TechNation: Intel Unveils Skylake Processors Developed in Haifa

13,000 Israeli properties on Airbnb; IAI wins nat’l cyber security network tender

Hagai Frid

Intel officially unveiled its new Skylake line of computer processors on Wednesday. It was largely invented at its development center in Haifa, which led additional teams in the United States and India. The new processors are primarily designed for use in personal computers and computers that combine tablet and desktop computer use. At present, they are not designed for use in smartphones. In the coming months, Intel is expected to launch around 50 versions of the new processor, each designed for a different kind of device. The company says the new processors provide up to two and a half times better computer performance and three times the battery life compared to computers from five years ago, along with improved graphics. The Haifa development team was led by Shlomit Weiss, the global general manager of the Client Microprocessor Product Group of Intel. (Amir Teig)

13,000 Israeli properties on Airbnb

More than 13,000 residential properties are registered with Airbnb, the website featuring short-term rentals at locations around the world, and half of the listings in Israel are in Tel Aviv. So said Sophia Gkiousou, Airbnb’s London-based public policy manager for Central and Eastern Europe, to the audience at a Tel Aviv conference sponsored by TheMarker yesterday. This compares with just 900 Israeli properties listed on the site just three years ago, she said. She also noted that Israelis are active users of Airbnb’s services, with as many Israelis using the service, presumably mostly on trips abroad, as foreign tourists who use it for stays in Israel. (Amir Teig)

IAI wins nat’l cyber security network tender

Israel Aerospace Industries recently won a tender issued by the National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office for an advanced, secure platform for the sharing of real-time information on cyber threats - information on incidents that users may require for their own situations. In the process of setting up the platform, IAI will be extending the know-how that it developed for its own internal cyber security purposes to a wider public of users.The network, the first of its kind in Israel, will link a network of professional users of various kinds to a help desk, the Cyber Event Readiness Team, at the National Cyber Bureau. About two months ago, a group of firms led by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems was the successful bidder to supply information services to the cyber bureau. (Ora Coren)