Clal Industries and Investments

Clal Industries and Investments (Clal) is one of Israel's leading investment companies, holding a portfolio of investments that are encompassing manufacturing, advanced technology and consumer-oriented companies. The Company primarily holds enterprises market leaders. In the manufacturing sector, the company's major holdings are in the cement and paper industries. In the advanced technology sector, the company directly holds companies in telecom, industrial electronics and microelectronics. Consumer-oriented holdings are active in retail and communications services. Additionally, the company operates two specialized areas, one providing an umbrella for activities in bio-technology; the other, operating a Venture Capital Fund.

Held 49.9% by Access Industries, a privately held industrial group with long-term holdings worldwide.

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Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$6 billion in approximately 1,000 companies in more than 40 countries. In that timeframe, about 157 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and another 187 have been acquired by other companies. In 2006, Intel Capital invested about US$1.07 billion in 163 deals with approximately 60 percent of funds (excluding Clearwire) invested outside the United States. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit

Elron Electronic Industries Ltd

Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE: ELRN), a member of the IDB Holding group, is a technology holding company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Elron's group companies currently comprise public and privately held companies engaged in a diverse range of technological activities. These companies, at various levels of maturity and progress, are primarily in the fields of medical devices, information & communications technology and clean technology, and have the potential to be technology leaders, each in their respective fields. Elron focuses on identifying and developing unique technology companies. Current group companies include Given Imaging, Medingo, BrainsGate, NuLens, Aqwise and Starling, and in the past included Elbit Systems, NetVision and Partner Communications. For further information, please visit