12/2019
From left, EIT Director Martin Kern; EIT Hub Tel Aviv office manager Adi Barel; Israel-Europe Resear
European innovation community extends operations to Israel

The newly-inaugurated Tel Aviv hub - located at the city's Azrieli Sarona Tower - is the EIT's second facility outside the continent, following the launch of a similar hub in the Silicon Valley.

11/12/2019
Israeli 'rubber band' solution could reduce plastic bottle volume by 80%

A French-Israeli entrepreneur believes that recycling challenges posed by large quantities of plastic bottles could be significantly ameliorated with a rubber band.

11/12/2019
Spotlight on Israeli start-ups: Cred

Cred uses machine learning to enable banks to offer well-timed, tailored wealth management products to clients.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
17/12/2019
Hillel's Tech Corner: Cancer treatment personalized

OncoHost combines life-science research and advanced machine-learning technology to develop personalized strategies to maximize the success of cancer therapy.

05/12/2019
Innovation: Nazareth – a holy city and a hi-tech haven

Israel’s largest Arab city, situated at the foot of the Nazareth Range hills, is the picturesque home for approximately 75,000 residents of predominantly Muslim and Christian origin.

06/12/2019
EMS Mekorot eyes global market for Israeli water expertise

‘US is decades behind us in dealing with such an important issue as water.’

05/12/2019
Computer code and an Israeli flag
Hour of Code will teach kids how to create technology

Initiative geared toward children and students, but anyone is invited to take part.

Technion students develop algorithm to land aircraft with engine failure

The algorithm would help pilots in distress reroute and land safely.

05/12/2019
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