100 most influential -- High-tech
Multinational companies investing in R&D in Israel are the real drivers behind the country’s high-tech success.
Israeli high-tech has always been a bubble, differentiated from the rest of the country by its high salaries and handsome terms. The gap between Israel's high-tech industry and the rest of the country has grown over the past few years. The country's 230,000 or so high-tech employees have succeeded where the rest of the country has failed - in creating a global competitive advantage.