What are the eight multi-billion dollar 'exits' by Israeli start-ups?

Last year, Israeli start-ups were sold for a whopping $23 billion in 112 deals.

Azrieli Center (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Azrieli Center
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
With electronic parts manufacturer Orbotech getting bought up by KLA Tencor on Monday for $3.4 billion, Israeli start-ups continue to be sold for staggering sums.
Yet Orbotech's "exit" may only be the fifth largest in Israeli history. 
1. For $15.3 billion, autonomous driving firm Mobileye was acquired by Intel in 2017. That's the largest "exit" ever by an Israeli start-up. As agreed, Mobileye's operations remain in Jerusalem.
2. For $5 billion, video software unit NDS was acquired by Cisco in 2012. (Cisco is now said to be seeking a buyer for the unit.)
3. For $4.7 billion, at the height of the hi-tech bubble, optics network company Chromatis was bought up by Lucent in 2000. (After the bubble burst in the following next year, Lucent laid-off all Chromatis' employees.)
4. For $4.4 billion, social media gaming platform Playtika was bought by Giant Interactive in 2016.
5. For $3.4 billion, Orbotech was acquired by KLA Tencor in 2018.
7. For $1.3 billion, Waze, the driving navigation app, was scooped up by Google in 2013.
Waze, an Israeli mobile satellite navigation application, has revolutionized driving (Reuters)Waze, an Israeli mobile satellite navigation application, has revolutionized driving (Reuters)
8. For $1.1 billion, NeuroDerm -- which develops pharmaceuticals for treating nervous system disorders -- was bought by Mitsubishi Tanabe in 2017.
Last year, Israeli start-ups were sold for a whopping $23 billion in 112 deals, a 19% jump from the previous year, according to the IVC Research Center.
Israeli entrepreneurs have come under criticism for sometimes opting to make a quick exit, as opposed to scaling the company locally and investing in long-term growth opportunities.