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IBM establishes Software Lab in Israel

IBM Haifa Labs News Center

October 16, 2006

The establishment of the IBM Israel Software Lab builds upon IBM’s previous acquisitions of companies with Israel-based development teams

IBM recently announced the establishment of a new Software Lab in Israel. The establishment of the IBM Israel Software Lab builds upon IBM's previous acquisitions of companies with Israel-based development teams. These include Ubique, iPhrase Technologies, acquired last year, and the more recent acquisition of Unicorn Solutions. Based upon the core competencies of these teams, the Israeli Software Lab will initially focus on the areas of search, metadata management, and collaborative real-time technologies.

"The establishment of the new software lab in Israel is a strong vote of confidence from IBM for the software development capabilities existing in this country," stated Meir Nissensohn, General Manager of IBM Israel. Nissensohn explained that the new Israeli lab consolidates three strategic software development teams currently operating in Rehovot and Jerusalem.

Daniel Yellin has been appointed Director of the Israel Software Lab, and takes on this assignment after several senior positions in the IBM Research Division. Yellin is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

"What makes the IBM Israel Software Lab so exciting is the technical depth of our team, and the fact that we are focused on some of the most exciting areas in software development today," explained Yellin. "We are proud of the unique and creative atmosphere generated at the lab-which is a warm, welcoming, yet challenging place to work. This is something we will be careful to nurture and maintain, even as we grow and expand our capabilities."

With the establishment of the new IBM Software Lab, IBM Israel now boasts three labs under its auspices: the long-established Haifa Research Lab directed by Oded Cohn, the system Development Lab directed by Moshe Molcho, and the new Software Lab headed by Yellin. Together, the three labs employ approximately 650 researchers and developers, whose activities bring solutions to IBM clients both in Israel and abroad.


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