Elron Electronic Industries

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Elron Electronic Industries is an Israeli technology holding company based in Tel Aviv; since 1962 the company has been involved in setting up, funding and developing over 30 companies and is considered one of the foundation stones of the high-tech industry in Israel.wikipedia
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Elron Electronic Industries is an Israeli technology holding company based in Tel Aviv; since 1962 the company has been involved in setting up, funding and developing over 30 companies and is considered one of the foundation stones of the high-tech industry in Israel.
In 1961 ECI Telecom was founded, followed in 1962 by Tadiran and Elron Electronic Industries regarded by many to be the "Fairchild of Israel."

Elbit Systems

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The company evolved through the years to become the multinational defence electronics company – Elbit Systems (nasdaq: ELBT).
Elbit Systems was founded in 1966 by Elron Electronic Industries, which combined the existing expertise within the Israel Ministry of Defense-Research Institute in special computer design with Elron's experience in electronic product design, manufacture and management (initially under the name Elbit Computers).

Orbotech

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In 1981 Elron was involved in the establishment of a company that will later become Orbotech (nasdaq: ORBK) a manufacturer of equipment for the Printed Circuit Board (PCB), TFT& LCD Display assembly industries.
The company received financial backing from Uzia Galil of Elron Electronic Industries, an Israeli holding company.

Elscint

Elscint Ltd.
In 1969, Uzia convinced a talented engineer, Avraham Suhami, who just completed his PhD at the Technion, to join him and start a new company that will focus on the development of medical and scientific solutions, a new company - Elscint, a contraction of the words "electronic" and "scientific", was established again with the support of Dan Tolkowsky.
Elscint (a portmanteau of the words "electronic" and "scientific) was founded in 1969 by Dr. Avraham Suhami, who was a nuclear physics professor at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology at the time, after receiving encouragement to apply his scientific and technical knowledge for commercial applications from Uzia Galil, founder of Elron, a technology investment company. Elscint was founded as a subsidiary of Elron with an initial investment of 250.000 US dollars, Suhami was appointed as the company's CEO and Dan Tolkovsky (who was the CEO of Discount Investment Corporation parent of Elron at the time) was appointed as Chairman.

Dan Tolkowsky

Dan Tolkovsky
In 1969, Uzia convinced a talented engineer, Avraham Suhami, who just completed his PhD at the Technion, to join him and start a new company that will focus on the development of medical and scientific solutions, a new company - Elscint, a contraction of the words "electronic" and "scientific", was established again with the support of Dan Tolkowsky. Elron was founded in 1962 by Uzia Galil, with the support of Dan Tolkowsky of the Discount Investment Corporation.
Tolkowsky helped Uzia Galil start the technology holding company Elron Electronic Industries in 1962.

GE Healthcare

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At the close of 1998, GE Medical acquired the Nuclear and MR businesses of Elscint, (then a division of Elron, based in Haifa, Israel), the CT business being bought by Picker, and in the same year Marquette Medical Systems became a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Medical.

Given Imaging

Given Imaging Ltd.
In 1998, Given Imaging (nasdaq: GIVN), a developer of a video capsule for medical diagnostics, was founded.
Given Imaging was founded in 1998 by Dr. Gabi Iddan and Dr. Gavriel Meron, initial funding for the company was provided by Elron Electronic Industries, Israel's leading technology holding company, in cooperation with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

Philips

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The company was founded in 1969 as Elscint by Elron Electronic Industries and was acquired by Marconi Medical Systems in 1998, which was itself acquired by Philips in 2001.

Tel Aviv

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Elron Electronic Industries is an Israeli technology holding company based in Tel Aviv; since 1962 the company has been involved in setting up, funding and developing over 30 companies and is considered one of the foundation stones of the high-tech industry in Israel.

Clean technology

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The company's sectors of interest include clean technology, software, semiconductors, medical technology, telecommunications, defence and aerospace.

Software

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The company's sectors of interest include clean technology, software, semiconductors, medical technology, telecommunications, defence and aerospace.

Semiconductor

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The company's sectors of interest include clean technology, software, semiconductors, medical technology, telecommunications, defence and aerospace.

Health technology in the United States

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The company's sectors of interest include clean technology, software, semiconductors, medical technology, telecommunications, defence and aerospace.

Telecommunication

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The company's sectors of interest include clean technology, software, semiconductors, medical technology, telecommunications, defence and aerospace.

Aerospace

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The company's sectors of interest include clean technology, software, semiconductors, medical technology, telecommunications, defence and aerospace.

Discount Investment Corporation

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Elron was founded in 1962 by Uzia Galil, with the support of Dan Tolkowsky of the Discount Investment Corporation.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

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In 1969, Uzia convinced a talented engineer, Avraham Suhami, who just completed his PhD at the Technion, to join him and start a new company that will focus on the development of medical and scientific solutions, a new company - Elscint, a contraction of the words "electronic" and "scientific", was established again with the support of Dan Tolkowsky. Uzia Galil graduated from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1947, and in 1948 joined the Israel Navy as an officer responsible for maintaining its Radio systems.

Israeli Navy

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Uzia Galil graduated from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1947, and in 1948 joined the Israel Navy as an officer responsible for maintaining its Radio systems.

Purdue University

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In 1952 Uzia was sent to study for a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in the United States.

United States

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In 1952 Uzia was sent to study for a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in the United States. During his studies in the United States, he worked at Motorola's research lab and was part of a team that developed of one of the world's first colour televisions. Uzia Galil short experience working for Motorola in the United States exposed him to the technology industry and he decided to establish Israel's first high tech Startup company.

Motorola

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During his studies in the United States, he worked at Motorola's research lab and was part of a team that developed of one of the world's first colour televisions. Uzia Galil short experience working for Motorola in the United States exposed him to the technology industry and he decided to establish Israel's first high tech Startup company.

High tech

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Uzia Galil short experience working for Motorola in the United States exposed him to the technology industry and he decided to establish Israel's first high tech Startup company.

Haifa

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He started the company, while still serving in Navy, in a friend's (Benjamin Sandller) flat in Haifa, later joined by another friend (Gideon Kirshner), who was a teacher at the Haifa Technical High-School, and worked with them in his spare time.