The Israel Venture Association and U.S. technology magazine Red Herring last night named the nine Israeli startups to be presented at the IVA annual tech conference next week.
The companies were chosen based on vision, technological achievement, and market leadership.
In the software category, the winners were Itemfield which developed a technology to different systems to exchange data; BeInSync, which made software to enable data synchronization between multiple PCs and sharing data; and target="_blank"Zend Technologies, which makes a development and infrastructure tool based on PHP programming language, for application developers. Zend had been a candidate for acquisition by Oracle, and has strategic agreements in place with IBM.
In the communications category, the winners are Amimon, a fabless semiconductors company that developed a wireless standard for short-range communications, allowing the transmission of uncompressed video at a pace of 1.5 gigabits per second; Axerra, which developed communications solutions to transmit a range of services, mainly 3G, over switching networks; and Cryptoflash inventor Discretix which develops security technology based on hardware for the growing smart-phone and smart-card market.
In the life sciences category one of the winners is Brainsgate, a medical device company developing an electronic device that transmits electrical pulses to expand blood vessels in the brain in order to bypass the blood-brain barrier; Deep Breeze, which is developing the VRI - Vibration Response Imaging. It creates pulmonary images by capturing the vibration response energy generated by the lungs, the company explains.
Then there is Mazor Surgical Technologies, developer of a miniaturized robotic surgery technology to operate with exquisite accuracy on the spine.