Israeli High Tech Is Not Just A Few Startups

Regarding "Violence may also leave scars on Israeli high tech" (The Middle East, Nov. 13): The bulk of Israel's high-tech sector (at least in terms of sales and industrial output) comes from established companies such as Scitex, ECI Telecom, Converse, Orbotech, Tadiran, and many others. These companies supply the lion's share of employment in Israel's high-tech industry--and stimulate the economy each time a product is manufactured and exported. Unlike most of the hot startups, they are well-entrenched and not dependent on what foreign investors view each night on TV.

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