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1 State of the Israeli Technology Industry and the Future Dr. Orna Berry Venture Partner, Gemini Israel Funds

2 2002 ICT GDP - NIS 33 billion 17% of business sector GDP. OECD highest - compared to 10-11% in Korea and US. Israel s Information and 2003 ICT exports - US $10.1 billion. Communications Technology (ICT) Investment in ICT research and development is Industry Source: CBS, 2002/ % of the ICT GDP. Israeli ICT GDP grew from NIS 8.7 billion in 1990 to NIS OECD highest - compared to 16-17% in 39 billion in Japan and Finland.

3 ICT production accounted for 18.4% of Israel s business sector product in 2003 Share of ICT in Business Sector Italy Spain Australia Austria Portugal France Denmark Norway EU Japan OECD Belgium Netherlands Sweden US New Zealand UK Korea Finland ISRAEL Product Germany

4 Israel s Skilled Employees Source: Ministry of Finance Singapore Iceland S. Korea U.K. Taiwan Canada Switzerland Netherland Japan Israel U.S. Israel has one of the highest educated workforces in the world with first class education institutions 77% of the population are high school graduates 20% of the population have academic degrees

5 Tech Savvy Country Broadband subscribers (% Households) Israel: over 60% PC penetration, 50% Broadband penetration 100% South Korea 80% 60% Hong Kong 2,5 Mio BB Subscribers Source: Alcatel January % 20% 0% Portugal China Urban Spain Chile Belgium Italy France Taiwan Germany Japan Israel Canada Singapore USA Switz. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% UK Netherlands. Denmark Norway Finland Australia Sweden PC penetration (% population)

6 Role of the Government General recognition (both major parties) that growth of Israel s private high-tech sector is critical Meaningful support for qualified companies,

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8 OCS R&D Grants ($M) Total Grants

9 R&D: Israel ranks highest in Civilian Research and Development ISRAEL Finland Sweden Iceland Japan Korea Denmark France Belgium Netherlands Italy Ireland Czech Rep. Australia Canada Norway UK Switzerland USA Germany Source OECD EU Report, 2002 New Zealand Spain Portugal Greece

10 GDP ratio from start-ups: 25 percent contraction in the product of start-ups in Israel in 2003 Therefore: State as an economic assistant must create opportunities for collaboration with start-ups First candidates Collaboration for collaboration: Larger players selling into Israel Collaborative organizations emerging

11 Collaboration: IMA Non-profit organization aimed at enhancing the competitive edge of the Israeli mobile industry

12 The Second Silicon Valley

13 Future Trends Communications Industry Pick-up and Renewal Technology moves from Military to New Applications

14 Communications Revolution is taking Place 2 Broadband everywhere 3 Ubiquitous wireless 5 Delayered and open network and IT platforms IP network 4 Multi-access innovative devices Service platforms Transaction systems Physical Physical networks networks / / transport transport 1

15 Communications as a segment of Global ICT Source: WITSA Digital Planet Report, 2004

16 WiFi, WiMax, WiMedia Broad-based uptake A stereotype of the Innovator s dilemma Riding industry standards From hot spots to hot zones From laptops to VOIP phones As Presented by Eric Benhamou, Telecom Israel 2004

17 Jerusalem recently became Israel s first city to offer WiFi access The project was the brainchild of an Intel Israel executive and is currently offered as a free service Israel takes part in technology Many cities worldwide are currently planning their WiFi networks

18 It is estimated that some 15% of all communications equipment sold around the world comes from Israel. and in development Source: UK Trade and Investment profile, 2003 Telecommunications Software: over 15 companies Data and cellular communications: over 25 companies Microwave and mobile comm.: over 16 companies Radio and satellite communications: over 20 companies Wireless

19 Military Technology - Peaceful Applications Given Imaging: Brainchild of a missile guidance expert Rafael Development Corp

20 Commodity Protection Military Technology HLS Applications Explosives & Hazardous Materials Identification/ Authentication Command & Control 18 Companies 21 Companies 37 Companies 29 Companies Access Control Anti-Aircraft Missile Protection Intrusion Detection Tracking & Motion Control System Integrators 12 Companies 2 Companies 35 Companies 12 Companies 14 Companies 180 Israeli companies are developing technologies for the Home Land Security Market

21 Israel From Military to Communications Evolution from Defense to Communications!"!!! # Communications startups - over 50 companies Including: RedC, Lightwave, Passave, Lynx, Lambda Crossing

22 New Markets China and India will bring Risks and Rewards ICT industry product grew 7.5% in 2003, more moderate growth than some other

23 The market for communications and wireless services in China is growing exponentially Broadband Users (s)! E E New Markets E E Note that there are more mobile phone users in China today than the population of the US! Morgan Stanley - The China Internet Report, June 2004 As Presented by Eric Benhamou, Telecom Israel 2004

24 Summary Israel s people, government incentives for technological growth and collaborative efforts among industries bring us to a point in Israel s ICT history with great potential

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